For those of you Kevin Smith fans looking forward to Clerks III the director offered some new details in a recent episode of his "Smodcast" podcast. In the update he reveals that his podcast guest, Jeff Anderson, will return to play Randal in the film; the first ten minutes of the film will be shot in black and white; and he confirmed that Jay and Silent Bob will be back. Of course, it wouldn't really be a Clerks film without Jay and Silent Bob. This is what Anderson said about the script,
"I like the script. It’s being introduced to these characters that are friends. Friends of mine. Friends of ours. Whether or not I was going to do the movie, I wanted to read the script. Just for closure for myself! Fuck the fans, I just wanna know! Yeah, it’s a very different movie and that’s what I like about it. Clerks II was a very different movie from 1, but it wasn’t THAT different.Clerks III . . . still not THAT different, but different in a different way. Different, different, different, different. Clerks to me was a gritty movie. Clerks II became this brighter movie. Clerks III to me feels somewhere between 1 and 2. It feels a little gritty and we go back to the beginning stages, but we do see the progression."
Smith then chimed in to talk about his vision of the movie and compared it The Empire Strikes Back.
"The first ten minutes are in black and white. We do enough black and white that kinda makes sense. But I like where [the story] f*cking goes so much. It's my favorite soap opera now. It's kinda like The Empire Strikes Back of the Clerks movies. It doesn't tell the middle story, but it has that kinda feeling."
And in case you are wondering how much Jay and Silent Bob will be in the film, he said, “They’re in the movie as much as they were in Clerks and Clerks II.”
Smith looking to start shooting the film in June, after he finishes Yoga Hosers, and the production on his holiday horror anthology Comes the Krampus is complete. It will be fun to revisit these characters again.
Via: Movie Pilot