Mallrats fans have been waiting twenty years for a sequel to the cult classic.
Kevin Smith has today confirmed that the next of his 90s cult classics to receive a long-awaited sequel will be Mallrats. He said that shooting on the film will begin in 2016, and while he only has "half a script" right now he should get it together by next year.
"It's half a script right now, and we're pulling our loot together," he said on Tuscon morning show Rock102 Mornings with Shmonty & Carolina (via The Hollywood Reporter). "We've got up until the beginning of 2016. By the time we get to May 2016, we're going to be shooting."
"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."
You may recall that Smith pulled a similar move with Clerks back in 2006, resurrecting it with a new sequel 12 years after the original release in 1994.
The original Mallrats was released back in 1995, and like many of Smith's films, quickly became a cult classic. Alongside the just-announced Mallrats 2, Smith will also start filming Clerks III in the next few months.