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Kevin Smith Considering Making Clerks III a Book

In December, Kevin Smith said his last movie would be Clerks III. This weekend, however, he revealed on "What's Trending" that he's now instead leaning toward writing Clerks III as a book that will be released in installments. According to Smith, this method would allow him to explore the characters much more deeply. And by doing it one chapter at a time, he can incorporate the fan's feedback. Smith understands the criticism that might come from that: “I know people would go, ‘Why would you want to? You’re an artist.'” However, he argued: “Now I’m a new-media artist and the new-media artist involves the audience and that’s something I’ve been doing for nearly 20 years at this point anyway.” From there, he might make a feature or a web series, but the book would be first. Smith acknowledges that this is not a done deal yet and he still needs to talk with his Clerks collaborators about it. If this were one of his movies, this would be a good time for Silent Bob to pipe up and give a long, convincing speech about how it should just be a movie.

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