More Tomfoolery from 'Jackass' Guys Headed to Theaters Soon?
Following last weekend's $50 million take at the box office for Jackass 3D, it's no surprise that Paramount Pictures is already thinking about bringing more of the crazy, dangerous stunts to the big screen. Though nothing is set in stone yet, there's the potential that Johnny Knoxville and the boys may be back on the big screen in just a few months. 24 Frames reports Paramount had already been looking at releasing plenty of extra footage that didn't make the final cut for Jackass 3D for an online release similar to Jackass 2.5 (available on Netflix Instant). However, now the studio is considering sending the footage to theaters.
As Knoxville says, "“We shot two movies' worth of footage. We have so many bits that we never even turned in to Paramount because we were so swamped with ideas — funny stuff. The bits were just coming out of us left and right.” Of course, a collection of footage that didn't make the final cut of Jackass 3D may seem like sloppy seconds (which is exactly what Jackass 2.5 turned out to be). Paramount hasn't made a decision yet on how/when to release the footage, but they're definitely mulling it over after their heaping box office take for a film that only cost $20 million to make. It sounds like the studio will make their final decision very soon.
As for more sequels with all-new footage down the road, director Jeff Tremaine has said everyone on the Jackass crew treats each film like it will be the last. However, that doesn't mean they're adverse to more shenanigans. He goes on to comment that not even their increasing age (most of the crew is nearing their 40's) looks to be a barrier for their stunt. Tremaine says, "“It doesn’t take a whole lot of skill to do what these guys do. As long as they’re brave enough to do it, they can go on as long as they want.” And as long as audiences are brave enough to stomach a plethora of penises, poop and plenty of chaos, I'm sure Jackass will be there to satisfy. Do you want more Jackass?