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« on: November 09, 2004, 08:21:56 AM »

ok. so iwas going to put this in 'Small Issues', but to me, it's not really a small issue at all. it's BIG NEWS BABY!!! so... here it is...


[span style=\'color:orange\']"The Passion of the Clerks"[/span]

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Filmmaker Kevin Smith is set to direct his own screenplay of "The Passion of the Clerks," a sequel to his first film, 1994's "Clerks."

  The sequel was written for the stars of the original film, Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson. Smith also will make an appearance with longtime sidekick Jason Mewes. The story follows the Quik Stop convenience store employees of the original "Clerks" 10 years later. Principal photography is set to begin in January. Miramax Films will distribute.

"After working on the 'Clerks' 10th-anniversary DVD for the better part of the last year, I fell in love with the characters all over again," Smith said. "The whole process reminded me why I got into the film business in the first place: to make talky, low-budget comedies. So I wrote this script about the older and not-so wiser Dante and Randal, as they try to deal with a decade of further disillusionment, even less sex and eroding pop culture."

A three-disc 10th-anniversary DVD release of the film, titled "Clerks X," is due Sept. 7 from Miramax Collectors Series. It will include the original theatrical version of the film, an extended Sundance Film Festival (news - web sites) cut and a new documentary.

LOS ANGELES - Kevin Smith is making another convenience store run.

  The writer-director of "Dogma," "Chasing Amy" and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" told the Associated Press on Friday that he has begun work on a sequel to "Clerks," his homemade indie classic from 1994.

That $27,000 movie, shot at night in a store where Smith worked, chronicled the adventures of Dante and Randal, two guys who talk about life, death, sex and movies while working at neighboring stores.

The sequel picks up 10 years later.

"It's about what happens when that lazy, 20-something malaise lasts into your 30s. Those dudes are kind of still mired, not in that same exact situation, but in a place where it's time to actually grow up and do something more than just sit around and dissect pop culture and talk about sex," Smith said during an interview at his Hollywood office. "It's: What happened to these dudes?"

A new 10th anniversary DVD of "Clerks" debuts Sept. 7, and Smith said working on that three-disc set inspired him to write about what became of those characters.

The sequel ‹ titled "The Passion of the Clerks" ‹ is set to begin shooting in January. Miramax Films, which turned the original into a cult-hit after buying it at the Sundance Film Festival (news - web sites), plans to distribute the follow-up.

"It's funny, it's very raw, insanely foul-mouthed. In many ways it's the antithesis of 'Jersey Girl,'" Smith said, referring to his recent PG-13 comedy with Ben Affleck (news) as the widowed father of a little girl.

Smith is also writing the screenplay for a movie version of "The Green Hornet," but no longer thinks he will direct it. The "Clerks" movie has moved to the top of his to-do list.

He said he called Jeff Anderson, who played the combative video-store worker Randal, and Brian O'Halloran, who was the besieged-by-strangeness convenience store employee Dante, to run the idea by them first.

"Jeff was actually very protective of 'Clerks,'" Smith said. "Jeff was like, 'Are you sure you want to do this? That movie means a lot to people and do you want to go back?' I thought about it honestly, and it would seem chicken to not give it a shot just because I'm afraid of (messing) with the first film."

So far, he said he has gotten only positive responses from the people who have read the script, so he decided to move forward with it. Both O'Halloran and Anderson are signed on, and Jason Mewes, will return as stoner Jay, the "hetero life-mate" of Smith's stoic Silent Bob.
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2004, 08:29:01 AM »

***runs around screaming like the maniac he is!!***

You were SO right. This is BIG news.... me so happy...
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2004, 09:38:10 AM »

WOO HOO!!! This is Awesome!! Not only that but there is a Clerks aniversary addition coming out!! Even more..erm awesomer!! (yep i made the word up, i have no regrets!)

Seriously this is great news...if its even as half as good as Clerks it will be well worth it!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2004, 10:11:38 AM »

am i the only one who has never seen the movie?
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2004, 10:43:29 AM »

**cough**
cult intellectual classic
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2004, 11:32:02 AM »

I have not seen it either, I have wanted to but never got around to it. I can't remember it being shown on TV. According to that press release the DVD is already out as it says September Release date.
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2004, 12:38:19 PM »

Yeah. I've had this info for a few weeks now. It just didn't occur to me to post it. The new 'Clerks X' 10th anniversary edition has some unreal extras. A mate got his copy last week. Very good i say, i do, say i!
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2004, 08:11:23 AM »

I myself have never heard of it...
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2004, 07:32:43 PM »

OH MY GOD this is great.  I got Clerks X when it first came out.  The extras and such were great.  I can't wait for the sequel.  Hopefully the new one will reamin closer to the original Clerks, and stay away from the campy jokes that were found in Mallrats and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. (Not that those werent funny, but Clerks was a different kind of funny)
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2004, 02:24:02 AM »

This is very great news! I honestly can't wait! I've loved just about all of Kevin Smith's movies, but Clerks have always been a top favorite and I'll shamefully admit, I even watched the animated series, Clerks.
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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2004, 04:49:18 AM »

there's no shame in enjoying the animated clerks.
i spent countless hours watching them, again and again and again...
good times. :lol:
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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2004, 09:59:56 AM »

Hmmm i musnt be the Clerks fan i thought i was as ihave never heard of this animated version..............
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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2004, 12:48:30 PM »

there were only 6 episodes made.. i think only 3 episodes ever made it to air. it aired on americas abc network.

anyway, you can buy it as a dvd called "clerks uncensored". it has all 6 episodes plus bonus commentaries, sketches and other bonus type stuff.

enjoy.


oh. apparently kevin also plans to do a full length animated clerks movie.
the plot revolves around dante and randall trying to shoot a movie in the qwik-stop.
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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2004, 06:24:42 PM »

i really don't think clerks was that funny. to be honest, it kindof annoyed me. must admit it's been a while since i saw it. but i must say i like the rest of the jay and silence bob featured movies
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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2005, 04:59:14 PM »

Is this film still coming out? its a year since the last update in this topic.
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« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2005, 05:11:17 PM »

It keeps getting put back. Kevin Smith hasn't even finished writing it yet. It'll probably come out next summer. I'm looking forward to it a lot. :)
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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2005, 02:38:35 AM »

You ask.. I deliver :D

It's been so very long since I've had anything to add to the original post, but now...

Train Wreck!

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It keeps getting put back. Kevin Smith hasn't even finished writing it yet. It'll probably come out next summer. I'm looking forward to it a lot. :)
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Where'd you get that info? Are you just making stuff up again? The movie is in it's third week of filming as I type this (as the link above shows). Somehow I think it has been written. :P
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« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2005, 10:13:55 AM »

Its good news they have started filming already, I expect a summer 06 release date is still the aim though.
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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2005, 10:18:06 AM »

Summer US? Yeah, I'd imagine so. I'm tipping around July next year. I can't imagine it being Australia's summer (December).
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« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2005, 12:17:07 AM »

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Where'd you get that info? Are you just making stuff up again? The movie is in it's third week of filming as I type this (as the link above shows). Somehow I think it has been written. :P
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I read it a while back, and he said he was still taking time to finish it off. I was in no way 'making it up'. And what do you mean by again?
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