It’s gonna be all Snoochie Boochie in VR with this Jay and Silent Bob series.
In 1994, Kevin Smith introduced us to Jay and Silent Bob. The two hilarious stoner dudes from the indie cult classic movie Clerks, spent their days loitering, spewing vulgarities, and harassing anyone walking past the Quick Stop convenience store in Leonardo, New Jersey.
The characters became so popular that they went on to appear in other Kevin Smith movies, such as Mallrats, Dogma, and Chasing Amy, and even starred in their own movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
Now you can now add live-action VR to the Jay and Silent Bob legacy with the announcement of a new project called Jay and Silent Bob VR.
The VR comedy series, developed by Surreal, a division of STX Entertainment, will be written and directed by Kevin Smith. The series will apparently have you running off on a slew of new adventures through the perspective of Silent Bob, all while your best bud in the entire world, Jay (played by Jason Mewes), “leads the way through a string of idiotic adventures.”
In an interview with VRScout, Jason Mewes spoke about what he hopes fans will experience with Jay and Silent Bob VR. “VR is so awesome and it’s come so far – so for fans to be Silent Bob and hang out with obnoxious Jay as he gets into his silly business in the city or in front of the Quick Stop, it’s gonna be a lot of fun,” Mewes said. “And I hope they walk away feeling like they got a Jay who is in full Snoochie Boochie (Jay’s catch phrase) Mallrats mode!”
Jay and Silent Bob VR isn’t the only VR project being produced by Surreal. You can also expect a live-action series that takes place in 1974 about a mysterious aircraft crash from John Wick writer Derek Kolstad, a comedy directed and produced by Ed Helms (The Office/The Hangover) about a Radio Shack employee who learns about his future from a magical elf, a project from Dave Bautista (Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy), and a series from director Robert Rodriguez called The Limit, starring Michelle Rodriguez.
With big entertainment properties such as Ghostbusters and Star Wars adopting VR as a platform for their fans to experience brand new adventures, why shouldn’t cult classic films like Clerks be able to use VR in the same way as well.
For Mewes, “existing in VR is a dream come true and is another notch in the belt for Jay and Silent Bob,” adding that “my 15 to 16-year-old self would have never imagined this.”
Jay and Silent Bob VR, along with the rest of STX Entertainment’s Surreal VR projects will be available exclusively through the Surreal app.