There was a time when you could always count on geeks to be the beleaguered underdogs of cinema and television. In recent years, however, nerds (or geeks, if you prefer) have enjoyed a surge in social status — comic book franchises are huge, Judd Apatow and his Freaks & Geeks gang are the kings of comedy, Jesse Eisenberg is a sex symbol (at least on Tumblr). And this might be the ultimate symbol of how far we’ve come: Warner Bros. is planning a film called Revenge of the Jocks, which will “update” the 1980s films Revenge of the Nerds. Jackass co-creator Jeff Tremaine is set to direct. Read more after the jump.

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Jackass

Even thought the Hollywood tradepapers confirmed rumors earlier this month that Jackass 3D would begin filming on January 25th 2010, Paramount andMTV Films have apparently sent out a press release officially announcing the project.  The funniest part is a quote from Jackass star Johnny Knoxville, who claims that with Jackass 3D, “We’re going to take the same 3D technology James Cameron used in AVATAR and stick it up Steve O’s butt. We’re taking stupid to a whole new dimension.”

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