The filmmaker hit Twitter today and revealed that "HIT SOMEBODY is now gonna be a mini-series" with "6 hour-long episodes." Frankly, television seems like the perfect place for his story that spans a few decades and boasts a period setting, and we'd wager it's probably easier to get backing from an adventurous cable than a studio, where tentpoles still reign. So with that project now off the table as his final feature film, what will be Smith's last cinematic statement? Perhaps "Clerks 3"?
"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" he tweeted. He's been teasing this film for years, and never really seemed to be seriously working on it.
"I’ve always opened said musings with the disclaimer 'If I ever wanna make a flick about being in my 40′s, I’ll think of Dante & Randal first.' There are no concrete plans for a CLERKS III," he said in January 2011, and unless the open book filmmaker has somehow managed to keep this entirely under wraps, we'd wager it's still just an idea percolating around in his brain.
So there's your latest on what's coming from the View Askew universe. Do you want to see a "Clerks 3"? Tell us below.