Clerks 3 has been slouching towards Bethlehem for a while now, but in a recent interview, director Kevin Smith let fans know that, truly, the centre cannot hold.
From The Playlist:
“Clerks 3,” which for a while Smith was saying would be his next film with plans to shoot this past May, has hit a major roadblock. “[The Weinsteins] passed. I went in with a $6m budget and they were, like, ‘Oh no Kevin, this is too high’. Bob offered us distribution but they weren’t going to finance it,” the writer/director told Screen Daily.
The budget was “too high”? Were the Weinsteins trying to tell Smith something?
The article doesn’t mention a release date for Smith’s next movie, Tusk, but it does report that a spin-off titled, Yoga-Hosers is already in the works. Smith describes it as, “very much Ronsencrantz and Guildenstern,” since it follows “two characters in a convenience store in ‘Tusk’ that you see for five minutes”. A movie about two characters in a convenience store? Where does he come up with this stuff?