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03-08-2013, 12:45 PM
Could not be happier about this. I was disappointed when K. Smith said he was probably done directing. I love the Clerks movies and the universe created around them.

Those Kevin Smith fans hopeful and anticipating the writer/director's third installment of the Clerks story will be happy to know that Smith has begun writing Clerks III. Smith notified his fans just moments ago that he began writing the third Clerks film at 4:20 in the morning today. Jay and Silent Bob would likely approve of Smith's choice in start-time.

Smith posted the following photo of the title page of Clerks III on his Facebook page today.

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.

He refers to it as a film, so he's presumably drafting a movie script, however last month, Smith was quoted as saying he wanted to do Clerks 3 as a book first, telling a story in episodic chapters that would come before the sequel. Whether or not he still has plans to do that weren't mentioned in his post, but he does sound especially optimistic and excited to be revisiting the story of the characters who work at and linger around the New Jersey-set convenient store, the Quick Stop.

Clerks arrived in theaters on October 19, 1994 and starred Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, as well as Jason Mewes and Smith as Jay & Silent Bob respectively. More than a decade later, Clerks II brought the cast back together in 2006, adding Rosario Dawson to the mix. What will Clerks III bring, besides the end of this saga? Smith's apparently working on answering that question now.

03-08-2013, 02:42 PM
I'll be watching this one, i think he has grown as a director and he clearly has something to say in his 40's... and please pretty please bring the "Berserker" back!!!


03-08-2013, 10:37 PM
Does this have funding yet? last I heard Kev and the Weinsteins are still figuring out the money from the last clerks, and I don't think Kev can self fund another project. It'll be interesting to see if and how this sees the light of day.

03-08-2013, 10:48 PM
would you like to suck my cock, BERSERKER!

wonderful news. cant wait!

03-09-2013, 01:17 AM
*slurp slurp slurp*

03-09-2013, 02:30 AM
Clerks II remains my favorite Kevin Smith movie, and one of my favorite movies/comedies period. Nothing would make me happier than for Kevin to go out like he came in.

bobbie solo
03-17-2013, 12:43 AM
i need to remember to catch up with Comic Book Men. show is scripted and totally fake, but its nice to see Kevin every week and the cool comics & items that they feature.

03-18-2013, 11:08 AM
Comic Book Men is NOT scripted, when the camera roles it captures what the guys say, there isn't a single line of written script. People come in on certain filming days, but that doesn't make it scripted. All the little "adventures" they have are totally planned too, but it's still not SCRIPTED, so much so that most of the stupid shit they do is planned/made up by the guys themselves. Listen to the Tell Em Steve Dave podcast and you'll hear those guys are even funnier and wittier than they appear on the show. Kev Smith still says to this day that Bryan Johnson is the funniest man he's ever met.

Bry actually told a cool story on one of the new podcast's "Why, Bry!?", i think it was, where he said that one of the new producers or directors or whatever was feeding them lines and telling them to say certain things in certain ways. Bry got pissed off to the point that he called Kevin the night the straw broke (which doesn't take long with lovable Mr. Johnson) and said that he wouldn't be going back on set until that line feeding douche was fired. The next morning season one's director or whatever role it is was back on job and balance was restored.

Long story short.... Comic Book Men is not scripted.

And to keep on topic, I'm damn excited for Clerks 3. When Kev was talking about making Hit Somebody his last film I was pretty bummed. I remembered him telling a story about how cool it was to make Clerks 2 and revist those characters at a different age and different time of his life. Almost 10 years on again, I don't know why he wouldn't love to give it another shot. Now that it's happening it sound like the same thing is happening. Seeing him say "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." gives me confidence that it'll be a cool flick. I'm pretty sure he's listed Clerks 2 as his favourite film, it'll be awesome if the third's even better.

Anyone know if Jeff Anderson's signed on to the project yet?

Oh, and another awesome thing that's come out of Clerks 3 being Kev's last film is that Hit Somebody will now be a TV mini series (I assume on AMC?). That means we'll be getting the original double feature film length version of the film rather than the watered down single film version he was trying to get funded.

Conan The Barbarian
03-18-2013, 11:17 AM
Bry, is that you?

Also, Thursday is a horrible fucking time slot. Why did they do that? To give Talking dead a full hour? Talking dead gets boring after 20 mins. Now since I work at night on Thursdays, I cannot give them the ratings because I have to either stream it or download it.

03-19-2013, 12:10 PM
Weird, I just starting rediscovering Kevin Smith. Been a fan for a long time, but haven't kept up with any of his work in ages. I'm in the process of reading his book Tough Shit, and he was talking about how it was time to hang up the skates and go out on his own terms, like his hockey idol, Wayne Gretzky. Was looking forward to seeing Hit Somebody when that came to completion, but I'm glad to hear he's had a change of heart and wants to revisit the Clerks series! I still have the signed animated Clerks DVD set from way back. Hopefully he doesn't go through a lot of financial hurdles to get this done.

03-21-2013, 02:44 PM
Anyone know if Jeff Anderson's signed on to the project yet?

he had better be, there is no randall without jeff anderson.

03-21-2013, 03:23 PM
Rosario Dawson please please please

Conan The Barbarian
03-21-2013, 03:35 PM
Rosario Dawson please please please

That's up to her really.