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Earlier this month, director Kevin Smith confirmed that his final movie will be Clerks III, now that Hit Somebody is slated to become a television mini-series. The filmmaker recently appeared on Good Day L.A., where he said that he is planning a 2014 release date for Clerks III, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Clerks.
"It's coming up on the 20th Anniversary, that's why I recently tweeted out that we're doing Clerks III, hopefully in 2014. I only tweeted that because I talked about doing Hit Somebody as my last movie, but now it's going to be a mini-series, a six-part mini-series. A lot of people said, 'Hey that's not going to be your last movie. What's your last movie?' People were guessing, 'You may be able to do Clerks III now.' So, instead of letting people guess that for a year, I said I will do Clerks III. »
The news broke last Friday that writer/director Kevin Smith's last movie will be Clerks III - ending off his career with the movie he began it with. From all accounts, the news broke a little earlier than planned, although Smith did reveal some more details about the film's production and plans on the latest episode of his Hollywood Babble-On podcast with Ralph Garman and long-time producer Scott Mosier. The episode can be heard here, but in case you don't fancy listening to the two-hour long show (although you should as it's really funny and insightful), here are the highlights:
Smith starts off by talking about the genesis of Hit Somebody and how it became a TV show which is taken from episode 99 of Jay and Silent Bob Get Old. He goes into a lot of detail about the disappointment of his Judd Apatow-esque Zack & Miri Make A »
Kevin Smith had been promising to bring the curtain down on his directorial career with his next offering, the two-part feature Hit Somebody, but after announcing earlier this week that he's decided to restructure the hockey comedy-drama as a six-hour TV miniseries, Smith has now revealed that his feature film swansong will see Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran) and Randall Graves (Jeff Anderson) heading back for one last shift in Clerks III.
"Since Hit Somebody is now gonna be a mini-series, yes - that leaves room for a new final flick before I retire from directing feature films," said Smith on Twitter. "So with the Hit Somebody shift, the minute Jeff Anderson signs on, my last cinematic effort as a writer/director will be Clerks III."
Smith has previously teased the possibility of a third Clerks movie on a number of occasions, and it should certainly provide a fitting conclusion to the director's filmography, »
Kevin Smith has been planning to quit directing after making his "Hit Somebody" hockey film, which has since become a six-hour television mini-series. As a result, Smith decided to change his plans. He will now make "Clerks 3" his last helming effort. Smith says that the third "Clerks" film will happen as soon as Jeff Anderson signs on. The actor, along with Brian O'Halloran, played Randal Graves and Dante Hicks in the original 1994 film. They reprised their roles in a "Clerks" animates series and then in the 2006 sequel. The first movie was made for only $27,000 but went on to gross over $3 million in theaters. The sequel, released in 2006, grossed $27 million on a $5 million budget. It's not clear when the third film will be released. »
Jay and Silent Bob will live again! Last January, director Kevin Smith announced that his hockey movie Hit Somebody was going to be his last feature film as a director, before completely focusing his efforts on running the SModcast Pictures company. Today, the filmmaker has announced that Hit Somebody is actually being turned into a mini-series, and that Clerks III will, in fact, be his last theatrical film. Here are a series of recent tweets that the director sent out about his upcoming projects.
Hit Somebody now a mini-series? Get the scoop on Get Old: smodcast.com/episodes/i-mel…@ssnyder1835 got BUZZed before Batman? smodcast.com/episodes/scott…
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) December 7, 2012
Since Hit Somebody is now gonna be a mini-series, yes - that leaves room for a new final flick before I retire from directing feature films.
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) December 7, 2012
When Kevin Smith announced last year that he was planning to retire from filmmaking after his next movie, "Hit Somebody," fans were disappointed. And when "Hit Somebody" was recently rejiggered from a movie into a television mini-series, fans were confused over what that meant for Smith.
Well, now Smith fans are about to experience another emotion: Elation, as Smith has announced that his final film will now instead be "Clerks III."
And to think, he wasn't even supposed to be here!
"Clerks," of course, is the film that launched Smith's career back in 1994, becoming an instant cult hit in the process. More than a decade later, in 2006, Smith returned with "Clerks II" to show how slackers Dante (Brian O'Halloran) and Randal (Jeff Anderson) were dealing with being thirtysomethings.
And now it looks like Smith will be capping his career and the story of Dante and Randal by showing the duo in their 40's. »
- Scott Harris
Although he's been eyeing a retirement from filmmaking for some time, Kevin Smith revealed today, via his Twitter account, that plans for his final big screen output have changed. He originally planned for his final two-part feature to be his Warren Zevon-inspired hockey film, Hit Somebody . That project is now moving forward as a six-hour television miniseries and Smith plans to, instead, make his final feature film Clerks III . Smith says that plans for a third Clerks film will move forward, "the minute Jeff Anderson signs on." Anderson, along with Brian O'Halloran, played Randal Graves and Dante Hicks (respectively) in the original 1994 Clerks . A pair of young slackers working minimum wage customer service jobs, they reprised their roles for a short-lived animated »
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*full disclosure: a review copy of this book was provided by Applause Theatre and Cinema Books. An Askew View 2: The Films of Kevin Smith was produced by author John Muir ten years after the original. In this time, director Kevin Smith has created several more features since his original, Clerks (1994). Muir makes notes of Smith's highlights such as Clerks, Chasing Amy (1997), Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Red State (2011). He also notes Smith's less dazzling productions like Mallrats (1995), and Jersey Girl (2004). Smith has had a wild ride during his career and it would be best to focus on his career highlights in this book review, rather than the missteps. As mentioned, Kevin Smith's career began with the indie hit Clerks. After dropping out of film school, this would be the first film to introduce the recurring characters Jay (Jason Mewes), Silent Bob (Smith), Dante (Brian O'Halloran), and »
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The original dream girl, Heather Langenkamp, who became an instant genre icon with her work on the Nightmare on Elm Street series, is the newest guest added to the Rock and Shock 2012 roster.
Langenkamp joins fellow horror standouts Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes) and Sid Haig (House of 1,000 Corpses) as the newest genre icon added to the list. Also joining the group since the original announcement are former Kiss drummer Peter Criss, David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London) and Brian O'Halloran (Brutal Massacre: A Comedy, Clerks) as the newest names added to the ever growing list of celebs who will be awaiting fans at the popular Worcester, Massachusetts, event on October 12-14 at the Dcu Center.
The rock part of Rock and Shock is also coming together as the first bands have been announced. Thus far fans can look forward to performances by Gwar, The Misfits, DevilDriver, Alesana, »
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Filmmaker Kevin Smith may be calling time on his directing career after his next outing, the two-part hockey drama Hit Somebody, but that doesn't mean we've heard the last from the various characters of the View Askewniverse, with Smith taking to Twitter to tease the return of Dante Hicks and Randall Graves for new episodes of the short-lived Clerks: The Animated Series...
Via @Just_Reboot "Clerks cartoon was brilliant, I rewatch it bi-monthly" @Miramax 2.0 and I are hoping to give you new eps weekly next year.
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) March 22, 2012
Clerks: The Animated Series is of course the cartoon spin-off to Smith's 1994 feature debut, which was developed by Smith, his producing partner Scott Mosier and former Seinfeld and Saturday Night Live writer David Mandel. The show saw Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson reunite to voice their respective characters and also saw the return of Jason Mewes and Smith as Jay and Silent Bob, »
11 items from 2012
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