[dropcap]K[/dropcap]evin Smith has announced that he began writing the script for Clerks III at 4:20 am on Friday morning.
Smith had announced his desire to make the trilogy-closer back in December. He wrote on twitter, “I’m goin’ out like I came in: devoid of talent AND color! #FullCircle son!”.
News now comes, courtesy of his Facebook account, that he has begun writing the script. Along with posting a photo of the title page, Smith wrote, “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.”
He’ll have his work cut out for him to accomplish that last statement, with such a vast collection of well-loved films already under his belt. But it seems fitting that his greatest achievement should be connected to his debut, which really showcased his now iconic filmmaking traits: an ear for great dialogue and an ability to make such entertaining fare about, well, nothing.
No news on plot or cast has been announced at this point, but it is likely the original cast will return to this, with most having returned for the second film. In the meantime, Smith is busy promoting Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, as well as the proposed mini-series Hit Somebody.