It appears that another Jackass film is on the way, but with a possible twist. Per Paramount has been registering domain names for titles like “jackass4movie.com”, “badgrandpamovie.com”, and “jackass4badgrandpa.com”, suggesting that a fourth entry in the Jackass franchise is in the works. Those wondering what the “Bad Grandpa” subtitle means probably haven’t seen the first three movies, as a prominent sketch features Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze hitting the streets in high quality old people make-up and participating in various shenanigans. Hit the jump for more, including a clip of the sketch.
If you’re a fan of Jackass, April 1st is Christmas Day. That’s because while Jackass 3.5 could have been released in theaters, it’s going to be showing for free on Joost.com! According to director Jeff Tremaine, every Tuesday and Friday, between one to three segments from Jackass 3.5 will be showing on Joost, and it’ll continue until it’s done. Down the road, you can expect it to be released on DVD/Blu-ray. I caught a screening of the entire film a few days ago and it’s extremely funny and it’s got a few amazing stunts. I’m actually surprised they didn’t release it in theaters.
Anyway, a few days ago I sat down with Tremaine to talk about all things Jackass. We discussed why didn’t Jackass 3.5 hit theaters first, the future of Jackass, how much deleted footage is still in the vaults, did they ever stop a stunt due to being too dangerous, his upcoming scripted-feature directorial debut, Revenge of the Jocks, and a lot more. I’ve listed the highlights of the interview as bullet points and I’ve also time indexed the entire interview so you can watch the parts that interest you. Hit the jump to watch:
Director Jeff Tremaine, who previously helmed all three Jackass films, will be making his narrative feature debut with the comedy Revenge of the Jocks. The Warner Bros.-produced flick tells the story of three once-popular high school jocks who, as adult men, must come to terms with living in world run by the nerds and geeks that they used to torment as adolescents.
THR reports that the original script, by Rami and Etan Cohen (the latter of whom wrote Tropic Thunder), is getting a rewrite by Jeff Baena.(I Heart Huckabees). Treamaine’s Jackass 3.5, an assembly of segments cut from Jackass 3D, is being released exclusively online on April 1st.
by Tommy Cook Posted: March 13th, 2011 at 10:07 pm
The Jackass 3D Launch DVD Party was unsurprisingly rowdy – but not quite for the reasons one would naturally assume. Big gusts of wind plowed through the red carpet causing the wooden platforms emblazoned with Jackass logos to crack, break. Even the red carpet itself wasn’t safe from the sudden blasts of wind – one gust caused a piece of the carpet to blow off folding in onto itself. However – more importantly, the unceasing winds caused me to shiver unendingly, my papers and notes to blow off into the furthest depths of the Paramount parking lot and the audio for the interviews to sound particularly distorted. But such circumstances failed to deter this intrepid interviewer from talking with Jackass 3D director Jeff Tremaine and Jackass members Chris Pontius, Ryan Dunn, Wee-Man, Preston Lacey and Ehren McGhehey about their earliest Jackass memories, their favorite deleted scenes, and what to expect from Jackass 3.5. Plus Ryan Dunn gives an update on Mustache Riders, the narrative film set to reunite him with fellow Jackass stars Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera.
The interviews will be split in two. For today – interviews with Jackass members Ryan Dunn, Chris Pontius, and director Jeff Tremaine will appear. And on Tuesday – interviews with Eric McGhehey, Preston Lacey and Wee-Man. Jackass 3D is currently available on DVD and Blu-ray. For the red carpet (less) interviews, hit the jump. We’ve also got a big gallery of pictures from the event.
In the tradition of Jackass 2.5, MTV has plans to collect over an hour of deleted scenes and unused bits from Jackass 3D for Jackass 3.5. Star Johnny Knoxville and director Jeff Tremaine were a bit unclear about the specifics, but the plan is for both Jackass 3.5 and the Jackass 3D DVD to come out sometime after Christmas. Jackass 3.5 will come out first “online and on DVD around January,” with the Jackass 3D DVD not too far behind.
Hit the jump for a clip of Knoxville and Tremaine describing a few of the extra scenes that will be included.
Before seeing Jackass 3D, I only knew the franchise by reputation. I never watched the show or saw the first two movies. I was familiar with the premise: guys torture themselves for our amusement. The intellectual in me (tiny as he may be) always scoffed at the subject. “What a sad commentary on the state of entertainment in post-modern American (cue snobbish laugh)”. But then I remember that I watch Tosh.0 every week and seeing the self-inflected misfortunes of others makes me giggle. With that in mind, I went to see Jackass 3D and got exactly what I expected. While the 3D is only used effectively for about a quarter of the film’s sketches (particularly the first and last sketch), most of the gags are clever and some of the gags will make you gag. But there is no mistaking Jackass 3D, even if this is the first time you’ve stared into their abyss of pain.
Having met through the skateboarding magazine Big Brother, where filmmaker Jeff Tremaine was the editor and art director, Steve-O and Chris Pontius started making videos of various crazy stunts with Johnny Knoxville, a writer there, for a video series that would accompany the publication. The success of those videos, showcasing their painful antics, expanded into the concept that became the television pilot for the successful MTV reality series Jackass, and now the franchise is in its third feature film installment, this time upping the ante by being in 3D.
At the film’s press day, Steve-O and Chris Pontius talked about having to be sober in order to be allowed to shoot a stunt, worrying about keeping things R-rated for the MPAA and the extreme tension on set because side pranks can happen to anyone at anytime. Check out what they had to say after the jump.
With director Jeff Tremaine’s Jackass 3D opening this weekend, we’ve been given three clips from the film. Since the movie has an embargo on all reviews until opening day, I can’t say what I thought. I can, however, tell you that you need to see the movie in 3D. The opening scene alone is worth the higher ticket price.
For what I thought about the almost ten minutes of Jackass 3D footage that I saw at this year’s Comic-Con, click here. Otherwise hit the jump to watch the clips. Unfortunately, they’re only in 2D.
The pranksters that make up the Jackass crew are at it again in their third outing, but this time audiences get the added bonus of seeing all of the crazy and outrageous shenanigans in 3D. With director Jeff Tremaine at the helm once again, the use of the in-your-face technology seems to have made the guys want to push things even further with their stunts, skits and general all-around crude behavior.
At the film’s press day, Jeff Tremaine spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how Jackass came to be, having to always look over this shoulder anytime he’s around the guys, adjusting the process for 3D, and conceptualizing the incredible opening and closing sequences for the film. He also revealed that he’s currently reading feature film and television scripts, looking for what he wants to take on next. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
Assuming you have the stomach for that kind of entertainment, Jackass: The Movie and Jackass Number Two were about the most fun you could have in a crowded theater. In case you haven’t heard, the Jackass decided to up the ante for the new sequel by shooting upwards of 80% of the stunts in 3D. Steve saw eight minutes of footage from Jackass 3D at Comic-Con, and loved it. Though Paramount could only post the trailer online in 2D, I can see why it caught his eye — so very funny. Check it out for yourself after the jump.
One of the highlights at this year’s Comic-Con was getting to see the first footage from Jackass 3D. While I knew the movie was going to be special, I was unprepared for how awesome the footage would look. Here’s my recap of the event. Trust me, Jackass 3D is going to print money for Paramount this October and everyone is going to be talking it once the studio releases a trailer.
Anyway, after I got to see the 8 minutes of footage, I managed to interview director Jeff Tremaine. If you’re a fan of the Jackass franchise and looking forward to the 3rd installment, you’ll love this interview as we covered everything! Tremaine talked about filming in 3D, what cameras they used, said the running time will be exactly 90 minutes and wants to release version 3.5 down the road, what original skits might be making a return, the opening sequence, the most challenging stunts, when did they start filming and are they done, and so much more. Hit the jump to check it out:
Last night I got a chance to talk with Jeff Tremaine on the red carpet for the MTV Movie Awards. Tremaine, the director of Jackass and Jackass Number 2, spoke about the upcoming Jackass 3D. Tremaine confirmed that the film is still on track for October 15, 2010 while adding that they’re “almost done filming” but they “didn’t go international yet”. Also, for anyone worried that the complications of filming in 3D would hinder the Jackass team’s improvisational style, Tremaine assured me that the 3D is looking “awesome”. Hit the jump to read or listen to the full interview.
A little over a month ago, word got out that Paramount was making another Jackass movie. But unlike the first two very successful films, the third installment was going to be released in 3D. Well, thanks to an official press release that I just got from Paramount, not only is Jackass 3D happening, they’ve set on a release date and it’s October 15, 2010.
According to star/producer Johnny Knoxville, “we’re going to take the same 3D technology James Cameron used in Avatar and stick it up Steve O’s butt. We’re taking stupid to a whole new dimension.”
Also, according to the press release, Johnny Knoxville and the boys will begin shooting in late January with Dickhouse Production’s Jeff Tremaine directing and producing alongside Spike Jonze and Knoxville.
2002′s Jackass: The Movie earned more than more than $64 million and was heralded as “a disgusting, repulsive, grotesque spectacle, but also hilarious and provocative. God help me, thumbs up” by esteemed critic Richard Roeper. Released in 2006, Jackass: Number Two earned over $72 million and was heralded by The New York Times as being “debased, infantile and reckless in the extreme, this compendium of body bravado and malfunction makes for some of the most fearless, liberated and cathartic comedy in modern movies.”
I cannot wait to see this movie.