Kevin Smith to Write Another ‘Clerks 3’ Screenplay, This Time With Jeff Anderson on Board

“This won’t be the old script we almost made a few years back: this is a completely new screenplay that I just started writing last night,” director says

Kevin Smith is intent on making “Clerks 3,” and on Tuesday, he announced in an Instagram post that “I assure you, we’re open,” revealing that he’s writing a new screenplay for the film and will reunite with the film’s original stars, Brian O’Halloran and Jeff Anderson.

Smith had previously tried to make “Clerks 3” a few years ago, but couldn’t get the project together, which was compounded by Anderson’s unwillingness to return. However, in the Instagram post, Smith said that he patched things up with Anderson and that he’s just begun writing a new take on the story.

“It’ll be a movie that concludes a saga. It’ll be a movie about how you’re never too old to completely change your life. It’ll be a movie about how a decades-spanning friendship finally confronts the future. It’ll be a movie that brings us back to the beginning – a return to the cradle of civilization in the great state of #newjersey,” Smith wrote. “This won’t be the old script we almost made a few years back: this is a completely new screenplay that I just started writing last night! And so far, it’s like a dream come true!”

Smith also said that “Clerks 3” will also feature Jason Mewes and himself reprising their supporting roles as Jay and Silent Bob. After struggling to bring “Clerks 3” to fruition, Smith instead pivoted to “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot,” which plays in theaters on Oct. 15 and Oct. 17.

The original “Clerks” was Smith’s debut film and became an indie, cult classic comedy. The film told the story of two slacker, know-it-all convenience store clerks who observe and comment on the actions of their stores’ many patrons across the course of a day. Smith followed it up with both “Clerks 2” in 2006.

Check out Smith’s announcement on Instagram below.

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3 CLERKS! Thanks to the good folks at @leeloomultiprops, I got to see Randal! #JeffAnderson, @jaymewes, and I spent Saturday signing stuff and catching up, seeing so much movie merch that’s been made over the last 25 years (hit the Leloo site for sweet signed skateboards)! But even better than that? We talked about making a movie together. It’ll be a movie that concludes a saga. It’ll be a movie about how you’re never too old to completely change your life. It’ll be a movie about how a decades-spanning friendship finally confronts the future. It’ll be a movie that brings us back to the beginning – a return to the cradle of civilization in the great state of #newjersey. It’ll be a movie that stars Jeff and @briancohalloran, with me and Jay in supporting roles. And it’ll be a movie called CLERKS III! To be great is to go on. To go on is to go far. To go far is to return. And we’re all gonna return to the scene of the crime! This won’t be the old script we almost made a few years back: this is a completely new screenplay that I just started writing last night! And so far, it’s like a dream come true! After mending fences with @benaffleck earlier this year, I was hoping for a chance to do the same with Jeff – so huge thanks to Leeloo Multiprops for getting us all in the same room. But the biggest thanks ever go to Jeff, for being receptive to the idea at all. This means I’m gonna get to play with my two favorite inaction figures again: Dante & Randal! Two weeks from the debut of @jayandsilentbob Reboot (on @fathomevents screens 10/15 & 10/17, link in my bio), I’m ecstatic to announce our imminent return to Quick Stop! So I assure you: we’re open! #KevinSmith #clerks3 #jaymewes #jayandsilentbob #danteandrandal #quickstop #leeloomultiprops #indiefilm #clerks

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