Kevin Smith announces plans to make 'Clerks III'
But he says this will be his final film as writer-director
In bittersweet news for fans, the sequel will be his final movie as writer-director. Smith had been intending to bow out of film-making with a hockey comedy called Hit Somebody, based on the Warren Zevon track 'Hit Somebody (The Hockey Song). However, that project has now been re-imagined as a TV mini-series.
Smith took to Twitter to unveil his plans, posting the following message:
Responding to questions from his followers, Smith went on to reveal that he already has a "70 page outline for Clerks III", and predicted that "transitioning to [a] full script won't take long". He also confirmed that the new movie will be shot in black and white like the original Clerks.
So with the HIT SOMEBODY shift, the minute Jeff Anderson signs on, my last cinematic effort as a writer/director will be CLERKS III.#TaDa— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) December 7, 2012
Released in 1994, Clerks was a quirky comedy about a pair of shop assistants played by Jeff Anderson and Brian O'Halloran. Smith's film is now considered a cult classic and he also wrote and directed the popular sequel, Clerks II, which came out in 2006.