Kevin Smith is having a bit of trouble getting in touch with the San Jose Sharks for the next episode of his clerks franchisee. Reaching out on Twitter today to get the ball rolling, he asked: “Dear @SanJoseSharks: We’d like to recreate this scene with @JayMewes from CLERKS in our new movie we’re shooting called CLERKS III. That’s us failed get a consent response even with the help of the @NJDevils. Can you help us? Contact @JordanMonsanto. Thanks!” Clerks III is now being shot on location in Kevin Smith’s home state of New Jersey.
In clerks IIIAfter a massive heart attack, Randal recruits Dante, Elias, Jay and Silent Bob to make a movie celebrating his life at the grocery store that started it all. All the major cast will reprise their roles, including Jeff Anderson as Randal, Brian O’Halloran as Dante, Jay Mewes as Jay, Smith as Silent Bob and Rosario Dawson as Becky. Smith, of course, wrote the screenplay and will direct.
“There is a saying from the Tao that goes something like, ‘To be great is to carry on. To continue is to go far. To go far is to return.’ Thanks to Lionsgate, we can return to where it all began, with nearly the entire cast that started it all! New Jersey, as an ode to both the enduring allure of cinema and the ingenuity and madness of its narrators.Years ago, Dante and Randal made me a filmmaker – so now it’s time for me to return the favor.”
The plot of a heart attack is a personal one Kevin Smith, who suffered a massive heart attack on February 25, 2018, after performing onstage at a show in Glendale, California. He took to Instagram in January to share and say the title page of his movie.
“I started writing CLERKS III on December 28 and finished the first 101 page draft last night! But the writing doesn’t start when you start tapping the keys: I’ve been stirring this stew in my brain for a while now. So as I sat down to turn years of daydreaming into real words, the typing process of writing was pretty much alive in the world lately — but I’ve been telling the story I wanted to tell, so it’s time to take a step back, hand the script over to a few trusted people, and then continue tinkering with the feedback.”
“For those of you still keeping score, this is actually Clerks III v.2. I had written another version of Clerks III about 6 years ago – one that I’m now very glad we never made (although I missed the opening scene). used for @jayandsilentbob Reboot.This is a much more personal story than the previous incarnation, based directly on the heart attack that nearly killed me (next month 3 years).It was strangely the trigger to write those scenes, because it was the first time in ages I considered how close I came to shuffling this mortal spiral, but far more than reminding me of my own mortality, this Clerks III script makes me laugh out loud.”
“Dante, Randal, Elias, Becky, Jay and Silent Bob are all back, and the film’s premise allows anyone who has been in Clerks of Clerks II to return in one capacity or another. After a 2020 setback , this is how I want to spend part of 2021: at @quickstopgroceries in New Jersey, where it all started, with friends and family. And when we finally roll cameras on Clerks III, I know without a doubt that I *had to* be there that day! #KevinSmith #clerks3 #clerks #clerks2″
So, if you’re listening, San Jose Sharks, Kevin Smith is waiting. They started shooting Monday (Kevin’s birthday) at the Quick Stop in New Jersey, so maybe you’ll hook it up for a birthday present. No release date has been set yet, but it will happen!
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