The first photo from “Yoga Hosers” about yoga superheroes ANNNND…IT’s…not yoga-y at all! That’s OK, Kevin Smith, we’re still listening. This film, described as “quirky horror” has already received a lot of attention and that’s partly because it stars the 15-year-old daughters of Kevin Smith and Johnny Depp, and partly because in “Yoga Hosers” these gals play convenience store clerks turned yoga superheroes who fight for their lives with, according to the producers, “all seven Chakras, one Warrior Pose at a time.” HiYa!sana.
The photo above is the first official image released for the film, which is the second of Kevin Smith’s True North Trilogy, following “Tusk” and preceding “Moose Jaws” (like “Jaws” but with a moose, and no yoga we assume). In “Yoga Hosers” Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp reprise their “Tusk” characters as two girls both named Colleen who work as convenience store clerks (surprise!) but who have a run-in with some evil forces and must use their yoga skills to save their lives and, presumably, the world. Lily Rose’s dad, Johnny Depp, plays Montreal man-hunter “Guy Lapointe” who helps them in their mission.
Yoga Hosers centers around Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie, two teenage yoga fanatics who work at a Manitoba convenience store. After “an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and threatens their big invitation to a Grade 12 party,” they must join forces with legendary Montreal man-hunter Guy Lapointe (played by Lily-Rose’s dad).
Not too many more details have been released, but like we’ve said before, this could be a super fun and witty yoga-ish “Clerks” meets “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” meets “Dawn of the Dead” or a really lamo disappointment. Again this is Kevin Smith, so that could be mean awesome or awful to you – most people tend to fall to one side or the other. Also, again, a hoser is old Canadian hockey slang for “loser” or “idiot.” So there’s that as well. Tongue in cheek action/horror movie involving yoga and teenage girls and Johnny Depp? Yep, we’re still listening.
Will we see this spin off into something bigger? According to XYZ, the agency handling international rights for the film, there’s potential for a breakout franchise. “It is a broad commercial movie that could really break out and become a franchise. I know that Kevin, the girls and Johnny all want it to be something more than just a one-off movie,” said XYZ co-founder Nate Bolotin.
The film also features these actors reprising their “Tusk” roles: Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman, and Harley Morenstein, plus Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Tyler Posey and Jason Mewes. Plus cameos from Stan Lee and Kevin Smith.
[Via The Hollywood Reporter]