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Clerks 3 is happening, Kevin Smith

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Turnaround, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. Turnaround

    Turnaround Member your mama warned you about Thread Starter

    New York
    We've had forum threads going back almost ten years (here, here and here, now all closed) about Clerks 3 gestating. Now it's all set to go, with Lionsgate picking up the global rights to the film. Film goes into production this August.

    The story will be about how Randal suffers a massive heart attack, then enlists the other characters to make a move about his life at the convenience store that started it all. :sigh: :laugh:

    Hollywood Reporter: Kevin Smith’s ‘Clerks 3’ Lands at Lionsgate

    Deadline: Lionsgate Takes Global Rights To Kevin Smith’s ‘Clerks III’

    From the Deadline article:

    "[Kevin] Smith has written the screenplay and will direct, with all major cast members from the first two Clerks films set to reprise their roles: Jeff Anderson as Randal, Brian O’Halloran as Dante, Jay Mewes as Jay, Smith as Silent Bob, and Rosario Dawson as Becky.

    "In Clerks III, following a massive heart attack, Randal enlists Dante, Elias, Jay and Silent Bob to make a movie immortalizing his life at the convenience store that started it all."
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  2. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

    That honestly sounds like a desperate attempt to grasp at the group of people who still swallow whole whatever he throws them about those 2 movies. Likely a cathartic exercise for Smith but I would've hoped that he'd instead try his hand at something more original. In his theatrical directorial efforts, he's been clinging onto these characters for way too long and hasn't put anything out in the last 5 years.

    There are always so many more ways for these sequels or rehashes to go down in flames than be revered. I hope for his fans that it'll fall onto the latter category.
  3. RageRomano

    RageRomano Idiot

    Just moved into a house that's 2 minutes away from the Quick Stop. I read they'll be shooting on location, so really hoping to swing by during production.
  4. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Spray paint!!! Avoid breathing the vapors

    CoCoCo, Ca
    Clerks is legendary. But screw this. No thanks Kevin.
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  5. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    Kevin , is nothing but cry baby of late you can look it on youtube..
    I have always seen him as tool .. and opportunist wheneven he first started ..
  6. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

    Pacific Northwest
    First one was enough. Don't need another one
    Solaris likes this.
  7. MrEWhite

    MrEWhite Forum Resident

    United States
    I watched Clerks 2 just a few days ago and, imo, it's not nearly as bad as people have said. Not as good as the first one, of course.
    That's Mr. Foghat likes this.
  8. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Spray paint!!! Avoid breathing the vapors

    CoCoCo, Ca
    I didn't hate it but I never saw it again. Becky is cute though.
  9. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

    Chattanooga, TN
    As someone who grew up loving the early View Askew movies I hate to say it, but at some point Kevin Smith just stopped writing funny stuff. I don't know if he understand the characters he created 25+ years ago anymore enough to write for them today. (That's saying a lot since those characters were based on him and Bryan Johnson.)
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  10. Neil Anderson

    Neil Anderson Forum Resident

    Portland, Oregon
    I thought Clerks 2 was great, I loved that they're working at a fast food restaurant, and that's it's a step down from the Quik Stop. based on Smith's recent output, though, i'm not optimistic about a third movie.
  11. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

    Chattanooga, TN
    I don't see Scott Mosier's name involved. I know one of the hold ups years ago with Clerks 3 was Mosier and Jeff Anderson being upset at the Weinstein group over their payment for Clerks 2 and they refused to do # 3.
  12. ellaguru

    ellaguru Forum Resident

    i almost gave up on II...until the dancing scene on the roof.
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  13. will_b_free

    will_b_free Forum Resident

    Boulder, CO
    The twist is they're all dead and in purgatory. Has to be.

    Even with what I expect are good chances of a Melissa Benoist cameo, this doesn't sound good.
  14. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni

    That’s too bad.

    He should have done The Green Hornet when they offered it to him. It had to be better than what we got.
  15. Will I watch it ? I suppose.
    Will Randall do that stupid walk? I hope not.
  16. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    They've renovated the rest of that 'strip-mall' to be....
    a small 50-seat theatre where for the past two-weeks, he's been doing podcasts!
  17. masswriter

    masswriter Minister At Large

    New England
    so we're gonna' see these middle-aged guys still hanging out at a convenience store?
    the first one was boring, I can't imagine this one will be much better ...
    Bluesman Mark and longdist01 like this.
  18. Curveboy

    Curveboy Forum Resident

    New York City
    Granted I don't think Green Hornet was his choice; he did write a script and eventually released it as a comic book.
  19. Greek Nacho

    Greek Nacho Responsible and Well-Adjusted Individual

    United States
    I don't mean to be a pessimist, but I don't think Kevin's made a good movie since the original Clerks. His stuff is just really adolescent, but at least that one is grounded adolescence that shows something about generation x.
    Dudley Morris likes this.
  20. Bluesman Mark

    Bluesman Mark But I'm innocent! Swan stole my music & framed me!

    I've seen exactly one Kevin Smith movie, it was more than enough...
  21. That's Mr. Foghat

    That's Mr. Foghat Forum Resident

    exit 7a, NJ

    Bring on part III!
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  22. jason88cubs

    jason88cubs Forum Resident

    "who the fu Manchu is pillowpants"
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  23. Cyberhog9

    Cyberhog9 Forum Resident

    Quad Cities IA
    Suck My Crackerjack Berserker. Best part of the first movie
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  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I'll check it out just as I checked out the other 2...of which I enjoyed.
  25. I can't imagine that this will be any good with Kevin Smith off of the reefer. :p

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