Despite a great deal of talk a few years back of retiring, Kevin Smith has done nothing of the sort, and doesn’t appear to be heading down that path anytime soon. There’s been a lot of chatter about Clerks 3 and Mallrats 2 recently, but before either of those dives back into his filmic history materialize, we’ll get another in Smith’s recent line of horror movies, Yoga Hosers, and now we know where it will premiere.
With his latest film, Smith will return to a place where he has met with success in the past, as, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Yoga Hosers will make its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah this coming January. Genre skewing as it is, this is one of nine films selected to screen during the indie fest’s Midnight Movies section. Joining Smith in these late night showings are Rob Zombie’s latest horror opus, 31, as well as movies with awesome titles like The Greasy Strangler, Trash Fire, and Carnage Park.
Colleen Collette (Johnny Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose Melody Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith, Smith’s daughter) are two teenage Canadian best friends whose lives revolve around yoga and their smartphones. When a dreamy senior invites these two sophomores to an exclusive party, the two girls inadvertently uncover an ancient evil that lurks beneath the convenience store where they work, and they have to team up with a man-hunter to avoid ruining their partly plans.
Along with the two celebrity daughters, Yoga Hosers will also feature a number of familiar faces. Johnny Depp will show up, as will Justin Long, Natasha Lyonne, Haley Joel Osment, Austin Butler, Tony Hale, Genesis Rodriguez, Adam Brody, and more. Hell, Stan Lee is even going to have a part and this isn’t even a Marvel movie.
Sundance is the sight of what is arguably Kevin Smith’s greatest triumph as a filmmaker. Back in 1994, his first feature, Clerks, starring his buddies, shot for $27,000 dollars, and financed with credit cards, became a critical indie hit and announced him to the world. He’s since become a fixture on the pop culture landscape writing and directing numerous movies, penning a variety of comic books, and even starring in his own reality show.
Yoga Hosers kind of got the shaft this past summer at San Diego Comic-Con. Smith’s panel followed Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the Hall H stage, but instead of hanging out and listening to the Cop Out director, J.J. Abrams invited all of the attendees outside for an impromptu concert, and everyone left. This is what the panel looked like.
Since most of us won’t actually be in Park City this year for Sundance, we don’t know exactly when we’ll get to see Yoga Hosers for ourselves, but we’ll at least see how people react to it in mid-January.