The director wants to bring his slacker characters to the stage
Kevin Smith is planning to produce Clerks III as a Broadway show.
The director revealed that he intends to revisit the world of the film that made his name for a third installment on the stage, and has already been in discussions with the cast.
He told Entertainment Weekly: “Jeff [Anderson] was the first person I reached out to. I sent him an email after I’d seen Alan Rickman in Seminar in February, ‘You’re the first person I’m gonna tell… Clerks III is gonna be a play on Broadway’.
“We’ll do a six-month run and sell out the entirety in advance. You up for six shows a week, sir? Live?’ To which Jeff responded, ‘Better lay off the weed, sir’.”
The 1994 original starred Anderson as Randal and Brian O’Halloran as Dante, two slackers working in a convenience store in New Jersey. The film introduced Smith and Jason Mewes’ longrunning characters Jay and Silent Bob, who went on to appear in a number of movies Smith’s movies. They eventually scored their own title, Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back.
The bigger budget Clerks II was released in 2006.