It's been a while since we've seen original Jackass, , in anything of note, and even longer since we've had a Jackass movie. But the self-harming, stupid stunt-driven hole left by their departure will be filled once again with Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa being released by Paramount.
News to you? The next Jackass film has been somewhat under the radar, so it's news to many. Here's the official synopsis to catch you up:
86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companions, his 8 year-old Grandson Billy in "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa". This October, the signature Jackass character Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and Billy (Jackson Nicholl) will take movie audiences along for the most insane hidden camera road trip ever captured on camera. Along the way Irving will introduce the young and impressionable Billy to people, places and situations that give new meaning to the term childrearing. The duo will encounter male strippers, disgruntled child beauty pageant contestants (and their equally disgruntled mothers), funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons and a whole lot of unsuspecting citizens. Real people in unreal situations, making for one really messed up comedy.
The trailer has also dropped, featuring an unrecognizable Knoxville and his 8-year-old sidekick, and it's sure to offend...well, just about everyone. Here's the cringe-worthy trailer. Feast your eyeballs on the madness:
This is a departure from the usual format of previous Jackass films that utilized some hidden camera work but focused mainly on stunts, and appears to be more of a straight hidden camera/purposely outlandish character movie in the vein of 's work. Knoxville is pulling double duty for the film, as not just the star, but also the producer. After the untimely death of fellow Jackass and close friend , Knoxville pulled away from the franchise for a while, so it's nice to see him back.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa will hit theaters on October 25. Are you into this? Or does it look stupid? Do you still think this is a valid form of comedy, or are you getting tired of the purposely offensive schtick? Sound off in the comments.
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