Slacker duo Jay and Silent Bob are back.

Or, will be shortly.  Saban Films just picked up the North American rights to Kevin Smith’s "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot," the sequel to the 2001 comedy
"Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back."

Smith will be back as Silent Bob with BFF Jason Mewes as Jay in the sequel, which is just starting production.

It's expected to take meta-jabs at reboots, remakes, and sequels and to feature cameos from past friends and costars. Including, we're guessing, pals Matt Damon (who's never turned down a cameo as far as we know) and Ben Affleck. And plenty of herbal humor.

Referring to his life-changing heart attack last year, Smith said:

Last February, I almost died. So on the one year anniversary of my widow maker heart attack, as a celebration of life and a big ol’ F you to Death, my best friend and I will be rolling cameras on a sequel/remake/reboot of a movie we first made nearly twenty years ago! In 'Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back,' our herbal heroes found out Hollywood was making a movie based on them, so they journeyed out to Hollywood to stop it. But I’ve learned so much as a storyteller and have grown immensely as a filmmaker since then, so audiences can expect something completely different: In 'Jay & Silent Bob Reboot,' our herbal heroes find out Hollywood is making a reboot of the old movie that was based on them, so they journey out to Hollywood to stop it again. I offer my (literal) undying thanks to our amazing partners at Saban and Universal for making this dream come true and backing this cinematic silliness!”

As for costar Mewes, he joked, "I'm tired of doing Shakespeare all the time so it’ll be nice to get back to playing Jay again. It may be 25 years since I first played the idiot man-child from Jersey but this time’s going to be the best because I’ve really grown into the role of idiot man-child in my old age."

[Via Deadline]