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Kevin Smith announces he's directing Clerks III with original stars... hours after rewriting script

By Cassie Carpenter For Dailymail.com

Published: 23:18 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 23:38 BST, 1 October 2019

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Independent Spirit Award winner Kevin Smith announced Tuesday that he's finally ready to make Clerks III with original stars Jason Mewes, Jeff Anderson, and Brian O'Halloran.

October 19 will mark the 25th anniversary since the 49-year-old filmmaker's beloved cult classic about four New Jersey slackers was released in theaters.

'This is a completely new screenplay that I just started writing last night! And so far, it's like a dream come true!' Kevin - who boasts 7.8M social media followers - gushed.  

'3 CLERKS!' Kevin Smith (M) announced Tuesday that he's finally ready to make Clerks III with original stars Jason Mewes (L), Jeff Anderson (R), and Brian O'Halloran (pictured Saturday)

'3 CLERKS!' Kevin Smith (M) announced Tuesday that he's finally ready to make Clerks III with original stars Jason Mewes (L), Jeff Anderson (R), and Brian O'Halloran (pictured Saturday)

'I assure you: we're open!' October 19 will mark the 25th anniversary since the 49-year-old filmmaker's beloved cult classic about four New Jersey slackers was released in theaters

'I assure you: we're open!' October 19 will mark the 25th anniversary since the 49-year-old filmmaker's beloved cult classic about four New Jersey slackers was released in theaters

'It'll be a movie about how a decades-spanning friendship finally confronts the future. It'll be a movie that brings us back to the beginning - a return to the cradle of civilization in the great state of #newjersey.'

Smith said the 'conclusion to the saga' will also be about how 'you're never too old to completely change your life.'

The Weight Watchers ambassador famously shed 58lbs and went vegan after suffering a 2018 heart attack, while Jason finally kicked his heroin habit in 2010 after several rehab stints.

Kevin launched his career after shooting Clerks for $27,575 in the convenience/video stores where he worked, and the

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