Ever since Red State, Kevin Smith has said he’s only going to direct one more movie – the hockey film Hit Somebody. However it seems all that’s changed as Hit Somebody is now going to TV, and so Smith is now planning something else as his big screen swan song.
Hit Somebody had at one point become two films, but Smith said a few months that doing a two-parter was going to be difficult to pull off and so he was trying to get the massive screenplay down to a sensible length for a single film. That proved far more difficult than expected and so now he’s tweeted, ‘HIT SOMEBODY now a mini-series? Get the scoop on GET OLD: smodcast.com/episodes/i-mel…‘
He then added, ‘Since HIT SOMEBODY is now gonna be a mini-series, yes – that leaves room for a new final flick before I retire from directing feature films.’
But what will that movie be? Well, fans of the director had better prepare to be excited, as Kevin has said, ‘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’
No story details have been given for Clerks III, but it seems logical as Smith debuted as a director with 1994’s Clerks, which showed Dante (Brian O’Halloran) and Randall (Jeff Anderson) in their 20s. 2006’s Clerks II caught up with the characters in their 30s. Now Smith wants to round out his big screen directing careers looking at the men in their 40s.