Kevin Smith Promises Clerks III As A Movie, Hit Somebody As A Six-Part TV Show

It’s hard to keep count but the last I remember, Clerks III was going to be a live stage show and Hit Somebody was going to be two movies, the second being Kevin Smith‘s cinematic swan song.

But Smith has just shuffled the deck again, seemingly live on Twitter.

Having first revealed his plans to take Hit Somebody, his hockey epic based on the Warren Zevon song, to TV during a podcast this week, Smith fleshed out some details via a Tweet:

Six one hour episodes. If any one of them is as good as Red State it will rank amongst the best of Smith’s work.

Which brings me to Clerks III and how disappointing I find the prospect.

Firs of all, here are Smith’s announcement Tweets:

Is he pulling our legs? I don’t think so. I’m not sure about this retirement plan – as I’ve said before, he’s just made the best film of his career, now is not the time to jack it in – but I do think he’s sincere about Clerks III. At least, I see no reason to assume he isn’t.

But while it would be totally possible for Smith to turn Clerks III into something superb, I’m not sure he will. Clerks II was a big step back for him, and I fear this would be the same. A fall into juvenilia and easy ploys, bogged down with lowest common denominator business. It’s almost like he’s too close to stand back and really be as hard on his Clerks films as he needs to be.

I don’t know. It’s just a fear. I’d love Clerks III blow my mind instead of just, you know, a donkey.

prog-2000-reprint-cover

2000AD Goes To 2nd Print for The First Time With Prog 2000 (ACTUAL ART UPDATE)

How Marvel Will Claw Back That Marketshare Come December

Dark Knight Rises

Microsoft AI Strikes Again: Anne Hathaway As A Woman In A Black Suit Case, And Other Classification Misadventures

cagetv

Quentin Tarantino Thought About Making A Luke Cage Movie After Reservoir Dogs

deathstroke

Deathstroke Teased For Juctice League By Zack Snyder

Could Comic Creators Also Take Home “Garbage Bags Full Of $20s”?

halloween

Get John Carpenter’s Tales Of Halloween Night Vol 2 Early At NYCC 2016

Neal Adams Opens His Own Art Gallery In Manhattan

boom2

Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins And The Deep In BOOM! Studios Latest NYCC 2016 Announcements

josie1nyccvar-cameronstewart

Archie Comics Invades NYCC With The Ramones And Josie & The Pussycats