[Movies] Kevin Smith Announces Start Date For Clerks III, New Horror Film Idea
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.31.2013
If you thought Dogma was sacrilegious...
Kevin Smith has written a new post on Facebook in which he revealed that he will no longer be retiring after making Clerks III. He revealed that Tusk will finish next month and Clerks III will begin shooting in May. After that, he'll be working on a new horror-ish idea called Helena Handbag, which started in the same way that Tusk did.
He said: "[F]rom now until I drop dead, I'm only ever gonna make a flick that only I would/could ever make. 'Jersey Girl,' 'Zack & Miri,' 'Cop Out' - while I love them all, these are movies anybody could make. Like 'em or hate 'em, nobody else but me could've (or would've) ever made 'Clerks'. Or 'Chasing Amy'. Or 'Dogma'. Or 'Red State'. Or 'Clerks II'. Or 'Mallrats'. Or 'Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back'. I let my view askew get standardized for awhile there - so much so that I was happy to walk away from it all for three years and do other s--t. But after conceiving and shooting 'Tusk' in less than 6 months (with the help of a s--t ton of amazing professionals and a budget smaller than that of 'Red State'), I realized that film isn't in my blood... MY films are in my blood. And some of 'em are still in there, so I better get 'em out!
The idea is to, once again, take an episode of SModcast and turn it into a movie. [T]his time the plot of the movie concerns mankind teaming up with Hell to save existence from extinction at the hands of a Rapturing giant Jesus - which means the budget has to be LOW, because NOBODY'S gonna wanna make that movie. At all. And I know this going in, so I won't be heartbroken if it never goes beyond the script. But... if the script is funny enough? Who knows?"