Kevin Smith is gearing up production on YOGA HOSERS, his next film which will follow on from his TUSK as part of his proposed trilogy that focuses on Canadian myths and folk tales. Johnny Depp is set to star, but both Depp and Smith are also bringing along their daughters to take on the lead roles as yoga enthusiasts who must do battle against evil forces. Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith will lead a cast made up primarily of people from TUSK, which premiers at The Toronto International Film Festival in September. Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman and Harley Morenstein all return to take direction from Smith, while the cast also adds Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Tyler Posey and Jason Mewes.
Smith considers this his comic-book movie, despite being an original property from his own mind:
People always ask me ‘Are you ever going to make a comic book movie?’ This is it — but instead of yet another dude saving the day, our antiheroes are the most feared and formidable creatures man has ever encountered: two 15-year-old girls.
That’s the kind of bonkers we like to hear, and good on Smith for beating the major studios to the punch when it comes to giving heroic females a chance in the limelight. Although the addition of daddy Depp isn’t going to hurt. Starstream Entertainment are ti finance and produce the film alongside Invincible Pictures, Abolitta Productions and Smith’s SModcast Pictures, and their CEO also sounds excited about the project:
The timing couldn’t be more perfect as so many production companies are struggling to find content to fill a serious void in the market of female superheroes and antiheroes. And it’s pretty exciting to have their dads making the film with them.
It sounds like a very fun project, and one that sounds decidedly different to Smith’s latest body horror.