Kevin Smith Planning TUSK Spin Off YOGA HOSERS

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It would appear that Kevin Smith and Steven Soderbergh are locked into a duel to the death to see which of them can direct the most stuff after announcing a retirement from directing. Not, of course, that we're complaining about this.

With Smith's horror film Tusk awaiting release from A24 and his holiday horror anthology Anti-Clause already announced and pre-sold for distribution in major territories around the globe Smith has spilled word to Screen International that he'll also be shooting a spin off to Tusk titled Yoga Hosers before the end of the year. Says the writer-director: "There are two characters in a convenience store in Tusk that you see for five minutes, very much Ronsencrantz and Guildenstern. I've built a whole movie around them and I have brought one of the other characters from Tusk back."

Yoga Hosers is fully financed so, yes, this is for real. And, yes, given that XYZ Films [where I'm a partner] is handling global sales for both Tusk and Anti-Clause it's safe to assume that we know a thing or two about this one as well and, yes, it's absolutely gonzo. Smith's take on Canadiana - the title is a deliberate Bob and Doug reference - is very amusing to this particular Canadian.
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  • Arnprior

    During his latest Smodcast, Smith announced a third film to follow Tusk and Yoga Hosers, which like the previous two is inspired by an episode of Smodcast: Moose Jaws, about a killer moose bent on wiping out a family. The three films will form what smith refers to as the "True North Trilogy". (go to 57:15)

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