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?
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
Sure, I'd like to see an 80 year old Johnny Knoxville kicked in the nuts, why not.
l. on Oct 19, 2010
I'd love to see more. But after Jackass 3D (and many will agree) it really really felt like they were saying goodbye. I won't spoil anything for anyone, but it leaves you with a shit-ton of nostalgia/emotions at the end. Like I said, happy to see more... but it would definitely be too soon.
Cracky on Oct 19, 2010
Absolutely, this is REASON #1 why I go to the movies, to be entertained, and this provides immature individuals such as myself more entertainment than just about anything else could, and yes, even more than Avatar, sorry.
Travis on Oct 19, 2010
I vote they keep making Jackass movies until the guys are all as old as they appeared to be in the Son of Jackass bit at the end of the first movie.
Gill on Oct 19, 2010
please. yes. more.
florian on Oct 19, 2010
Although there was really no plot to any of the Jackass movies, its what #3 Travis said, we go to the movies to be entertained. Jackass, Kickass, The Hangover are some recent movies that I enjoyed in the theater. Movies like The Social Network, The Road, There will be Blood and so forth kind of movies are expectionaly well made movies, but not something worth spending $10 at the movie theater. Netflix, Redbox, or Blockbuster etc is the way to go. As with anyone, those are my opinions. JACKASS 3D+ give me more!!!!
Mike Balrog on Oct 20, 2010
Yes more Jackass. Yes add in the Nitro Circus and Dudesons Gangs in there. No more Knoxville in the pen with a bull/buffalo/ram/etc. that is old and stale. As is the the creepy old man he does. Stop torturing Bam with Snakes, and his parents with . April and Phil get enough trauma from Bam's existence, and their bits where they're willingly a part of the chaos is much much better. Every two years is fine... annual Jackass films would be too much (for us and the gang). Just release a special edition DVD and tack on $10. Or a straight to DVD one. It's nice there's a ton of footage but the movie was only 94 mins! They could've tacked on another 20-30 mins, everyone was having fun in the theater and time flew by. Please... please don't tack on a few scenes and re-release a few months later it like Avatard (not a typo).
Akirakorn on Oct 20, 2010
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