It will take far more than a massive heart scare to keep Kevin Smith down. The actor, director, writer and podcaster may have had an almighty health scare earlier this year, but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing the next project in what has been a stellar career (let’s just pretend Yoga Hosers never happened). According to reports, the project in question is a new series that will bring back two of Smith’s most popular characters, Jay and Silent Bob.
This series isn’t going to be made in the traditional way. Instead, it’s going to be part of part of STXsurreal’s new VR sate and will premiere on the Surreal channel, which will launch as an app on VR headsets in mid-2018.
However, that’s not even the best part. The best part is that you will get to assume the role of Silent Bob. Yes, you read that correctly – you will get to see the show from the perspective of one of its main characters.
You won’t get an IMDb credit, but you can’t have everything, right?
However, you will get to virtually hang out with Jason Mewes’ character, Jay. It has yet to be announced whether or not there will be any virtual blunts.
Does that sound epic, or does that sound epic?! We are certainly on board with this idea… how about a VR version of Clerks next, where the user can sit behind a counter at a 7/11 all day.
Actually, maybe not.
Smith is set to direct the innovative creation. This isn’t the only new Jay and Silent Bob project he has in the pipeline either. Last year, he announced that a new Jay and Silent Bob movie is in the offing.
This was given the working title of the ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.’ According to several sources, the movie will see the pair trying to stop Hollywood from rebooting the “Bluntman and Chronic” movie.