As Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, featuring the return of its fan-favorite stoner characters, has begun principal photography, filmmaker Kevin Smith has launched an online video diary sharing the production behind the upcoming revival.
Titled "Road to Reboot," Smith hosts the behind-the-scenes look along with co-star Jason Mewes, providing a first look at several of the movie's filming locations including a courtroom, a shopping mall and an airport.
Smith leads the department heads of the production around the New Orleans shooting locations on a tech scout to determine, from a logistical behind-the-scenes standpoint what each filming sequence will require.
The upcoming film will reportedly serve as both a sequel and soft reboot for the franchise, poking fun at Hollywood's recent trend of reviving and reimagining older franchises. Previously, the comedic duo were last seen on the big screen in 2006's Clerks II after appearing in Smith's five earlier films set within the filmmaker's own View Askewverse, a shared cinematic universe of Smith's independent films.
Written, directed by and starring Kevin Smith Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is expected out later this year, and also stars Jason Mewes, Jason Lee, Donnell Rawlings, and more.
(via Slash Film)