the Donkey gang explains how they will forever be morons in a new featurette for their upcoming film, Fooled forever. Serving as the fourth installment in the film series, itself spun off from an MTV hit how, Fooled forever is slated to hit theaters in early February. Ahead of the sequel’s premiere, Paramount has released a new featurette that takes fans behind the scenes with filmmakers Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville, and Spike Jonze. You can check out the video below.
“This year was so fun to be together, and that’s what I feel in the movie, it’s old friends. Like seriously old friends getting together again.” Jonze said.
Tremaine talks about what’s harder now is that he’s more physically limited due to his back, leaving him more vulnerable to Johnny’s shenanigans. This is exhibited with images of Fooled forever of Knoxville shooting Tremaine with a projectile and shocking him with a stun gun. It’s all part of the game with Donkeyand Knoxville adds that he’s surprised how much fun it all still is for them after 20 years.
“We weren’t sure about going there, but coming out it was as good as any,” Knoxville said. “Friendships that have not only stayed, but grown stronger over the years, really mean a lot. For us to continue doing this after 20 years, and for it to be as fun as it is, I think that’s special.”
Johnny Knoxville finished with dangerous stunts
Johnny Knoxville was having the best time of his life, but it came at a cost. He was seriously injured while filming a stunt involving a bull. The animal charged at him, hitting the daredevil head-on and knocking him through the air. Not wanting to relive the experience, Knoxville suggested he is now retired from Donkey waterfalls. He confirmed that Fooled forever is its final Donkey movie because he doesn’t want to cause irreversible damage, or worse, the next time they make a movie.
“I had a broken wrist, a broken rib, a concussion, and a brain hemorrhage,” Knoxville said of his injuries, per Variety. “My cognitive abilities took a few months to come back. I was walking, talking and having a conversation, but I wasn’t 100% for three months. I couldn’t sit still. I couldn’t concentrate on anything, which is usually a problem, but it really was a problem. I was like a butterfly, flying around.
He added: “My family don’t like me doing this stuff…I’ve done enough. I have nothing to prove. I have kids to raise. That’s the thing. more important.”
Fooled forever stars Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Wee Man, Danger Ehren, Preston Lacy, Sean McInerney, Zach Holmes, Eric Manaka, Jasper and Rachel Wolfson. It is produced by Jeff Tremaine, Spike Jonze and Johnny Knoxville, with Tremaine also serving as the sequel’s director. Executive produced by Shanna Zablow Newton and Greg Iguchi.
Fooled forever is set to hit theaters on February 4, 2022.
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