One of the biggest surprises of the year so far has been Paramount’s announcement that they’d be switching out Paranormal Activity 5 on their calendar for the previously-unannounced Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.
The movie had been rumoured in the past, but nobody had known that the film had already been shot, and was already prepping for its release.
A few weeks back, that announcement was followed by a hilarious first trailer. And now the studio have released the first poster, with Johnny Knoxville front and centre as the eponymous Bad Grandpa, and Jackson Nicoll (Fun Size) being carried by his pants alongside him.
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 Nicoll) 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.
Jeff Tremaine is of course behind the camera once more, adding what is shaping up to be another great movie in the franchise to his resume. And he’s directing from a script he co-wrote with Knoxville and Spike Jonze, who co-created the show.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa will be hitting cinemas on October 25th in the US and UK, giving a brilliant comedy alternative to the horror fare landing in theatres around Halloween.