Kevin Smith starts writing ‘Clerks 3’ script

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

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.