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Kevin Smith Talks About His Plans for 'Clerks III'

Updated: Jul 19, 2021

It was announced today that Lionsgate has acquired worldwide rights to Kevin Smith’s Clerks III, which is in pre-production in New Jersey and will begin production next month.


We sat down with Smith and talked about his plans for the plot of Clerks III and how it is an "art imitating life" type of story.

"In Clerks III, we open with Randal having a massive heart attack. I told Jeff Anderson that and he was like, where'd you get that idea?"

After recovery, Randal decides, he has wasted so much of his life doing nothing. Wasting time at a convenience store talking about movies with Dante. He decides to take control of his life and make his own movie about working at the Quick Stop and RST Video (respectively).

So Clerks III is (for all intents and purposes) Dante and Randal making the movie Clerks.

It's essentially the story of Kevin Smith, told through the lens of the beloved Clerks characters, Dante and Randel.

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