JACKASS 3.5 Will Premiere Online In March 2011
Looks like those Jackass guys aren’t leaving anytime soon! JACKASS 3.5 will be released online in March of 2011. 3.5 follows the success of Jackass 3D which was released in theaters in October 2010 and to date has made $155 million.
The new online film will be footage that was shot during Jackass 3D, but didn’t make it into the final cut. Paramount will release clips of the footage weekly, and then put everything together for a feature film – Jackass 3.5.
“For Jackass 3D we shot enough footage for two movies so a lot of great stuff didn’t make it in the film. Luckily you will get to see those bits in 3.5. We also shot some additional footage in Europe specifically for 3.5. I have staples in my head right now to prove it. Woo hoo,” said Jackass star Johnny Knoxville.
President of Paramount Digital Entertainment Thomas Lesinski stated: “I don’t want to say that the Jackass guys invented the Internet, but they were doing viral videos before most people had even heard the term. That distinguished heritage makes Jackass the perfect franchise for digital.”
The Jackass franchised was first launched ten years ago on MTV and became a huge hit for the network, prompting the Jackass full length feature and several sequels. Paramount Digital Entertainment and MTV released Jackass 2.5 in 2007. It was the first digital movie released by the studio, and has been the most successful non-theatrical release.
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