The movie Kevin Smith had planned to be his last actually isn’t going to be made into a movie after all. After saying he would go out with his hockey film Hit Somebody, Smith has revealed that the project is actually going to be a six-part miniseries on an undisclosed network, which means he gets to choose another movie to be his last.
If your mind immediately shouted “Clerks 3!” at that news, then you would be spot on. Smith revealed earlier this month on Twitter that “the minute Jeff Anderson signs on, my last cinematic effort as a writer/director will be CLERKS III. #TaDa”
In a new interview with Good Day LA, Smith said that’s still the plan. Although it doesn’t seem like Anderson has agreed to the project yet, Smith said he’s still going full steam ahead on it.
“Instead of letting people [guess] for years, I said, ‘I will do Clerks 3 and by 2014 is the 20th anniversary we’re going to mark it somehow, God willing, with Clerks 3,'” Smith said of why he revealed the exciting news on Twitter. “We need Jeff Anderson to come back and say yes.”
When asked if he would try to make the movie on the same $27,000 budget the first Clerks was made on in 1994, it seemed like an idea Smith was game for.
“I would try that. If Ryan and Jeff and Jason and Scott Mosier and myself could all … do it for next to nothing, we’ll own it and then hopefully sell it, and that’s where we’ll make our money on the backend, I would happily do it for $27k, $28k,” he said.