The sequel to filmmaker Kevin Smith’s comedy classic Mallrats turned up dead over the weekend, effectively closing the doors of the Exton Square Mall to a much-anticipated rush of camera crews and movie stars this year.
What was supposed to be a 10-episode television series didn’t materialize due to complications over the rights to the film. Smith sold off his rights to Mallrats earlier in his career, according to a PhillyVoice report by Michael Tanenbaum. Smith, a New Jersey native, had hoped to film a sequel to the 1995 film within the confines of the Exton Square Mall.
Instead of Mallrats, the film director has drafted a new Jay and Silent Bob script that mocks the industry’s recent reboot mania.