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Kevin Smith Plans Clerks III As Swansong
Hit Somebody's moving to TV

09 December 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Kevin Smith

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Clerks 2

For a long time now, Kevin Smith has been saying that hockey movie Hit Somebody will be his final film, as he shifts his focus to his ever-expanding Smodcast empire and his TV ambitions. But things have changed recently, and now it appears Hit Somebody will instead be a TV miniseries and Smith will make Clerks III his cine-swansong.

"Since Hit Somebody is now gonna be a mini-series," Smith wrote on Twitter, "that leaves room for a new final flick before I retire from directing feature films." And it seems somehow fitting that the last hurrah for Big screen Smith will be where it all began. Or, as Kevin puts it, “I'm goin' out like I came in: devoid of talent AND color! ‪#FullCircle son!”

It’s just the latest evolution for Hit Somebody, which Smith has been planning for years now. Originally it was to be two movies, which, due to financing, then shifted to be one. Given the size of the story, TV feels like a good fit, provided it shows up on a channel that will let the writer/director go in full sweary flow. Smith has confirmed that the series has a home, but he's waiting for the network to make the announcement.

And– assuming he can get the whole cast back on board – Clerks III won’t be the latest Smith film, oh no. He’s also bringing out a Jay And Silent Bob cartoon movie. Check out the poster below.

To hear the latest on Hit Somebody, check out a recent edition of Smith’s Jay & Silent Bob Get Old podcast.


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RE: Kevin Smith Plans Clerks III As Swansong
yeh! Clerks 2 with cameos from the guys from Comicbookmen!!! (that's the TV series showing the guys who work at Kevins New Jersey Comic book store in case you aint seen it! ;) ) More

Posted by Dannybohy at 13:29 on 28 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Kevin Smith Plans Clerks III As Swansong
Would be nice if we got a region 2 version of the anniversery edition of Mallrats!!! More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 12:23 on 28 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Kevin Smith Plans Clerks III As Swansong
im a big kevin smith fan (bar red state!!) from dogma to chasing amy. Clerks is such a fantastic movie so gritty & funny. Clerks 2 is great but not a touch on the original. Im just not convinced on doing Clerks 3... The second movie ended exacly were it should do. So why ruin it all!! im just not convinced. Mallrats 2...now thats the way forward!! More

Posted by SegaMegaSlide at 15:41 on 26 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Kevin Smith Plans Clerks III As Swansong
Wish he had a crack at a decent Superhero franchise! More

Posted by Dannybohy at 09:19 on 10 December 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Last, Last cigarette?
L: makeminemedia didn't kevin smith have a last film already? Wasn't that Red State? I think it's really sad in a way, it's barely she made his explosive debut and I just have to wonder what happened. I think Kevin Smith is shrewd enough to admit that he's good at making Kevin Smith movies...so was it his audience that grew up or what? Will his next film be his last film if Clerks 3 puts him back on the map? I've always thought he's a better writer for someone else to direct. urely you More

Posted by FoximusPrime at 07:57 on 10 December 2012 | Report This Post

Last, Last cigarette?
didn't kevin smith have a last film already? Wasn't that Red State? I think it's really sad in a way, it's barely 10 years since he made his explosive debut and I just have to wonder what happened. I think Kevin Smith is shrewd enough to admit that he's good at making Kevin Smith movies...so was it his audience that grew up or what? Will his next film be his last film if Clerks 3 puts him back on the map? I've always thought he's a better writer for someone else to direct. More

Posted by makeminemedia at 23:27 on 09 December 2012 | Report This Post

Who cares
i couldn't possibly care less about this. Smith's movies of late have all been awful. He has disappeared up his own hole More

Posted by Heman at 22:35 on 09 December 2012 | Report This Post

nice
good news, clerks 3 will proberly be fun! More

Posted by Paulieman at 22:05 on 09 December 2012 | Report This Post

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