This weekend, a spiritually adrift nation rewarded Jackass 3D with a hefty $50 million take for its morally cleansing, unflinching tableau demonstrating man’s innate need for penance through repeated self-flagellation, mostly to the balls. Now it appears that Johnny Knoxville and his disciples could once more get covered in shit for our mortal sins with a sequel, Jackass 3.5, that could be coming to theaters as early as the end of this year.
Knoxville told the L.A. Times, “We shot two movies' worth of footage. We have so many bits that we never even turned in to Paramount because we were so swamped with ideas—funny stuff. The bits were just coming out of us left and right.” And while Paramount had initially planned to debut those bits online, much like it did with Jackass 2.5, it’s now considering packaging them for another theatrical release, given Jackass 3D’s obvious success. That means by the holiday season, you could be checking out a scene starring a character called “Will The Farter,” about which Steve-O asks, “How are you going to leave out the scene where a guy farts darts into another guy’s face?” Yea, verily. To do so would be to deny our pent-up souls their merciful release.
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