Hey, remember that story about Kevin Smith wrapping up his film career with Hit Somebody? That two parter of a film had to be downsized to a one-parter, and now, it’s been demoted even more to a TV mini-series instead.
So what’s a cult film director supposed to do for his swansong entry into movie-making? Why, go right back to the source of course, and start a brand new project based on the over the counter culture.
“Since Hit Somebody is now gonna be a mini-series,” Smith said on Twitter, “that leaves room for a new final flick before I retire from directing feature films.”
So with the HIT SOMEBODY shift, the minute Jeff Anderson signs on, my last cinematic effort as a writer/director will be CLERKS III.#TaDa
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) December 7, 2012
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) December 9, 2012
And this, I’m actually quite happy about. Smith has always made strong films when it happens to be about his original characters from his breakthrough film, and even though the sequel to that flick may not have been as strong, it was still a pretty terrific film on its own.
And honestly, it shouldn’t be too difficult for Smith to round up the old gang for this final film.