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Kevin Smith is making good on his promise to deliver Mallrats 2 as his next film, announcing today that the first draft of the screenplay is finished and that the official title of the movie is MallBrats. While the writer/director didn't offer any new plot details, the title surely hints that the original characters will be bringing some of their children into the mix this time around. The filmmaker also used this moment to remember original Mallrats producer Jim Jacks. He says:
"20 years in the making. 113 pages fulla old friends & new jokes. This is for you, Jim. Wish you were here. #MallBrats"
Jim Jacks had always wanted to make a sequel to the original Mallrats. Saldy, he passed away a little over a year ago. His untimely death helped motivate and push to see the film become a reality. At this time, the sequel does not have a release date. »
Smith plans to shoot MallBrats later this year for an expected release in 2016, and has so far confirmed that Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Jason Mewes, Shannen Doherty, Ethan Suplee, Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey, , Claire Forlani, Michael Rooker, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Brian O’HalloranBryan Johnson, Walt Flanagan, Scott Mosier and Stan Lee will all be back.
- Gary Collinson
At Wizard World Minneapolis 2015, I had the chance to speak with Michael Rooker, who chatted briefly about The Walking Dead and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. I also caught up with Jason Mewes, who talked about Todd & The Book of Pure Evil.
Michael Rooker Q&A:
Have you been keeping up with The Walking Dead this season? If Merle were still alive, how would he fit into life at Alexandria?
Michael Rooker: I have, I watch my buddies whenever possible every week. First off, I’d have guards at the supply depot. I was surprised that the supply depot hadn’t been raided as of yet by anyone, really. Secondly, I would put the support beams on the inside of the fencing around the complex [laughs]. And then I’d just hang out, have a beer, or make my own home brew, and enjoy life.
Was it intimidating to »
- Derek Anderson
There’s plenty to enjoy in the surprising Marvel Studios hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Most of the praise for the flick goes to director James Gunn and the primary cast of characters who play the titular ragtag team of misfits. But there’s one actor who deserves some more recognition, and that’s Michael Rooker, who plays the […]
- Ethan Anderton
Guardians of the Galaxy star Michael Rooker actually has a history with Jason "Jay" Mewes that goes back a few years, the two having had the chance to work together on Kevin Smith's 1995 cult hit Mallrats. As such, it does make some sense that the former would want the latter to show up in Guardians of the Galaxy 2... but you should watch the funny response that response gets from writer/director James Gunn when made while on stage at a comic book convention: This weekend, both Michael Rooker and Jason Mewes were guests at the Wizard World Minneapolis comic convention in Minnesota, and while it's not included in the video, it's pretty easy to assume that this moment was spurred on by Rooker being asked by a fan or moderator about potentially carving out a role for Jason Mewes in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. This prompted the »
Stan Lee is the world's greatest cameo actor, and now he's passing on his wisdom to the next generation.
"I didn't get to be the world's greatest cameo actor overnight," he says. "It took years of hard work."
The video was released to coincide with the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, following Lee's many fleeting guest appearances in Marvel films.
Watch a supercut of Stan Lee's Marvel cameos below: »
Discover the hidden talents of comic book legend Stan "The Man" Lee as he teaches a very unique acting class in the video below; would you go to the "Stan Lee Cameo School"? Directed by Kevin Smith and starring Tara Reid, Michael Rooker, Lou Ferrigno, Jason Mewes, and an Audi S8, it’s time for the world to appreciate the subtle art of cameo acting courtesy of the man who has mastered it in countless Marvel movie appearances. What's your favourite Stan Lee cameo? Sound off below! »
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Watch Jack Nicholson react to the first look at Jared Leto's Joker from Suicide Squad (via Geek Tyrant): Speaking of Jared Leto's Joker, here's a guy already doing the look in today's cosplay spotlight (via Kotaku): Learn the Stan Lee method of cameo acting from the Man himself in this Audi ad directed by Kevin Smith and costarring Michael Rooker, Lou Ferrigno, Jason Mewes and Tara Reid: Just in time for Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latest Honest Trailer smashes Ang Lee's Hulk: Pippin Barr has created an old school Atari-style video game based on Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. See a screencap below, and play it here (via...
- Christopher Campbell
No one pulls off a cameo appearance quite like Stan Lee. "The Man" has appeared in nearly all of the movies based on Marvel titles. (X-Men: Days of Future Past was a rare exception, as his schedule prohibited him from visiting the set.) With one of his famous pop-ins coming in this weekend.s Avengers: Age of Ultron, it.s high time that Lee pass along his knowledge and technique to the next generation of great cameo actors. The Marvel Comics legend partnered with Audi to create a hilarious video titled "Stan Lee Cameo School." Directed by Kevin Smith, it features Lee educating the likes of Michael Rooker, Tara Reid, Jason Mewes, and Smith in the exquisite art of cameo acting. Make no mistake, "cameo acting" is not the same thing as "acting acting." "Acting acting" involves bold gestures, physical stances, and dressing up like a superhero, whereas "cameo acting »
Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery is an upcoming summer full-length film that sees the Kiss gang get animated and call up Scooby-Doo, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Fred of Mystery Inc. to solve the mystery of the Crimson Witch. The witch is disrupting a Halloween concert at the amusement Kiss World and is setting out to destroy the planet by summoning the Destroyer. »
Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con May 22nd through the 24th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!
Sure, you got the comic artists and cosplayers, wrestlers, a St. Louis Ram, a Power Ranger, and of course the ubiquitous Walking Dead stars, but what We Are Movie Geeks is most excited about are the celebrities from movies that will be on hand: Horror legend George Romero, Sharknado legend Tara Reid, horror hostess with the mostest (if you know what I mean) Elvira, Guardians Of The Galaxy tough guy Dave Bautista, Henry the serial killer himself Michael Rooker, Do The Right Thing’s ‘Buggin Out’ Giancarlo Esposito. Lord of the Rings Trilogy’s Pippin Billy Boyd, Captain America squeeze Hayley Atwell, and Silent Bob’s buddy Jay aka Jason Mewes. »
- Tom Stockman
It's not often that we hear of a building demolition significantly altering a director's plans, but that's exactly what's happened to Kevin Smith.
Smith's original schedule would have seen him direct a second sequel to the cult hit Clerks later this year. After that, he was planning to direct Mallrats 2, a sequel to his 1995 comedy, in spring 2016.
But Smith has since learned that the shopping mall where he plans to shoot Mallrats 2 is to be torn down within the next year or so - which means he's altered his filming schedule to compensate.
"...we were talking about initially shooting Clerks 3 this summer and then we were going to get to Mallrats in the beginning of 2016," Smith explained on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast. "And then it jumped into »
Kevin Smith, who once claimed he was retiring from directing, has quite the feature film slate line-up over the course of the next two years. But he is now changing those plans somewhat, pushing the sequel Mallrats 2 to the forefront. The comedy was originally announced for an early 2016 start date. That changed to late 2015. But now it seems the movie will come first on the docket to take advantage of a key shooting location that may not be around very much longer, with production set to start sometime soon.
The original plan saw Kevin Smith, who just finished shooting the second film in his True North Trilogy Yoga Hosers, doing Clerks III next, followed by his hockey epic Hit Somebody, and the True North trilogy ending Moose Jaws after that. Mallrats 2 was originally the last of these four movies set to move into production. But Kevin Smith has pulled his »
A few weeks back, the prospect of a Mallrats sequel was hinted at in a cheeky Facebook post by director Kevin Smith. In the short period to follow, the project has gone from “a glint in the eye” to an official production on Smith’s forthcoming slate. Fitting in into his hectic year ahead saw Clerks 3 take precedent, with Mallrats 2 earmarked for an early 2016 shoot.
My how the tables have turned, as Smith announced on his weekly Hollywood Babble-On show (via Slash Film) that the two sequels are now being shot in the reverse order. Due to some timetable logistics, Mallrats 2 is set to shoot this year and Clerks 3 will take the early 2016 slot.
Read on for a transcription of Smith’s comments, but beware, there’s a major plot spoiler buried in the middle:
We’ve been putting together Mallrats 2….It’s been a real, like Blues »
- Gem Seddon
Jason Mewes officially became a dad on April Fools' Day—no joke! On Wednesday at 6:25 a.m., the Jay and Silent Bob star's wife Jordan Monsanto gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Logan Lee Mewes, dad's rep told E! News. Little Logan, the first child for the couple, weighed in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Jason's pal and frequent collaborator Kevin Smith didn't just drop by the hospital to meet Logan—he took the Mewes' first photo as a family of three! Luckily Kevin, aka Silent Bob, can provide plenty of insight to his producer pal on raising a daughter—his own baby girl, Harley Quinn Smith, is now a 15-year-old young lady! And if someday »
Will Kevin Smith babysit!? Jason Mewes and his wife Jordan Monsanto have welcomed their first child together, his rep confirms exclusively to Us Weekly. The couple's girl, named Logan Lee Mewes, was born at L.A.'s Cedar Sinai on April Fools' Day at 6:25 a.m., the rep tells Us. The baby girl weighed in at 7 lbs., and 11 oz. Mewes and his producer wife posed for their first family photo in the hospital, which just so happened to be taken by Smith! Little Logan snuggled in between her [...] »
Talk of Mallrats 2 continues to escalate into further bouts of social media madness as director Kevin Smith has opted to use Twitter as a casting announcement tool. In the last couple of weeks, the status of the shopping-centric sequel has gone from non-existent to very much on Smith’s upcoming production slate. And of course, as the film falls within his very own View Askewniverse, he’s intent on roping in all of the main players from the 1995 caper to reprise their roles. Which is just plain brilliant.
So far, the returnees are: Jason Lee as Brodie Bruce, Shannen Doherty as Renee, Smith as Silent Bob, Jason Mewes as his mouthy buddy Jay, Ethan Suplee as Willam, Stan Lee as himself and Michael Rooker as the pretzel-eating Mr. Svenning.
Ready for more? Here’s Smith’s latest batch of confirmed recruits:
T.S. Quint proposes a return to the Jaws ride! »
- Gem Seddon
Director Kevin Smith continues to add more and more cast members for his upcoming sequel Mallrats 2, with original Mallrats stars Joey Lauren Adams (Gwen), Renée Humphrey (Trish) and Sven-Ole Thorsen (Lafours) coming back to reprise their roles. They join director/star Kevin Smith (Silent Bob), Jason Mewes (Jay), Ethan Suplee (William), Jason Lee (Brodie), Stan Lee (Himself), Michael Rooker (Mr Svenning), Shannen Doherty (Rene) and Jeremy London (T.S. Quint). What's interesting is it seems the director is bringing even more actors from Mallrats on board than originally planned.
When Kevin Smith revealed that Jeremy London was coming back last week, his tweet said "8 down, 4 to go," implying that he has four more Mallrats cast members left to add. However, when the director announced Sven-Ole Thorsen's casting today, he said, "11 down, now 4 to go." Two of the main Mallrats cast members that have not been confirmed yet are »
As a pretty big fan of filmmaker Kevin Smith, I tend to be inclined to support whatever project he’s interested in making, be it a new movie, a new podcast, or anything in between. Even so, I was initially a bit confused as to why Smith was looking to follow up Clerks III (which I’m hugely looking forward to) and his next two Canadian set genre outings (this year’s Yoga Hosers and the still to be shot Moose Jaws) with a sequel to Mallards. Yes, it’s developed over the years from a box office disappointment to one of his most beloved titles, but was anyone yearning for Mallrats 2? Then, I listened to Smith explain why and now, not just am I on board, I think it has the potential to be the rare 90’s movie reunion that really works. The reason that Smith decided to make »
- Joey Magidson
While more often than not, most biopics are usually reserved for popular musicians and Apple Computer CEOs. But the upcoming dramatic comedy Shooting Clerks revolves around indie director-turned-cult icon Kevin Smith. The story follows a young Kevin as he sets out to raise $27,000 to make his black and white comedy Clerks, which went onto become a surprise hit way back in 1994. The new film was written and directed by Christopher Downie, with the full cooperation of Kevin Smith.
Kevin Smith actually appears in the film, as do other Clerks participants such as Jason Mewes and Brian O'Halloran. The film hit IndieGoGo last year to raise money for production and now we have a first look with a teaser trailer. As for the story, no synopsis has been released, but we imagine it tracks Smith's efforts to get the movie off the ground, along with a look at what was happening »
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