According to Dark Horizons, the latest news from the Clerks sequel have gone up at ViewAskew, here's the important details:

- It seems the sequel will be greenlit any day now. Kevin and co. have cut a special deal, making this possibly the first flick to be funded out of the Weinstein's new company.

- Smith turned in the third draft, which came down 16 pages. It's now a lean mean 103 pages. This will, no doubt, be the shooting draft.

- Smith says

"Looks like our Clerks 2 deal is about to close, so we may be getting cash-flowed as early as next week. While all fees and back-end deals are normally pre-negotiated in our overall deal, this flick was an exception - based on the low, low budget, and the fact that Scott and I opted against receiving our contractual salaries and instead took a new back-end deal that rewards us if the movie performs well."

- Kevin went on to confirm Clerks 2 will be in theaters, though this one looks to be a small, targeted release - a couple of hundred screens most likely.

- His ad model for Clerks 2 will be of all things Diary of a Mad Black Women which had little to no publicity, and ended up ruling the box-office this week. Smith says

"I'll be pimping this C2 goodness in all the right corners of film geekdom for the next eight to twelve months, so that when it's time to market the flick, the lion's share of our work will already be done".

The sequel to the 1994 independent hit picks up 10 years later. It's about what happens when that lazy, 20-something malaise lasts into your 30s. It's time for the Dante and Randal to actually grow up and do something more than just sit around and dissect pop culture and talk about sex.