Jackass 3D ¬ DVD

Has it really been ten years since the Jackass franchise entered our lives?

Well according to MTV Films and Paramount Pictures (who I assume have checked their calendars) the release of the new Jackass 3D movie on October 15th of this year will coincide with a decade of d*cking around on camera.

Just when you thought it was safe to come pop down to your favourite bar or order a local pizza, the entire cast of the previous two movies are back for another throw of the dice (and each other) in the biggest, baddest and most dimensional Jackass ever … yep, no one is safe!

In December 2009, director Jeff Tremaine began doing camera tests with the 3D equipment. In that same month, Johnny Knoxville announced the return of the entire cast of the previous two movies.

Filming of the stunts began on January 25, 2010, Tremaine filmed the crew on private property unlike the traditional Jackass fashion of filming in the streets, and it includes “occasional forays to foreign countries.”

Bam Margera said that in the first month of filming, he already has 3 broken ribs, resulting in him having to “rest it up at home” until he can return.

On April 17, 2010 Margera told the Artisan News Service the movie was 70% done and half the crew had been to the hospital with Margera having “three broken ribs and a broken shoulder and a twisted ankle as we speak.”

In April 2010, JackassWorld.com was closed, leaving a posting that says “gone filmin’,” and “Thanks for the support the past two years. To keep abreast and adick of all things related to the world of jackass and Dickhouse (including the currently in production flick jackass 3D), follow us on Facebook and Twitter.”

A recent online interview with Rick Kosick reveals that JackassWorld.com will no longer be a web site after the movie releases.

Cameraman Lance Bangs told TimesOnline, that “It’s utterly crazy. Everything in 3-D looks as brightly colored as candy. I’m a cameraman on it, and it’s amazing to watch the footage being turned 3-D, like watching everything through a viewfinder.” He later went on to say “I thought I was above peer pressure, but there’s such camaraderie. I took part in a few stunts and ended up humiliated and hurt — me, the poetic film-maker friend of Spike Jonze.”

In late May 2010, Knoxville has stated that Steve-O’s sobriety is at its best and “There is no beer on set this time around even if some of us wish there was”. He also said “And to be honest it’s going great. Everyone has had different injuries throughout which is a good sign and Steve-O is probably getting the best footage out of everybody. He is really going for it. He wants to prove to everyone he can do these stunts sober. It’s been two years since he had a drink now. Everyone has been real supportive of him.”

At the MTV Movie Awards on June 6, Tremaine said filming was nearly finished but they hadn’t shot internationally yet but intended to shoot “a couple of bits”.

An injury to cast member Margera forced a rewrite for the beginning of the movie. On June 12, 2010, Margera was beaten on the head with a bat by a 59 year old African-American woman outside of his bar, The Note.

The lady alleged Bam called her a ‘nigger’ and that she was offended, but did not hit him. When Margera was approached by TMZ two days after the incident, he told them he “never used the n-word” and that “[the lady] attacked me times before”. He explained:

I was internally bleeding in the brain for two days and they wouldn’t let me leave the hospital. I was like, ‘I need to go to Los Angeles in six hours to go finish Jackass.’ We start tomorrow and I’m supposed to get hit in the head and now I can’t because of her.

Margera added in the same interview that the opening sequence is being shot with Phantom high speed cameras, which record at 1,000 frames per second to produce hyper-slow motion, similar to the opening sequence of Zombieland.

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