‘Mallrats’ Sequel is a GO!
The beloved 90s movie, Mallrats is getting a sequel.
Kevin Smith confirmed to radio show Rock102 Mornings with Shmony & Carolina that’s he currently working on a sequel to the 1995 film.
“Yeah, that’s what we’re working on,” Smith said in response to rumors of the sequel. “It’s half a script right now, and we’re pulling our loot together. We’ve got up until the beginning of 2016. By the time we get to May 2016, we’re going to be shooting.”
Smith is also currently working on a third Clerks movie.
“Lately I’ve been doing this thing where I’m like, ‘Do you want to do what’s good for your career, or do you just want to have fun?’ ” he continued. “Nobody’s clamoring for a Mallrats sequel, but I would love to make one. It’s been like 20 years.”
Mallrats, which starred Jason Lee, Jeremy London and Shannen Doherty (as well as Ben Affleck in a small role) grossed $2.1 million initially (on a $6 million budget) and was considered a flop following the runaway success of Smith’s first film, Clerks. It achieved slightly more success after being released on video.
“It’s a movie that’s very dear to my heart,” Smith writes of the film on his production company View Askew’s website. “But it went right in the s—ter.”