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Director Kevin Smith says Mallrats sequel is back on

2018 almost saw the untimely demise of comedic director Kevin Smith. The Jersey native suffered a massive heart attack that nearly cost him his life. However, much like Bluntman rising from the ashes and smoke of a weed pit, Smith returned to have a life altering 2019. Smith dropped a ton of weight, turned Vegan, got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, had CLERKS accepted into the Library of Congress, and returned to the View Askew universe with JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT. It's astonishing the difference a year can make.

Not one to sit back comfortably on his bong, Kevin Smith is already kicking off the New Year in a big way. He's about to take JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT on the second half of his road show and his script for CLERKS III is well underway. While not as popular or well regarded as his freshman debut, Smith's sophomore effort MALLRATS is considered to be a cult classic. The 1995 film starring Jason Lee, Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, and a young Ben Affleck follows slacker Brodie (Lee) as he traverses the local mall looking for Coke with no ice and trying to avoid security cop LaFours. Well if you've always desired more Brodie adventures you are in luck. According to Smith's latest Instagram post, a sequel to MALLRATS is back on:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2019 was seriously one of the best years of my life! So many of my dreams came true this year, as well as a few big things too dazzling to even dare dream about! From the return of @jayandsilentbob, to having my career literally cemented at the legendary @chinesetheatres, to Clerks being accepted into the @librarycongress - 2019 kept giving and giving! Sooooo glad I didn’t drop dead back in 2018, because I would’ve missed all the stuff I listed with my pic. Thank you to everyone who supported the #jayandsilentbob #rebootroadshow Tour: we’ve made over 3 million bucks from our 2 @fathomevents screenings and the 37 cities we’ve visited so far (Tour resumes January 10th in Oakland for another 25 cities through Feb 26). Many thanks for powering my dopey dream of reopening the Askewniverse and making me and @jaymewes feel so welcomed in all your towns and cities! It’s gonna be hard for 2020 to measure up to 2019 - but I’m off to a fun start by writing stuff for Brodie Bruce & Co. to say in the new script I’m calling TWILIGHT OF THE MALLRATS! The CLERKS III script is also underway, so we’ll see which flick will be my first film of the roaring 20’s! But tonight, I end the year like I always do - standing on the stage at the @hollywoodimprov with @ralphgarman, making BABBLE until the Ball drops (a few tix left at the link in my bio)! It was a decade that began badly with COP OUT and the TOO FAT TO FLY incident. The decade of the Red State Tour, @tuskthemovie and @yogahosers! It was the decade in which I almost died of a massive heart attack, and the decade where I went Vegan and got down to my high school weight! Who knows what the next decade holds in store for us - but I’m ready to turn the page and find out! Happy New Year, my friends! (Jedi Kev piece by @giovanni_hollywood2008.) #KevinSmith #newyearseve #2019

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I have to admit TWILIGHT OF THE MALLRATS has a nice ring to it. I'm curious to see if the film will have any sparkly vampire references.

This is not the first time Kevin Smith has tried to get a MALLRATS sequel off the ground but the third. The first came in March 2015 when Smith announced that the then titled MALLBRATS was in the works. A year later the film evolved into a ten episode television series. However, after Smith was unable to sell the show to any network the project was shelved indefinitely...until now.

It's important to note that TWILIGHT OF THE MALLRATS is in its infancy at this point. Smith has just begun on the script, none of the original actors are currently attached, and the film doesn't even have financing yet. The same can be said for CLERKS III. While I'm hopeful that both projects will come to fruition, I have my doubts. It's a wonder that JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT even got made and the fact that Smith had to take the film on the road implies there's just not as big of a draw for Kevin Smith films as there used to be.

If you're interested in checking out the JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT roadshow, the second half kicks off January 10 in Oakland and will be in twenty-five cities through February 26 culminating in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

 

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