Smith’s “Clerks III” Scores Its Financing

Filmmaker Kevin Smith currently has the horror tale “Tusk” in cinemas and is working on its thematic follow-up “Yoga Hosers”. However, one film he is determined to get around to is a third (and final) feature in his “Clerks” series.

In his latest Hollywood Babble-On podcast, Smith confirmed the film has secured financing, and it was all thanks to “Tusk”. Here’s the key quote (via Slashfilm):

“‘Tusk’ was the absolute bridge to ‘Clerks III’. Because of ‘Tusk,’ I got my financing for ‘Clerks III’. A year and change ago I was desperately trying to get ‘Clerks III’ made for the 20th anniversary.

I must have reeked of [desperation], because I couldn’t f-ing find money and s–t. But it was ‘Tusk,’ with people going ‘Holy f-k, what else do you have?’ I was like, ‘Clerks III!’ and they’re like. ‘Done!’ Everybody that’s like, ‘He failed, he failed!’ I’m like, ‘Thank you, I failed into Clerks III!'”

It’s expected Jeff Anderson and Brian O’Halloran will return as Randal Graves and Dante Hicks for the film.