“Jackass 4” director Jeff Tremaine asks: “Do other people need to see a host of middle-aged dudes kick each and every different within the dicks?”
When Johnny Knoxville and his “Jackass” gang go back to the massive display this autumn in “Jackass 4,” it’s going to mark over a decade because the free up of the gang’s newest movie day out. That may be “Jackass 3-d,” which opened in October 2010 and become a comedy blockbuster with $171 million on the international field workplace. Knoxville spent the 10 years in between installments resistant to creating a fourth “Jackass” film however bobbing up with stunt concepts for any other sequel anyway.
As reported in a brand new GQ cover story on Knoxville: “Ever since 2010’s ‘Jackass 3-d’ wrapped, Knoxville were quietly turning concepts over in his head, jotting down temporary descriptions of stunt ideas and emailing himself the notes with ‘Jackass Four thought’ within the topic line. In the end he felt himself getting the itch and requested his assistant to bring together the ones concepts right into a file.”
“It was once thick,” Knoxville informed GQ concerning the “Jackass 4” stunt concepts e book. “Ten years’ value of concepts — like, 40, 50 pages of concepts.”
With the e book of concepts set, Knoxville went to “Jackass” co-creator and picture director Jeff Tremaine to inform him he was once in a position to go back for a fourth film. Tremaine had his doubts, announcing, “How are other people going to take it? Like, do other people need to see a host of middle-aged dudes kick each and every different within the dicks?”
Knoxville’s “Jackass” co-star Steve-O additionally had reservations. “I assumed going into ‘Jackass 4,’ after the entirety we’ve been via, and the entirety we’ve constructed, all it takes is one silly fucking coincidence to simply erase it,” the stunt comic informed GQ. “Simply flip all of it right into a unfavourable. To be like, ‘Oh, those fucking dumb assholes. What did you fucking be expecting?’ However we went forward and fucking did it.”
Knoxville, Steve-O, and Tremaine have all been with “Jackass” from the start. The unique sequence ran on MTV for 3 seasons (2000-2003) and introduced a movie franchise that incorporates “Jackass the Film” ($79 million international), “Jackass Quantity Two” ($84 million international), and “Jackass 3-d” ($171 million international). The movie franchise additionally comprises the 2013 free up “Jackass Gifts: Dangerous Grandpa,” starring Knoxville ($151.eight million international).
Steve-O recently revealed that his prep for “Jackass 4” incorporated being paralyzed from the waist down and acting the best bellyflop right into a pool of urine. Paramount is freeing “Jackass 4” in theaters October 22.