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May 14, 2013

Kevin Smith says he has finished 'Clerks 3' script

Writer-director compares the final part of his 'Clerks' trilogy to 'The Empire Strikes Back'

Kevin Smith says he has finished 'Clerks 3' script

Kevin Smith has revealed he has completed his script for Clerks III.

Smith posted a picture of the finished manuscript with a clapboard used on the original Clerks film on his Facebook page yesterday (May 13). He also left the following rather excitable message: "IT IS ACCOMPLISHED! CLERKS III, FIRST DRAFT! At 137 pages, it plays like THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK of what's now become the Clerks Trilogy."

The writer-director only began drafting the script on March 8, predicting at the time: "I have come to a conclusion... CLERKS III will be the best film I'll ever make."

However, Smith has been playing with ideas for a third and final Clerks story for over a year. Last April (2012), he announced plans to make Clerks 3 as a Broadway musical, before revealing in December that he had changed his mind and decided to make another movie. This February (2013), he said he wanted to release Clerks 3 as a book before it becomes a feature film.

Released in 1994, Clerks was a quirky comedy about a pair of slacker 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.

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