Kevin Smith Teases ‘Jay and Silent Bob’ Reboot With Miramax

The director also says he can’t write more “Clerks” and “Mallrats” films because of ownership issues

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Kevin Smith is preparing a new “Jay and Silent Bob” movie, one that will spoof a remake-obsessed Hollywood.

Smith has completed the screenplay “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot,” which he wrote in January, according to a lengthy post on his Instagram account. The director said he’s already met with executives at his heyday studio Miramax — and they’re “into it” — and hope to shoot the project this summer.

Miramax declined to comment on the matter at this time.

Before Smith dropped the news that he would return to the characters (Jason Mewes plays Jay to Smith’s Silent Bob), he revealed he also tried to revisit other early properties like “Clerks” and “Mallrats” — but casting issues and ownership rights thwarted him.

“Sadly, Clerks III can’t happen (one of our four leads opted out of the flick). So I worked on a #Mallrats movie instead … which also didn’t happen because it turned into a #Mallrats series,” Smith explained.

“I’ve pitched said sequel series to 6 different networks only to find no takers thus far. Mind you, I’m not complaining: nobody gets to make everything they wanna make in this business,” he continued.

“Jay and Silent Bob” count both a live action and animated film to their names, and have appeared in other Smith works like “Mallrats” and “Dogma.”

See Smith’s full Instagram post: