On Monday morning, Kevin Smith tweeted a photo of his 113 page script for Mallrats 2! Now titled MallBrats As many of you have been noticing, he’s been reuniting the original cast as far from Stan Lee, Michael Rooker, Claire Forlani and Jason Lee. This photo also features a young Kevin Smith with his friend, Jim Jacks.
“20 years in the making. 113 pages fulla old friends & new jokes. This is for you, Jim. Wish you were here. #MallBrats”
James “Jim” Jacks is his prodiucer/friend who past away. He helped Smith produce the first Mallrats 20 years ago.
In an interview, Kevin Smith explained why he’s making a sequel to Mallrats.
“About a year and change now Jim Jacks who was a producer on Mallrats, died…Mallrats came out and died at the box office.It only found an audience later on. But for years, Jim would always be like ‘We should make a sequel’ Because when were making the first movie he was like ‘This is gonna make $100 million’ He was obviously off his fucking rocker….”
What can the new title “MallBrats” tell us about the story? Is it possible that we’ll be introduced to Brandi and TS’ children?
With no official release date yet, we can expect MallBrats to be out maybe by the fall of next year.