That's right, people. If you haven't already heard the supremely awesome news, Clerks is coming back for its third (and last) installment, and will start filming in June 2015.
Director Kevin Smith broke this last bit of news during a recent Ask Me Anything session on Reddit saying:
"Clerks III looking like June!"
Win. So much win.
His latest film, Tusk (which will also be a trilogy), was released in late September, and while it hasn't broken the box office, it has done well enough to finance Smith's passion for the distinctly non-passionate Clerks.
Clerks, the indie cult classic that defined a generation of '90's slackers, debuted in 1995, when Kevin Smith decided to max out a bunch of falsely obtained credit cards and make a film about a day in the life at his real job as a clerk in a convenience store. The story focuses on Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran), an unmotivated store clerk hauled in to work on his day off, and his friend Randall (Jeff Anderson) who works in the video store next door and spends his days being actively unhelpful to all the customers. The film mostly revolves around the two of them criticizing the customers and life in general, while talking also about movies and Dante's feeble attempts to patch up his love life. It all takes place within the confines of the Quick Stop, or in front of the store where the unique duo, Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith, himself) sell weed.
Clerks II, which came out in 2006, continued on in the same glorious tradition, and we've got high hopes for the the next installment; especially after Smith reported that he finished the script for Clerks III in May, stating on facebook:
‘I have come to a conclusion… CLERKS III will be the best film I’ll ever make.’
He also recently tweeted that Clerks III will be his last film as director:
‘So with the ‘HIT SOMEBODY’ shift, the minute Jeff Anderson signs on, my last cinematic effort as a writer/director will be ‘CLERKS III.”
To end, here are just a couple of the classic quotes from Clerks, just to remind you of the awesomeness that was, is, and will be again:
"I mean aside from the cheating, we were a great couple. I mean that’s what high school was about, algebra, bad lunch, and infidelity." - Dante
"This job would be great if it wasn’t for the f*cking customers." - Randal