It seems like Clerks III as been on again/off again for some time now. When Smith participated in a live reading of the script he had written for the sequel in August, it seemed pretty set in stone that the movie was pretty much dead. But now, Writer, director has revealed via Instagram that plans are once again underway for the threequel.
“3 CLERKS!” Smith says at the beginning of a lengthy Instagram post. “Thanks to the good folks at @leeloomultiprops, I got to see Randal! #JeffAnderson, @jaymewes, and I spent Saturday signing stuff and catching up, seeing so much movie merch that’s been made over the last 25 years (hit the Leloo site for sweet signed skateboards)! But even better than that? 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 #newjersey. It’ll be a movie that stars Jeff and @briancohalloran, with me and Jay in supporting roles. And it’ll be a movie called CLERKS III!”
“To be great is to go on. To go on is to go far. To go far is to return,” he continued. “And we’re all gonna return to the scene of the crime! This won’t be the old script we almost made a few years back: this is a completely new screenplay that I just started writing last night! And so far, it’s like a dream come true! After mending fences with @benaffleck earlier this year, I was hoping for a chance to do the same with Jeff – so huge thanks to Leeloo Multiprops for getting us all in the same room. But the biggest thanks ever go to Jeff, for being receptive to the idea at all. This means I’m gonna get to play with my two favorite inaction figures again: Dante & Randal! Two weeks from the debut of @jayandsilentbob Reboot (on @fathomevents screens 10/15 & 10/17, link in my bio), I’m ecstatic to announce our imminent return to Quick Stop! So I assure you: we’re open!”
Smith’s next opens Jay and Silent Bob Reboot which brings stars from the Askewniverse like Smith, Jason Mewes, Shannon Elizabeth, Jason Lee, Donnell Rawlings, Joey Lauren Adams and an assortment of other stars, back together. The film arrives in theaters across the country for a Fathom Screening Event on Oct. 15.