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Old 10-02-19, 03:57 PM
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re: Clerks III (2022, D: Kevin Smith)

Clerks was made in such a different time that I believe today's generation will not get it. Most of the Clerks 3 business will come from the 40 and up crowd.
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re: Clerks III (2022, D: Kevin Smith)

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ

Thatís crazy to think about. It seems like Clerks was so long ago and Clerks 2 was fairly recent. It seems strange that the gap between 2 and 3 will be bigger than between 1 and 2.
I don't know, anything I own on HD-DVD feels like it came out a long time ago.
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Kevin Smith says that the plot of “Clerks 3” will revolve around the main character Randal recovering from a heart attack, a story that’s inspired by the director’s own comeback after a severe heart attack that nearly killed him back in 2018.

Smith shared the plot details exclusively with TheWrap while promoting his new movie “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” and after announcing last week that he is working on a new “Clerks 3” script.

The director says “Clerks 3” will begin with cynical video store-turned fast food cashier Randal (Jeff Anderson) suffering a heart attack and having something of a mid-life crisis after his near death experience. What he and his buddy Dante (Brian O’Halloran) do from there might be the most meta and personal twist Smith has come up with yet.

“Randal has a heart attack, decides that he came so close to death, and his life has meant nothing, there’s nobody to memorialize him, he has no family or anything like that,” Smith said. “And in the recovery, while under fentanyl, he comes to the conclusion at mid-life, having almost died, having worked in a movie store his whole life and watched other people’s movies, he tells Dante, I think we need to make a movie. So Dante and Randal make ‘Clerks.’ That’s the story of ‘Clerks 3.'”

Smith describes the story as the closest one yet to his own biography, with Dante and Randal figuring out how turn the people and stories in their lives into characters. They’ll even be forced to film, as Smith did, in black and white, and Smith intends for the movie-within-a-movie scenes in “Clerks 3” to also be in black and white.

“I’m going to bring my boys right back to where they brought me. I’m writing it, it writes itself because I f—ing lived it 25 years ago,” Smith said. “It’s just warm and f—ing wonderful. They’re figuring it out the same way I figured it out, but I have the benefit of being able to cherry pick all my favorite stories and moments of making ‘Clerks’ and putting it right back into their hands.”

For instance, Smith said he had the joy of writing a character based on his real life friend Jason Mewes and teaching him how to perform it. The new film will also feature a scene in which Randal and Dante are writing a character based on the Jay that they know always hanging around outside their stores.

“I get to do that same f—ing movie and scene in the movie,” Smith said. “I get to relive everything and put it into the hands of Dante and Randal. So it’s funny and poignant, but it’s more funny than anything else.”

Smith reiterated that this idea is different from his previous iteration of “Clerks 3,” which he and a cast of friends performed in a live read in New Jersey this August. That version also lacked the involvement of Jeff Anderson, who had become estranged from Smith in recent years. But Smith says the two have patched things up, and the new version of the film will have a massive shift in tone from the “doom and gloom” of the original screenplay.

“That was a movie that was written by a guy who was obsessed with middle-aged and dying, and it was all about death. And that was before I almost died. Then I almost died, and now I don’t really want to talk about that s—. I’ve been too close. Now I just want to do life affirming things. The tone is going to shift completely,” Smith said. “I owe those guys, those characters, Dante and Randal, a lot more than the kind of doom and gloom I was about to put them through. I loved that script, and I loved reading it, but there wasn’t a dry eye in the house for the last 15 pages, the last 15 minutes of that entire read.”

The original “Clerks” was based on Smith’s life in his 20s, the sequel was about his 30s, and while the third film was meant to be about middle age to death, reading it live made him realize he needed to go in a different direction.

“It’s a f—ing tearjerker. It’s like the ‘King Lear’ of ‘Clerks’ movies. It’s really unbelievably moving and sad, but it’s not what I want to do with those guys for this,” Smith said. “You would’ve seen the old ‘Clerks 3’ and been like, did the guy who made ‘Clerks’ forget that ‘Clerks’ was a comedy?”

https://www.thewrap.com/clerks-3-sto...clusive-video/
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re: Clerks III (2022, D: Kevin Smith)

Sounds good to me...as long as it's funny.
Old 10-09-19, 03:36 AM
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Man I really want to read the first Clerks 3 script.
Old 10-09-19, 01:02 PM
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re: Clerks III (2022, D: Kevin Smith)

Originally Posted by Hazel Motes
Man I really want to read the first Clerks 3 script.
Same, and I bet we will be able to at some point. But I have to admit this new idea sounds interesting. As long as it doesn't get too inside joke-y (a serious risk), it could be a blast.
Old 10-09-19, 05:26 PM
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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back was pretty inside jokey. Worked for that movie.
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Based on that last paragraph it sounds possibly like the movie will end with Randall or Dante actually dying.
Old 10-09-19, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr. Mantle
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back was pretty inside jokey. Worked for that movie.
Yep. I just watched that a few nights ago. Still hilarious to me. Some of the gay jokes were awkward, but then again, they always were. Kevin having a gay brother doesn't give him a pass like he thinks it does, IMO.

Also, it's not like Clerks III will have mass appeal and suddenly blow up the box office. Smiths dwinding fan group will see it and they'll get all the inside jokes.
Old 10-10-19, 05:49 PM
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I like it. There's always good stories to tell from the retail trenches, as long as you've got a scriptwriter who's been there themselves.
Old 10-11-19, 09:52 AM
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^^^ I posted the original article from The Wrap 3 days ago.
Old 10-11-19, 09:54 AM
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I thought I had a case of deja vu. lol
Old 10-11-19, 12:29 PM
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Dammit. I just reread the whole thing again thinking there was something new in it.
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Same here...
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re: Clerks III (2022, D: Kevin Smith)

Kevin just revealed the plot of Clerks III over at Main Frame ComicCon:

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The film begins with Randal having a massive heart attack. Nearly dying causes him to question his life and what he has accomplished feeling that all he's done is watch movies and buy the store he worked at in his early 20s. He decides to write a film about his life and shoot it in the store with Dante. Sooooo, basically, making Clerks.
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^ I wonder where Smith got the inspiration for that storyline?
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He said all that back in October.
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re: Clerks III (2022, D: Kevin Smith)

Originally Posted by dex14
He said all that back in October.
Ah, must have missed it. I thought he stonner spilled the beans.
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Meh...my excitement for this has dropped catastrophically since the Jay and Silent Bob reboot was so bad.
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Old 04-27-20, 06:36 PM
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Wasn't Zach and Miri Make a Porno pretty much a retelling of how he made the first Clerks anyway? Shooting it in his place of business at night, the boom mic at the end of a hockey stick, etc?
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Originally Posted by d2cheer
Meh...my excitement for this has dropped catastrophically since the Jay and Silent Bob reboot was so bad.
I've said it elsewhere and am in no way anti-pot, but Smith hasn't written a solid script since he started smoking doobie.
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Originally Posted by Hazel Motes
Man I really want to read the first Clerks 3 script.
Me too. I was really hoping this thread had been bumped because Smith decided to release it the same way Spike Lee just put out the script for the Jackie Robinson movie he knows he's never going to do.
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Originally Posted by d2cheer
Meh...my excitement for this has dropped catastrophically since the Jay and Silent Bob reboot was so bad.
I just watched this on Amazon Prime today.

Did Kevin Smith make this movie to put it out to the world that Jason Mewes is the biological father of Harley Quinn Smith?




I did not know who Smith's daughter was, and I swear to god I thought she was Mewes' daughter cast as Jay's daughter in the movie.


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I've said it elsewhere and am in no way anti-pot, but Smith hasn't written a solid script since he started smoking doobie.
I guess I am not familiar enough with Smith's life, cuz I would assume that means he has never written a decent script.
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I just watched this on Amazon Prime today.

Did Kevin Smith make this movie to put it out to the world that Jason Mewes is the biological father of Harley Quinn Smith?




I did not know who Smith's daughter was, and I swear to god I thought she was Mewes' daughter cast as Jay's daughter in the movie.
Now one with Smith on there, I think she has a lot of his features well his thin face features.

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