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.