New material showcased in Web only version
Johnny Knoxville is reteaming with Paramount Digital Entertainment and MTV Movies on Web pic “Jackass 3.5,” which will showcase material not seen in recent B.O. hit “Jackass 3D.”Knoxville is producing the Internet feature with “Jackass” franchise partners Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonze of Dickhouse Prods. “Jackass 3.5” will run north of 83 minutes, mixing extra footage shot for “Jackass 3D” with fresh content. Episodes of the film will begin premiering on the Internet in March and then be packaged as a digital feature. Following its debut on the Web, “Jackass 3.5” will be released on DVD, though no date has yet been set. “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 right now in my head to prove it. Woo hoo,” Knoxville said. Project follows in the footsteps of “Jackass 2.5,” the first original feature from Paramount Digital. “Jackass 2.5” became the most successful non-theatrical release in Par’s history, becoming the No. 1 title on iTunes in its first week of release and garnering more than 20 million views in its first few weeks. To date, “Jackass 3D” has grossed more than $155 million globally.