Kevin Smith Says 'Clerks III' May Be a ... Book?

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Kevin Smith has kind of been all over the place in recent months when it comes to the highly anticipated "Clerks III." First he was going to do it as a limited run Broadway play. But then he thought, you know what, let's make "Clerks III" my final movie ever!

And now? Well, now Smith has decided he's just going to write "Clerks III" as an book instead. Online. With reader interaction helping shape the story.

Whatever you say, man. Whatever you say.

"I want to do 'Clerks III' as a book first," Smith revealed in an online NewTek interview. "I want to do it in episodic chapters. So that as I release it, people can read the whole thing and see what it would look like."

"I get to go inside the characters' heads, tell Year One origin stories where the first chapter is Dante and Randall meeting in kindergarten, all the stuff I can’t do in a movie," Smith said. "That’s what I want to do, because I’m a stoner. I want to investigate the inner life of every character, and I can’t do that in 90 minutes with a film."

Of course, that's not to say that "Clerks III" won't also be a movie as well. "The money will always be there if I do it as a feature," Smith said, "but if I want to get real creative, I’d break it down and do it online."

Sounds good, Kevin, but we're holding out for the April announcement that you're going to do "Clerks III" as an MMO. See you then.