With Rosario Dawson (Becky), Jay Mewes (Jay) and himself as Silent Bob.
As expected, Kevin Smith barely waited the launch of Masters of the Universe, on Netflix, to get started in the making of his new film, Clerks 3. A project that is particularly close to the heart of the director, who took advantage of his 51st birthday to remind on Twitter that he owed his entire career to the first part, released in 1994 in the cinema.
“From a grateful living: today is the last day of my 50th birthday, writes the actor, screenwriter and director. I’ll be celebrating my 51st birthday tomorrow, by starting filming on Clerks III – the sequel to a movie I’ve dreamed of making for 30 years, since I saw Richard Linklater’s masterpiece, Slacker, for the last 30 years. first time on the night of my 21st birthday. “
Grateful Undead: Today is my last day of being a 50 year old. I turn 51 tomorrow as we start shooting CLERKS III – a sequel to a movie I dreamed about making 30 years ago, when I saw Richard Linklater’s masterpiece SLACKER for the first time on the night on my 21st birthday. ❤️🎥 pic.twitter.com/Cb81ohmksN
– KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) August 1, 2021
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A touching message, which confirms to what extent the director of Dogma and of Tusk was inspired by his own life to build this trilogy. This sequel is thus directly taken from his recent bad experience: in early 2018, he almost died of a heart attack. His recovery was possible, but his recovery took several months, during which time he lost a lot of weight. In Clerks III, it’s Randall (Jeff Anderson) who is the victim of a similar health problem, and who decides to find his old friends Dante (Brian O’Halloran), Elias (Trevor Fehrman), Jay (Jay Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith), to shoot a film immortalizing their life in the store where they all started. Rosario Dawson, who played Becky in the original film, is expected to return as well. Produced by Lionsgate, Clerks III should be released in 2022 in theaters.
Note that in the process, Kevin Smith shared another info, still on video : the documentary titled CLERK, which will retrace his career and was directed by Malcolm Ingram, will be on view from November 23.
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