Smith admits that the 1995 romantic comedy was a box office flop, but he does still believe in his sequel project. His description of the possible revival series, however, might surprise you.
"It's a real sweet, family story. It's a multi-generational tale," he told Creative Screenwriting. "It's my chance to do John Hughes and 'Degrassi Junior High,' because much like the 'Degrassi' formula we know our legacy cast –- we know Brody and Rene and T.S. and Jay and Silent Bob -– and then we meet their kids."
While "Mallrats" is hard to think of as "sweet" or family-oriented given all the swearing and not-so kid-friendly humor, it does have some nice moments. It sounds like Smith wants to play that up, while keeping the curse words and crazy antics.
One thing that will change, though? The mall setting, to an extent, thanks to generational changes.
"So we meet Brody and Rene's daughter Banner Bruce, and the story takes place in his world and her world," said Smith. "Nobody goes to the f--king mall anymore, so the kids are baffled by it, and Brody still believes in it in a big, bad way."
Of course, the "Mallrats" series is bound to be too risqué to air on network TV. Smith hopes to see it land on Netflix, Hulu, Showtime, or HBO, but at this point, it's hard to say where -- if anywhere -- it will end up. It would be fun to revisit the mall with Brody, T.J. and crew, though, so here's hoping.
[via: Creative Screenwriting]
T.S. (Jeremy London) and his best friend, Brodie (Jason Lee), take a trip to the mall after their girlfriends break up with them. T.S.'s girlfriend, Brandi (Claire Forlani), is participating in a dating game show at the mall, which was the initial cause of their breakup. Meanwhile, Brodie's ex, Rene (Shannen Doherty), has begun dating sleazy store manager Shannon (Ben Affleck). T.S. and Brodie seek out ways to ruin the game show, hunted all the while by Brandi's father, Jared (Michael Rooker). Read More