Today is the 20th anniversary of the first day of shooting of Kevin Smith’s classic slacker comedy Clerks. It is probably no coincidence that early this morning the writer/director posted the following picture to his Facebook page –
Clerks III is a project that Smith had been talking about for some time, mentioning that he thought it might be a limited run Broadway play, a serialized novel or some form of web series. I wouldn’t be surprised if his previous comments had been a way to sound out fan reaction to each various idea.
But it looks as if it is back to being a film, based on his comment –
THE BEGINNING OF THE END
20 years ago today, we started shooting CLERKS.
20 years later, with no plan or provocation, I jumped out of bed at 4:20 this morning and started writing CLERKS III.
It’s been like hanging out with old friends.
And after 2 hours of tapping the keys and giggling, I have come to a conclusion…
CLERKS III will be the best film I’ll ever make.