Kevin Smith Starts Work On CLERKS III Script

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 –

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.
It also definitely sounds as if Smith is still thinking about hanging up his director’s hat in the near future. Previously, he had been talking about his hockey story Hit Somebody being his last film, but that seems to be stuck in development right now.
And I suppose that one more trip to the Quick Stop to check in on Dante (Brian O’Halloran) and Randal (Jeff Anderson) would be a good way to bookend his filmography.
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