BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Kevin Smith has been firming up the cast for Mallrats 2, the sequel to the second feature film he directed after Clerks. In the latest installment of his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, Smith stated that Mallrats 2 is the film he’s focusing on next, which means we’ll have to wait even longer for Clerks 3.
It's been nearly twenty years to the day since Kevin Smith made his theatrical debut with Clerks. And apparently the New Jersey born-and-raised director feels this is the perfect time to start dropping details on the long-rumored Clerks III.
What could possibly happen in Clerks 3? The convenience store was open once again at the end of Clerks 2. But knowing Smith’s mind, the possibilities are endless. So long as they don’t involve a walrus suit.
Thanks to his constant chatter about both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Star Wars: Episode VII, Kevin Smith has recently been mentioned in far fewer headlines about his own films than ones concerning projects he has next-to-nothing to do with. In recent months the New Jersey-born filmmaker has been working on his horror movie Tusk, but what does he have going on in the future?
A little more than two months after Kevin Smith announced that he'd begun writing Clerks III comes word from the actor/director/podcaster that he's finished penning the first draft of the script for the anticipated followup to his Jersey-set films, which will now be known as the Clerks trilogy.
"I want to do Clerks 3 as a book first," Smith said. "I want to them in episodic chapters so that as I release it, people can read the whole thing and see what it looks like. I get to go inside the characters heads and tell year-one origin stories. The first chapter is Dante and Randall meeting in kindergarten."
In an interview with Good Day L.A., a local Los Angeles morning program, Smith opened up about his successful podcast network, his plans to do the hockey drama Hit Somebody as a mini-series, and his hope to have Clerks 3 released by 2014 … to neatly coincide with the 20th anniversary of the original Clerks
Kevin Smith has spent more than a year now promising that he was almost done with filmmaking, and that the hockey movie Hit Somebody would be his last film-- or maybe two films, depending on which day you asked him. But with recent news that Hit Somebody will be made as a miniseries for television instead