Recently, Kevin Smith put the kibosh on any notion that the hockey drama Hit Somebody was going to be his epic, two-parter final film, and instead embraced the inevitable, Clerks 3.
Now Smith is talking (shocker) again about going back to Jersey for more adventures from the Quick Stop, including a rough release date. The filmmaker says that he’s looking for a 2014 release for the third Clerks, which would put it in line for coming out during the 20th anniversary year of the first Clerks. I wonder if Smith’s going to make this one for low five-figures and take it to Sundance too?
Here’s an interview that Smith did with Good Day LA yesterday:
So from what I gathered, Smith said he’s making Clerks 3 to pre-emptively shut up fans, and if it doesn’t get made at all, it will be because Jeff Anderson (Randall) is the hold-up. Interesting. Also according to Smith, Hit Somebody will now be a six-part miniseries, and pot is a wonder drug that keeps one youthful and fat. Also, the female co-anchor of Good Day LA, by her own admission, is the only Asian that can’t do math. But maybe this was a bit she was trying to serve to Smith forClerks 3: an Asian character who comes into the Quick Stop and can’t do math…
I guess we’ll find out in 2014 when Clerks 3 hits theaters, unless Kev changes his mind (again) between now and then.