It’s believed Johnny Depp took a very small role in Kevin Smith’s upcoming Tusk as a favour to Kevin Smith. Now it looks like they’re planning a bigger collaboration as THR reports they’re teaming for an comic book style action-adventure called Yoga Hosers (yep, Smith’s retirement is being pushed back once again).
It’ll be a bit of a family affair as Lily-Rose Depp and Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith will star, as will most of the Tusk cast including Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman, Jennifer Schwalbach and Harley Morenstein.
To round things off Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Tyler Posey and Jason Mewes are also onboard.
The film ‘centers on 15-year-old yoga nuts Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith) who have an after-school job at a Manitoba convenience store called Eh-2-Zed. When an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and threatens their big invitation to a Grade 12 party, the Colleens join forces with a legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe (Depp) to fight for their lives’.
The film is the second part of Smith’s True North Trilogy, which are based around Canadian myths and legends. While each of the movies tells a separate story they will be loosely linked together (the lead characters in Yoga Hosers will briefly appear in Tusk).
Smith comments, “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 fifteen year old girls.”