Kevin Smith says success of ‘Tusk’ will pave the way for ‘Clerks 3'
“Everybody that’s like, ‘He failed, he failed,’” the filmmaker said in the most recent episode of his 'Hollywood Babble-On' podcast. “I’m like, ‘Thank you — I failed into 'Clerks 3.'” Apparently, the performance of the offbeat horror film was enough to impress new investors.
Earlier this year, Smith said he took a $6 million version of "Clerks 3" to The Weinstein Company, but was only offered distribution.
Smith explained on an episode of SModcast that, although "Tusk" didn’t make much money, it was produced for just $3 million, which was recouped with domestic and international distribution deals.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
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