1 Year After Kevin Smith Almost Died, 'Jay and Silent Bob Reboot' Started Production

We're gonna start by saying again, for the record, we are so damn glad resident fanboy extraordinaire Kevin Smith didn't die a year ago today after suffering a heart attack. Smith's enthusiasm for the things he loves- comics, his family, his art- has always been a driving force of his career, and we are thrilled to see him continuing.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Smith was embarking on the next chapter in the saga of Jay and Silent Bob (the characters brought to life by Jason Mewes and Smith in ClerksMallrats, and several other films written and directed by Smith) in a new flick with Saban Films; Jay And Silent Bob Reboot.

1 Year After Kevin Smith Almost Died, 'Jay and Silent Bob Reboot' Started Production

In a post to his Instagram, Smith revealed that the date of February 25th 2019 was chosen specifically to kick off production due to the near-death anniversary.

Smith had posted over the weekend a countdown of sorts to the beginning of production on the film, too:

We can't wait to see what Jay And Silent Bob Reboot has in store, and we'll let you know what else we hear about the production.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

 Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional
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