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Kevin Smith told his fans that he started writing Clerks 3 on Friday at 4:20 in the morning. He is so enthusiastic about the project that he’s already declared it the best movie he’s ever made and he hasn’t even made it past the title page.
Smith wrote on Facebook that it is the “Beginning of the End,” noting that Friday was the exact 20th anniversary of the day he started shooting the original Clerks.
“20 years later, with no plan or provocation, I jumped out of bed at 4:20 this morning and started writing CLERKS III,” he wrote. “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 also posted an image of the title page for the Clerks 3 script, which just has the title and the date he started writing.
According to Entertainment Weekly, this news follows a flurry of announcements Smith has recently made about the project. Most recently, he said that Clerks 3 would be a book first, then a movie after he scrapped plans to take it to Broadway. He’s also said that Clerks 3 would be his last movie. However, Smith hasn’t revealed any plot details.
Smith made the original Clerks on a micro budget and starred Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson. It was followed by Clerks 2 in 2006. It has also spawned an animated series and the spin-off Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Smith currently hosts AMC’s Comic Book Men and his last film was 2011’s Red State.