‘Clerks III’ To Be Kevin Smith’s Final Directorial Effort; ‘Hit Somebody’ Will Be A Miniseries
Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 3:30 pm
Kevin Smith‘s long-awaited hockey comedy Hit Somebody is going through some drastic changes, which could work out for some Clerks fans. Last year, Smith announced that Hit Somebody would his final film and that it would be a two-parter. The first half would follow a character learning how to play hockey in Canada, while the latter half would center on his career as a professional hockey player. Now that has all changed.
After making some alterations to Hit Somebody, which resulted in it being one single entity, Smith realized that it wouldn’t be the film he wanted it to be. That’s where Jason Mewes inspired him to turn Hit Somebody into a miniseries. And Smith did just that. The filmmaker made the announcement on his official twitter account where he said that a network had picked up the miniseries. Shortly after he also announced that because of the Hit Somebody shift, Clerks III would be his final directorial effort.
That’s right, Clerks III is coming, but only if Jeff Anderson (who plays Randal in both films) signs on the dotted line. Here’s the official tweet.
So with the HIT SOMEBODY shift, the minute Jeff Anderson signs on, my last cinematic effort as a writer/director will be CLERKS III.#TaDa
So what could we see in Clerks III? Well if you take a look at it, each film focused on the characters’ perspective on what they had to say about their respective age. So if Clerks was focused about these characters in their twenties, and Clerks II centers on those same characters in their thirties, then it only makes sense if Clerks III was about the two in their forties. I’m sure Smith has plenty to say about what it’s like to be someone in their forties.
It should be interesting to see what Smith has to say about today’s pop culture. A lot has certainly changed since Clerks II came out, and I’m sure Smith will hold nothing back when making Clerks III.