Clerks 3 will be a film after all (and it may already have been written)

Remember when Kevin Smith suggested Clerks 3 would be released online as an e-book, and each chapter would be informed by the internet’s collective reaction to its previous instalment? Never mind.

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Smith posted the above image to his Facebook and Instagram account, with the following message:

“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.”

Even a Smith fan like myself cringes at the “best film I’ll ever make” declaration, though I am heartened by his devotion to the View Askewniverse.

Should Clerks III live up to Clerks II – a great sequel to a legitimate American indie classic – it will be a fine swan song for this unique screen voice.

Or, maybe it’ll be a total disappointment.

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