If Kevin Smith has his way, then Clerks 3 could arrive in theaters at some point in 2014. The filmmaker wants to time the movie’s release to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the first flick.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the next installment in the Clerks franchise is supposedly Kevin Smith’s last movie. The director apparently intends to end his journey through Hollywood precisely where he began: The Quick Stop.
All Smith is waiting on is the participation of Jeff Anderson, the actor who portrays Randal in the movies. The director recently posted on Twitter that “the minute Jeff Anderson signs on, my last cinematic effort as a writer-director will be CLERKS 3.”
Kevin Smith said during a recent interview on Good Day LA that he would love to have the movie in theaters by 2014.
“I will do ‘Clerks 3′ and by 2014 is the 20th anniversary we’re going to mark it somehow, God willing, with ‘Clerks 3.’ We need Jeff Anderson to come back and say yes.”
The director said he would also be willing to shoot the entire film on a shoestring budget in order to get the film in the can and into theaters.
Kevin Smith said:
“I would try that. If Ryan and Jeff and Jason and Scott Mosier and myself could all … do it for next to nothing, we’ll own it and then hopefully sell it, and that’s where we’ll make our money on the backend, I would happily do it for $27k, $28k.”
First Showing reports that Smith’s final film was supposed to be the two-part hockey flick Hit Somebody. After the director was ordered to cut down the film’s length, actor Jason Mewes suggested he release the movie as a miniseries, instead.
As of this writing, it’s unknown when Hit Somebody or the next Clerks sequel will arrive in theaters.
Are you looking forward to Clerks 3?