In one of the most bizarre agreements I have yet reported on, the makers of Jackass 1 and 2 have agreed to team up with Microsoft to release JACKASS 2.5, for free, using the software giant's Silverlight technology. On December 19th (through December 31st), Viacom Incorporated and Blockbuster will premiere the first-ever, studio-backed feature streamed movie in its entirety online. Just like the previous ones, this movie will include stunts and pranks which will only result in you spending hours convincing your friends they aren’t safe to try at home. If you’re interested (and are 17 or older), or you just don’t want have to buy it (for the kids) later, head over to http://blockbuster.jackassworld.com this Wednesday (time unknown as of this newspost).
It's all so clear now - this is how Microsoft plans to push Silverlight!
The cast will include Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Steve-O, Ehren McGhehey, Jason “Wee Man” AcuÃ±a, Preston Lacy and Ryan Dunn. “We are very excited to be able to deliver Jackass 2.5, the first feature-length movie from a major studio which will debut free on the internet. The Jackass movie is the first of several feature films that we plan on distributing online and as the digital world evolves, Paramount will continue to turn digital distribution of content on its head,” states Thomas Lesinski, President of Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment.