‘Clerks III’ to Be Kevin Smith’s Last Movie; ‘Hit Somebody’ Becomes a Mini-Series

The ‘Red State’ director had initially planned on ‘Hit Somebody’ to be his last feature film before focusing solely on his SModcast Pictures company.

Jay and Silent Bob will live again! Last January, director Kevin Smith announced that his hockey movie Hit Somebody was going to be his last feature film as a director, before completely focusing his efforts on running the SModcast Pictures company. Today, the filmmaker has announced that Hit Somebody is actually being turned into a mini-series, and that Clerks III will, in fact, be his last theatrical film. Here are a series of recent tweets that the director sent out about his upcoming projects.

No story details have been given for Clerks III, but it seems like a natural progression since 1994's Clerks showed Dante (Brian O'Halloran) and Randall (Jeff Anderson) in their 20s, and 2006's Clerks II showed the characters in their 30s. One would surmise that this finale will focus on their lives as 40-year-old men.

As for Hit Somebody, the hockey movie was originally slated to be a single feature film. The project is based on the Warren Zevon song of the same name that centers on a Canadian who dreams of being a pro hockey player, despite lacking the needed skills. Then, in August 2011, the director announced he was splitting the project into a two-part movie, although he revealed in January that it was back to being just one big movie. Now the project has shifted to a six-hour mini-series, although it doesn't seem that the project is set up at a network yet. Nicholas Braun, Kyle Gallner, and Michael Angarano have been attached to star for some time now.

Click Here! to listen to the filmmaker's podcast where he first announced the Hit Somebody mini-series news.

Hit Somebody is in development and stars Nicholas Braun, Kyle Gallner, Michael Angarano. The film is directed by Kevin Smith.

Clerks III comes to theaters in 2015 and stars Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Rosario Dawson. The film is directed by Kevin Smith.

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Comments (16)

  1. MovieManiac

    @SpaceCowboy - I think he should wait a couple of more years. Let Dante and Randall age a bit more. It seem fitting having each chapter have huge gaps in between one another. Loool, I would not be shocked if that ended up happening :P

    2 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  2. SpaceCowboy

    @moviemaniac66 It's slated for 2014. That's a couple of years from now. Just in time for Clerks' 20th anniversary. Uh-oh! Now he's going to get an XX retrospective boxset :P

    2 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  3. MovieManiac

    Sweet. I love Clerks. He should wait a couple of years to do it though.

    2 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  4. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    *Dislike because Smith making no more movies? That's horrible. However, Clerks III is perfect for a final film, if he really does want to retire, so I do agree with @skywise on that part.

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  5. skywise

    Clerks 3 would be the perfect final film. The movie that started his carrer also caps it off.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  6. Zak Lee Ferguson

    but if true great- but funny thing- im a huge smith fan and never once have watched clerk 2 :L

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  7. Zak Lee Ferguson

    i think hes selling out with that statement- he's going to do a Soddenberg- i yadder yadder sh*te retire- then he will have more studio execs begging for more

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  8. ridgl

    how about we quit referring to anything Kevin Smith says as "his last movie"

    2 years agoby @ridglFlag

  9. SpaceCowboy

    Clerks III is the perfect swan song for Kevin Smith. He started with Clerks and it's only right he ends with it. Whether it (most likely) sucks or not, fans will appreciate it. And I have a strong feeling Clerks 3 will be about Dante and Randall retiring as well.

    2 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  10. Dan

    Suuuure, I believe he's retiring. Until he makes another movie. Then he'll retire. Until the next one.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  11. SherlockHolmes2009

    Well at least hes going out with what hisfans wanna see

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  12. zeus

    Well see ya!!

    2 years agoby @zeusFlag

  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    With Comic Book men and all his podcasts plus his radio show, the man can retire easily and live a happy life.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  14. TheDude1

    Thank God he is retiring. He is a complete hack!

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  15. Rodney Roover

    Snoochie Boochies

    2 years agoby @Rodney-RooverFlag

  16. Monkeyiron 2.0

    Jay And Silent Bob Need another movie again

    2 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

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