– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Filmmaker Kevin Smith has released another production diary for his upcoming film Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. If you’ll recall, in the first movie, Jay and Silent Bob rode along with a band of women on their trek to Hollywood. Ever the callback-maker, Smith has now returned to that well, but instead added a dose of youth and diversity, as he calls it (because reboots are all about youth and diversity).

As you can probably tell from the video, this band of girls features a group of diverse teen girls this time around, which Smith proudly introduces over the course of the video. The gang even includes a deaf girl named Sopy (short for Sopapilla…anyone else hungry?) who is pretty much the counterpart to Silent Bob. But the most interesting part of the video for me wasn’t necessarily the girl gang, but what Smith himself said when one of his actors said the film was similar, but different, from Strike Back.

“If Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back was like a Looney Tunes cartoon, Reboot is like an episode of The Simpsons where you laugh a lot, but they also pull on your heartstrings as well.”

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Given that Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back really had zero heartstrings that it pulled on, that’s quite the interesting move, and is more in line with his other movies like Zack and Miri, Clerks II and Chasing Amy, which I think is likely a good move.

But what do you think of this latest production diary? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.