Afew months ago, filmmaker Kevin Smith announced that his next movie would be Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, a sequel to his 2001 comedy Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. Some fans were left somewhat confused, though, since many thought that his next movie would be the conclusion to his True North trilogy, Moose Jaws. As it turns out, the filmmaker isn't abandoning that project at all, taking to Facebook Live earlier today to reveal the first sales artwork for the movie, as it starts to seek funding. Now it seems that this project will come together after Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, which begins production this fall.
Kevin Smith revealed this Moose Jaws artwork during a Facebook Live video, where he explained how he has been "building" the story for awhile, and that his old friend Tony DiSanto, who runs a company called Diga, will help the director get financing for this final True North trilogy movie. To help do that, they came up with a sales poster to help sell the movie, which was unveiled during this 10-minute live video. Here's what the director had to say before unveiling the poster.
At that point in the video, Kevin Smith unveiled the poster, which is essentially a parody of the original Jaws poster, with a pair of antlers placed on the iconic shark, along with a wheat field in the foreground, instead of the ocean. The director clarified that it won't actually be a shark in Moose Jaws, but the story is similar to Jaws, since it centers on a man-eating moose. Here's what the filmmaker added about the story.
The filmmaker also joked that he expects Universal to call him any minute now, since the poster is a blatant rip-off of the iconic Jaws poster. As for why this movie won't be happening until after Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, there may be a good explanation for that. The filmmaker teased way back in September 2015 that his beloved character Silent Bob would actually be killed in Moose Jaws, teasing that his character would be eaten by the moose. Of course, it's possible that plan may have changed between now and then, especially with Jay & Silent Bob Reboot in the works. Hopefully we'll learn more about Moose Jaws very soon. Take a look at the full Facebook Live video that Kevin Smith posted yesterday where you can see the poster, along with a screencap of the video with the director standing next to the poster.