TV star Johnny Knoxville has revealed he is open to the possibility of making another movie.
The 47-year-old actor rose to international prominence on the back of his starring appearances on the MTV stunt show, which was subsequently turned into a series of movies, and Johnny has refused to rule out the prospect of resurrecting the franchise.
Speaking to Collider, Johnny shared: “There could be another ‘Jackass’, there’s no plans for one right now, but there could be.
“I think if we did do another one we’d need to bring in a lot of young guys … you know, do a little changing of the guard eventually. But I think we could possibly have another with this cast.”
Johnny recently filmed his latest movie, ‘Action Point’, in which he stars as the owner of a low-rent amusement park where the rides are designed without any safety considerations.
Though the show and movies were definitely a huge collaborative effort, Johnny Knoxville has always been the pointman for the Jackass crew. As the de facto host of the show, Knoxville brought a certain star quality that helped transform what were essentially underground skate videos into a multi-million dollar TV and film concept.
So naturally, it was only a matter of time before a guy like that was going to think to himself, “Maybe I can stop repeatedly injuring my testicles, and still get paid to be on camera.”
The ‘Jackass’-like film features a series of dangerous stunts, and at one stage, Johnny’s eyeball even popped out during the shoot.
Recalling the final two days of the shoot, Johnny said: “The make-up ladies, two of them, they started crying.
“I was like, ‘It’s OK, it’s gonna be OK!’ I had been to the ER so much by that point, I think everyone was over me going to the emergency room.”
Johnny says: “It was jarring, but it was a lot of fun. And I probably had a little too much fun. I definitely didn’t handle it as well as I could have.”
Johnny also opened up about his unsophisticated approach to the film.
He confessed: “I thought of the most difficult stunts I could, and we made a film. And boy did it cost me: I got more injured on this than on any ‘Jackass’ film I’ve ever done.”