When you pose the challenge of poking yourself in the eye without tearing up to the star of a new Jackass movie, he’s bound to take you up on it. Bad Grandpa features Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll as Irving and Billy. When Billy’s mother is hit with some serious jail time, it’s up to Irving to drive cross-country so he can dump the kid with his father and not get stuck with him himself. Even though Irving is disappointed that his newfound single status is tarnished by this little “cock block,” he soon comes to realize that they make quite the destructive, insulting, outrageous and lovable pair.
When Nicoll and I weren’t busy jabbing our fingers in our eyes during our interview at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nicoll and Knoxville enlightened Collider on the risk involved in staging stunts, behind-the-scenes pranks that couldn’t make the final cut, Nicoll’s passion for fishing, speedos and sandwiches, and more. Enjoy watching Nicoll count Knoxville’s arm hairs in the video after the jump and click here for my review.
A new red-band trailer for Bad Grandpa is now available. Why is it red-band? It might have something to do with 86-year-old Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) getting his penis caught in an ATM. Or maybe it’s the scenes of Zisman giving his eight-year-old grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll) alcohol. Then again, it could be all the cussing caused by Zisman pissing off innocent bystanders with his childish antics. Whatever the cause, the effect is sure to be audiences laughing their asses off when Bad Grandpa opens this Friday, October 25th. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.
A pair of international posters for Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World have made their way online, each highlighting a specific character from the Alan Taylor-helmed sequel. The Thor-centric poster shows Chris Hemsworth’s titular character laying the hammer down, while the Loki poster boasts Tom Hiddleston putting on a happy/mischievous face as he likely contemplates his revenge. Thor: The Dark World opens in 3D on November 8th.
Additionally, Paramount has released the first poster for Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. The film finds Johnny Knoxville reprising his 85-year-old Irving Zisman character from the Jackass movies, but this time he has his 8-year-old grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll) in tow. The first trailer promises plenty of juvenile hijinks, and this debut poster is in that same vein. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa opens on October 25th. Hit the jump to check out all three posters.
Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for director Jeff Tremaine’s comedy Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. The film finds Johnny Knoxville reprising his 85-year-old Irving Zisman character from the Jackass movies, but this time he has his 8-year-old grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll) in tow. In a style akin to Borat, the pic blends Jackass-style pranks with a narrative involving Zisman and Billy, and based on this trailer the results look to be incredibly juvenile and really, really funny. I’m still uncertain as to whether the Bad Grandpa sketch can sustain an entire movie, but the gag at the end of this trailer involving Nicoll’s character had me laughing incredibly hard.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa opens on October 25th.
Paramount Pictures made a bit of a surprise announcement a few weeks ago when we learned that the heretofore rumored film Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa had not only been filmed already, but was slated for release in theaters this coming October. Now the first images and details from the pic have landed online, giving us a clearer idea of what the Jackass spinoff entails. Johnny Knoxville reprises his 85-year-old Irving Zisman character in the film, which blends Jackass-style prank footage involving the unsuspecting public with a narrative arc (not unlike Borat). Knoxville is joined onscreen by his Fun Size co-star Jackson Nicoll, who plays Zisman’s 8-year-old grandson Billy. Jackass staple Jeff Tremaine directed the film and co-wrote the script with Knoxville and Spike Jonze.
Hit the jump to check out the first images, and click here to watch the trailer. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa opens on October 25th.
The Paranormal Activity has been a hit for Paramount every year for the past four years, but after a drop off of almost 50% from Paranormal Activity 3 to Paranormal Activity 4, the studio may be thinking it’s time to give the franchise a bit of a break. Paranormal Activity 5 was slated for October 25th, but now that date will go to Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. The film, based off the popular sketch featuring Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze hitting the streets in old people make-up and participating in various shenanigans, will now be the studio’s low-cost, potentially high-reward flick this October. We hadn’t heard anything about the feature for over a year, but I suppose we should start seeing some advertising for it in the not-too-distant future. PA 5 will now open on January 3, 2014 and face off against Fox’s horror film, Devil’s Due.
Hit the jump to check out the “Bad Grandpa” sketch. [Update: The Wrap is reporting that the delayed horror film is not Paranormal Activity 5 even though that's how Paramount referred to it in their press release. According to The Wrap, the movie set for January 3, 2014 is the Latino-targeted spinoff The Oxnard Tapes, which "exists in a parallel universe" to the Paranormal Activity movies. Paranormal Activity 5 will reportedly be released next October. There is currently no script for the film, but editor Greg Plotkin, who worked on the last three PA movies, is being tipped to direct.]
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.
Jackass films aren’t made with a shooting script and meticulous camera work. The process involves a lot of trial and error, and so for every movie, it seems there’s enough footage to make a number of films. And where the theatrical Jackass 3-D focuses on the stuff that went great, Jackass 3.5 offers the stunts that were too stupid, too lame, too familiar, or too dangerous to make the theatrical release. It’s the whole gang: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn, Chris Pontius, Ehren McGhehey, Dave England, Preston Lacy and Wee-Man. And they’re there to celebrate their failures. Check out our review of the Blu-ray after the jump.
For those not wanting to watch selected clips from Jackass 3.5 on Joost every week, Paramount Home Video has just set a June 14 release for Jackass 3.5 on Blu-ray and DVD. While the DVD will be available nationwide, the Blu-ray is a Best Buy exclusive. According to the press release:
The Blu-ray and DVD boast over 30 minutes of exclusive, never-before-seen footage. Bonus features include outrageous outtakes and deleted scenes, as well as a look at the origins of the Jackass franchise and footage from the Jackass European tour where the troupe brought mayhem across the pond to England, Ireland and Spain while filming more of their insanely inventive stunts.
I caught a screening of Jackass 3.5 and thought it could have had a limited theatrical run as there are a few very funny skits. Hit the jump for the press release and cover art.
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:
Last time on the Jackass 3D free boozing, sumo wrestling, wind blasting, rope swinging, red carpet party coverage: I interviewed director Jeff Tremaine and Jackass members Ryan Dunn and Chris Pontius. Today I finish off the interviews with fellow Jackass members Eric McGhehey, Preston Lacey and Wee-Man – wherein we discuss their earliest Jackass memories, scenes they wished had made the final cut, Mr. McGhehey’s missing tooth and Jackass 3.5. Jackass 3D is currently available on DVD and Blu-ray everywhere. Hit the jump for the interviews.
Paramount will release the next installment in the Jackass franchise, Jackass 3.5, exclusively online on April 1st, 2011. Per the press release, the film (which contains 85-minutes of never-before-seen footage) will debut on Joost.com in 12 different countries. I’m not sure that Jackass and/or its antics needs anymore introduction from me so, with that in mind, hit the jump to check out both the Jackass 3.5 trailer and the full press release.
As we reported last month, there was enough unused footage from Jackass 3D to create a new movie and Johnny Knoxville and company plan to do exactly that. Paramount plans to release Jackass 3.5 in March 2011 through digital release. According to the press release, the plan is to have “New stunts and antics from Jackass 3.5 released online weekly and then packaged together as a feature length film distributed digitally followed by other platforms including home video. The press release doesn’t mention the pricing for the weekly segments or the total package. It also doesn’t specify which digital platforms will get the film (e.g. iTunes, Xbox Live, etc.).
Hit the jump for press release.
Since Jackass 3D has been a huge success, making $50.4 million over the weekend, Paramount is considering possibly using additional footage from the film as another sequel. According to star Johnny Knoxville, the crew shot enough footage to make another movie, and much of what they shot never made it to Paramount. The studio’s original plan was to release the material as an online follow-up like Jackass 2.5, but plans may change after the success of Jackass 3D. A decision will likely be made in the next few days, according to the LA Times. Hit the jump for more including what was left out of the film and the future of the franchise.
On Friday we told you that Jackass 3D had secured fall’s single-day debut record with over $21 million and that the sequel seemed destined to become one of the season’s all-time weekend champs with a projection of over $40 million. Turns out that the Jackass boys were destined for bigger things. With an estimated $50 million from 3,081 locations, the third installment in the franchise now holds both the October and the all-time fall weekend record – eclipsing Scary Movie 3’s $48.1 million set in 2003.
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