Kevin Smith Rounds Up The Old Gang

With little over a fortnight before the opening of the Jay And Silent Bob reboot, director Kevin Smith announced on Instagram that Clerks III is finally happening.

Smith had shelved a script for Clerks III after Jeff Anderson, who plays Randal Graves in Clerks and Clerks II, decided not to join the project. But now, Anderson is on board and the movie is a go.

Smith also confirms this isn’t using the script he penned a few years back, this will be a completely new screenplay which he has only begun writing.

The director also shared a photo with Jay Mewes and Anderson. They had talked about making the movie when they were signing Clerks goodies.

Here’s the social post:

Smith said:

“We talked about making a movie together. It’ll be a movie that concludes a saga. It’ll be a movie about how you’re never too old to completely change your life. It’ll be a movie about how a decades-spanning friendship finally confronts the future. It’ll be a movie that brings us back to the beginning – a return to the cradle of civilization in the great state of New Jersey.”

Clerks was first released in 1994 and was the debut movie from Smith as a director. The black-and-white movie was shot on a low-budget and was set in the New Jersey convenience store where Smith worked at the time.

It tells the story of Quick Stop clerks Dante Hicks (Brian O’Halloran) and Randal Graves (Jeff Anderson), exploring life as customer service workers. The movie is also notable for introducing Mewes and Smith as Jay And Silent Bob, two stoners constantly loitering outside the store.

Man, I’m just happy to see what Dante and Randal are up to these days. There’s plenty of new Star Wars rubbish for them to talk about since we last saw them. Am I on my own here?

Smith’s Jay And Silent Bob reboot will screen in cinemas in about a fortnight from now, and we’ll bring you more Clerks news when we hear it.

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