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Kevin Smith films have been a strong influence on my life as a pop culture fan since I was in seventh grade. I could waste a lot of this opening paragraph telling you anecdotes, so allow me to sum it up thusly. The two greatest moments of my nerd life were being able to see Clerks 2 in theaters, and seeing Kevin Smith speak live in a Q&A . Meanwhile, one of my greatest shames is that I haven’t seen much of his latest works. And now I’m about to add one more film to my “OMG MUST SEE” List: the just-announced Yoga Hosers.
Most headlines are emphasizing the team-up of Smith and Hollywood rock star Johnny Depp. That’s not what’s got me holding back the urge to fangirl as I type, readers. It’s the fact that Yoga Hosers is being touted as an action/adventure “comic-book movie” and both Depp and Smith’s daughters are in the leading roles.
Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith (yes, named after THAT Harley) will take to the big screen as Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie in K. Smith’s follow-up to Tusk. The two made a brief appearance in the horror-comedy, but now they’re moving to the forefront. Yoga Hosers is the second installment of Kevin Smith’s True North trilogy, which features “movies…steeped in Canadian myths and culture”. Considering the success of his Jersey-based films and his self-proclaimed love for Timbits, my only surprise is that it took Mr. Smith this long to put out a cinematic ode to Canada.
The latest Kevin Smith movie, Tusk, is a horror flick based very loosely on The Walrus and the Carpenter. It’s also related to a Gumtree advertisement in which a home owner offered free housing for a tenant willing to dress in a walrus suit. The ad turned out to be a joke posted by poet Chris Parkinson, a fan of Smith hoping to get the director’s attention, who was later made a producer for the movie.
The film follows the warped fetish of Howard Howe, played by Michael Parks, who sews victims into a walrus suit. Justin Long will play Wallace Brighton, a reporter and podcaster who becomes Howe’s victim when he visits in an attempt to interview the isolated fisherman. Haley Joel Osment and Genesis Rodriguez will also appear as Brighton’s podcast cohost and girlfriend. Smith’s screenplay also included the role of Guy LaPointe, a French Canadian cop. The role was originally offered to Quentin Tarantino, who turned it down. Continue reading Johnny Depp Cast in Kevin Smith Horror Film