Listen, you can gripe all you want about Kevin Smith‘s cinematic oeuvre, but no one is making you watch it. So if this doesn’t interest you, move along —there’s plenty of other stuff to keep your attention. But if you’re a fan, this bit of news is likely to be Christmas in March. Or something.
The filmmaker’s long brewing “Clerks 3,” which finally landed financing for last fall, will start shooting in May, according to the director. Smith had previously said shooting would begin in May 2014, but not only is the money now in place, but The Pittsburgh Business Times reveals The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has tossed him a film tax credit for $2.11 million for the five week shoot (though the newspaper says it starts in June). Either way, production is happening, bringing Smith back to the city where he made “Dogma” and “Zack And Miri Make A Porno.”
But that’s not the only movie in his back catalog getting a sequel. In the tweet below, you’ll see that Smith is teasing “Mallrats 2,” a followup to his 1995 sophomore feature. No other details at present, but we’ll see if he can rope in his pal Ben Affleck.
We shoot CLERKS III in May. HIT SOMEBODY shoots September to Christmas. Then in Feb 2016, we do MOOSE JAWS. But after that? I smell a rat…
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) March 12, 2015