'Jackass 3.5' to Launch Online in March 2011
Paramount: clips will hit the web once a week and then be packaged together into a full-length feature.
Jackass 3.5 will premiere online in March 2011.
Following on the heels the success of the October release of Jackass 3D -- the film has earned $155 million and counting -- new stunts will be released online weekly and then packaged together as a feature length film, Paramount announced Tuesday. PHOTOS: Exclusive shots from the set of Jackass 3D.
"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.
Added Thomas Lesinski, President of Paramount Digital Entertainment, "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." REVIEW: Jackass 3D.
"When the Jackass guys went to make Jackass 3D, we proposed that we shoot a follow up to the successful Jackass 2.5 digital feature alongside it, and everyone was up for it. In Jackass 3.5, you are going to see an entire movie’s worth of new stunts, new pranks and new gags, on whatever screen you choose," he added.
“It’s been ten years since Jackass first launched on MTV and there is still more poo, stunts and hilarity to go around on every screen imaginable,” said Van Toffler, President, MTVN Music/Logo/Films Group. “Whenever the Jackass crew gets together, you know there will be a plethora of valuable fragments of entertainment to satiate their fans, and Jackass 3.5 will not disappoint as the latest installment in this fine franchise.”
In 2007, Paramount Digital Entertainment & MTV released Jackass 2.5 -- the first digital movie released by a studio, which grew to become the most successful non-theatrical release in the studio's history. In its first few weeks of release, it earned more than 20 million views and was the No. 1 download on iTunes.