Kevin Smith confirms Clerks III is in the works

Almost 20 years after his breakthrough film Clerks hit cinemas back in 1994, writer/director Kevin Smith has finally confirmed that the third installment of the comedy series will be made.

Announcing the news via Facebook, the controversial filmmaker (who also plays supporting character Silent Bob) has posted an image of his script for Clerks III which is dated 8th March 2013.

“THE BEGINNING OF THE END. 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.”

The original Clerks (filmed in black and white) focused on convenience store assistant Dante Hicks (Brian O’Halloran) as he and video shop worker Randall Graves (Jeff Anderson) spent one Saturday arguing with customers, discussing films and bemoaning about women. Smith’s character Silent Bob and his friend Jay (Jason Mewes) hung around the place smoking weed and playing loud music.
The film later garnered a sequel in 2006 called Clerks II (filmed in colour) which saw the characters transferred to a fast food restaurant named Mooby’s where Dante eventually got together with boss Becky (Rosario Dawson).
Some of the Clerks characters have also figured in other Kevin Smith films such as Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1998) and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001).
In the meantime, the premise for the planned third film is not yet known.

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