We’ve long been looking forward to seeing what Smith would do next, following the brilliant Red State. We heard late last year that his anticipated ice hockey film, Hit Somebody, would instead be turned into a television series. And rather than making that his final film, he would return to the world in which he began and make Clerks III.
Fast forward a few months, and Smith has officially announced on Facebook that he’s started writing the script. And he’s given us a screenshot to prove it.
“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.
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.”
Of course, it’s still early days yet, and we’ve got no idea as to when we can look forward to production beginning. But needless to say, we can expect the original cast to return for one final outing, with which Smith is expected to make his final film.
As such, we should be able to look forward to seeing Brian O’Halloran and Jeff Anderson reprising their roles from the first two films, and hopefully Rosario Dawson will be along for the ride after taking the female lead in Clerks II.
And, of course, Clerks III just wouldn’t work without Jason Mewes and Smith himself as the iconic Jay and Silent Bob.
The film is expected to be the last feature that we’ll see from Smith as a writer-director, and is therefore something to look forward to even more.
We’re hoping that Smith will be as productive as ever writing the script. Keep your fingers tightly crossed that we’ll be seeing Clerks III arrive on our screens in 2014. Whenever it comes, I can’t wait. This is going to be amazing.