Exton Mall Loses Out as Plans for ‘Mallrats’ Sequel Fall Apart

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Film director Kevin Smith had planned to film a sequel to his cult classic, Mallrats, at Exton Mall.

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.

Read more of Kevin Smith’s announcement marking the end of a Mallrats sequel from PhillyVoice here, and check out previous VISTA Today coverage of the hype here.

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