Clerks II

In case you were wondering, yes, Kevin Smith is still pretty sure Clerks III will be his best film ever. It’s not clear whether Rosario Dawson totally agrees with that sentiment, but apparently she wants in too. Also after the jump:

  • Danny Boyle dishes on the Trainspotting sequel
  • Gru is an awkward parent in Despicable Me 2 clip
  • Terry Crews goofs around in a Cloudy 2 featurette
  • Before Midnight debuts an international poster
  • New poster reminds us of Global Smurfs Day
  • Get a peek at Keenser in Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Listen to a bit of the Star Trek Into Darkness score
  • Chris Pine was “scared” to play Captain Kirk

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POTD: Kevin Smith Is Writing ‘Clerks III’

Friday morning, Kevin Smith got out of bed and started writing Clerks III. We know this because he posted the cover page on Facebook and Twitter. The Facebook post is particularaly enlightening because Smith reveals today is the 20th anniversary of the first day of shooting on Clerks. He also vows that Clerks III will be “the best film I’ve ever made.” Read more and see the cover page below. Read More »

Thanks to Twitter, Kevin Smith fans have been getting an inside look at how the filmmaker-turned-podcaster evolves ideas for his upcoming projects. He kept the whole Red State scenario a secret but since then, nothing has been secret. His proposed hockey film, Hit Somebody, was the first example. Through the Internet he asked actors to participate, then said it was going to be a two-part film, then cut it back to one, and now it’s going to be a mini-series.

Clerks 3 now looks like it’s in the same boat. Smith originally considered doing Clerks 3 as a Broadway play before saying it would be his final film a few months back. Now he’s changed his idea of what the franchise could be.

Talking to the crew at What’s Trending, Smith admitted he isn’t quite sure exactly how Dante and Randal are first going to be resurrected  The movie is still an option but he considered doing it as an online series and, more likely, will first distribute the story as an online book, released chapter by chapter. By doing it this way, Smith revealed fan opinion would most certainly begin to influence the way the story would go.

He then revealed the book (and maybe the film) would start with Dante and Randall meeting in kindergarden. Watch the video of Smith discussing this below.

UPDATE: Smith also took to Twitter to explain a bit of his thought process, it’s all below. Read More »

1994 was a major year in American independent cinema. Quentin Tarantino released his second movie: Pulp Fiction. Steve James’s documentary Hoop Dreams was hailed as an instant classic. And a tiny British film became one of the year’s top grossers: Four Weddings and a Funeral. That was also the year that Kevin Smith released a little movie called Clerks.

Made for just over $27,000, the gritty, raunchy comedy inspired by Richard Linklater’s Slacker heralded Smith’s pop culture influenced voice into the world of movies. He made a sequel twelve years later and recently announced that a third part would bookend his filmmaking career. In a new interview, Smith revealed a bit more of his plan with Clerks 3. He said he hopes to have it ready in 2014 for the 20th anniversary of his debut, and that he might try to make it for the same amount of money as the original. Watch the interview below, which also includes some Hit Somebody info. Read More »

Not surprisingly, today’s tidbits begin with Star Trek Into Darkness. After the jump:

  • Simon Pegg is laughing at your Star Trek fan theories
  • You can count out Danny Boyle for Bond 24
  • Clerks III already has a 70-page outline
  • Andy Serkis talks The Hobbit and Apes
  • A Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy sequel is coming 
  • Barbara Hershey will return for Insidious 2
  • Wolverine, X-MenApes, and Percy Jackson go 3D

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Earlier this week, Kevin Smith revealed that Hit Somebody, the hockey film he’d planned to be his final movie, was going to be turned into a TV mini-series. That left a distinct void in Smith’s feature film resume. He was now without a big passion project to close out his feature directorial career. Then, on Twitter, he built up to this:

That’s right, Kevin Smith is going to make Clerks III. Once Randall (Jeff Anderson) signs on the dotted line, that is. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Kevin Smith has one more movie in him and then he’s done with filmmaking. But that doesn’t mean his stories are going to end. At a recent Q&A in Los Angeles, Smith revealed there is one way he’d make a third Clerks: if he could do it on Broadway. Watch the video of Smith’s reveal and more after the break. Read More »

What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 31 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!

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Is Kevin Smith planning to retire from filmmaking following his announced hockey film Hit Somebody and a third and final Clerks movie? A few of the blogs are reporting on a selected comment made by Smith from an interview published in this week’s Boston Phoenix (found via NerdBastards).  Here is what Smith told interviewer Barry Thompson:

“Red State is done. Next step is the hockey movie, Hit Somebody. Then I’m done. There’s possibly a Clerks 3. If I have something to say in my late 40s about being in my late 40s, I’ll think of [Clerks’] Dante and Randal. Shy of that, I don’t have any more movies I want to make.”

We decided to contact Smith to see if the quote might have been taken out of context, and find out the real story direct from Silent Bob himself. Smith has given us permission to reprint his response on the site.

In addition to his “retirement” response, Smith gives us a couple tidbits: The lead for Hit Somebody will be announced on Monday and the surprising revelation of how Smith hopes to secure a distributor for his finished indie horror film Red State. Read the full response, after the jump.

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Kevin Smith

We told you last week that writer/director Kevin Smith has announced plans to conduct a 24 hour online Q&A on Twitter for an uninterrupted 24 hours on Labor Day to promote his latest book, “Shootin’ the Sh*t With Kevin Smith” and an upcoming 15-city tour. The tweet-a-thon is almost over, and I thought I’d bring you a collection of the most interesting movie related q&a’s.
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