Kevin Smith starts writing 'Clerks 3' script

Writer-director promises 'the best film I'll ever make'

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Kevin Smith has started work on his screenplay for Clerks 3.

Smith posted the first page of his script on Facebook on Friday (March 8), followed by this message: "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."

Continuing, Smith teased: "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."

Smith has been playing with ideas for a third and final Clerks story for around a year now. 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. Then last month (February 2013), Smith said he wanted to release Clerks 3 as a book before turning it into a feature film.

Released in 1994, Clerks is 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.

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