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Kevin Smith Confirms 'Mallrats 2' is in the Works

Following Thursday's tease, Kevin Smith has confirmed he's developing a sequel to his 1995 romantic comedy "Mallrats."

"Yeah, that's what we're working on," the filmmaker told KFMA's "Rock 102 Mornings with Shmonty & Carolina." "It's half a script right now, and we're pulling our loot together. We've got up until the beginning of 2016. By the time we get to May 2016, we’re going to be shooting."

"Lately I’ve been doing this thing where I’m like, 'Do you want to do what’s good for your career, or do you just want to have fun?' " Smith continued. "Nobody’s clamoring for a 'Mallrats' sequel, but I would love to make one. It’s been like 20 years."

Well, somebody is. Smith's follow-up to his career-launching "Clerks," "Mallrats" landed in theaters with a thud, failing to earn back its $6 million production budget. However, the comedy has attracted a cult following in the nearly 20 years since its release.

Besides, as Smith said on the radio show, "I had a cool idea and a bunch of investors that were like, 'Do it!' so here we are, man."

There's no word yet about which members of the original cast -- it included Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jeremy London and Shannen Doherty -- might reprise their roles, but Smith may know the secret to ensuring Michael Roker's return:

Via @SethWestmore "please tell me @RookerOnline is going to be in Mallrats 2" I'll try to lure him back with chocolate covered pretzels...

— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) March 15, 2015

 

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