According to a report from MovieWeb, Kevin Smith recently announced that Clerks III already has a script written. While at the San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, the director revealed he was working on a script for a second sequel to his iconic movie.
Kevin was actually at Comic-Con on account of his latest movie, the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, which will see him return to the View Askew universe he first created back in 1994 with his independently created film, Clerks.
Kevin didn’t bring up the topic of Clerks III on his own. A fan probed him on the possibility of a sequel, and the writer/director stated he had written the first draft of the script which was something he’s extremely proud of. With that said, however, the star said the screenplay doesn’t accurately reflect his life and ethos these days.
Reportedly, Kevin Smith rekindled his relationship with Hollywood star, Ben Affleck, and it gave him a sense of motivation for creating the new Clerks III movie. In the past, it was Jeff Anderson, who portrayed Randall, who played a role in the third installment not coming to fruition.
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Celebrating 25 years since Clerks, Jay Mewes and Kevin Smith made their mark for a special TCL Chinese Theatres imprint ceremony at Theatre Box San Diego . . . #jayandsilentbob #kevinsmith #jasonmewes #clerks #tclchinesetheatre #theatreboxsd #sandiego #jayandsilentbobreboot
As fans of the iconic director know, Kevin Smith’s career was kicked off in a massive way with the release of Clerks, which was independently written and produced on a shoe-string budget. It screened at Sundance and audiences and critics loved it.
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Same dude, different day. Pic on the left, is from nearly 10 years ago, at Zack & Miri premiere. Pic on the right is minutes ago. I was in Manhattan yesterday – a city that’s legendary for it’s amazing variety of food and eating options, where you could dine out here every night your entire life and never have to eat at the same restaurant twice. It’s a land of food glorious food… but I’m on a diet. So even though they served what looked like an amazing buttercream cake at the @amc_tv event I went to last night, I didn’t indulge. And next time I gotta stare down a meal the old me would’ve inhaled, I’ll look at these two images of me out on control and me under control. It’ll help keep the cake on the plate instead of in my maw. #KevinSmith #FitterButBitter #diet
In 2006, the director released a sequel to the movie, Clerks II, and it was a success as well. Jay and Silent Bob, his latest movie, is set to arrive in theaters in October, and he and his longtime friend and companion, Jason Mewes, are traveling across the nation to promote it.
As it was previously reported, Kevin recently took some time off to work on his health following a heart attack that nearly took his life. Following the health crisis, the director went on the vegan diet and lost dozens of pounds. The difference in appearence is striking.