First Look: Kevin Smith Starts Writing the 'Clerks III' Screenplay
It's happening. It's really, really happening. Though we've known for a few months that filmmaker-turned-media-empire Kevin Smith would be wrapping up his filmmaking career making Clerks III, it all has to actually come together before we sit down in a theater to see it. The first step, of course, is writing the script. On the 20th anniversary of the day filming started on Clerks, Smith wrote that "with no plan or provocation, I jumped out of bed at 4:20 this morning and started writing Clerks III." He posted this screenshot (found via SlashFilm) to his Facebook and Instagram accounts, showing that work truly is underway on the sequel.
His post states: "THE BEGINNING OF THE END. 20 years ago today, we started shooting Clerks. 20 years later, with no plan or provocation, I jumped out of bed at 4:20 this morning and started writing Clerks III. It's been like hanging out with old friends. And after 2 hours of tapping the keys and giggling, I have come to a conclusion… Clerks III will be the best film I'll ever make." That's quite a bold claim after one day of writing, but it may just turn out that way in the end. For anyone curious, he's using the program Final Draft, which is the industry standard. I know this isn't really a "first look", but it's the first step to making a movie.