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Kevin Smith’s “YOGA HOSERS” Plans Summer Release; Appealing R-Rating!Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
One of the most divisive horror titles of 2014, TUSK saw the first full-fledged theatrical release for a Kevin Smith film since his foray into the horror genre whilst introducing his core audience to his impending “True North” trilogy. And while Smith’s second “True North” horror film, YOGA HOSERS, recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Smith himself revealed that the film will be coming out sooner rather than later, and potentially for a much wider audience.
Sharing an image of Johnny Depp as his “True North” counterpart Guy LaPointe, alongside cartoonish testicle graffiti, Smith took to his Instagram account to unexpectedly update fans on the status of YOGA HOSERS. While no distributor has yet to be announced for the film, Smith did state that he intends to tour with the film akin to RED STATE in June and July of 2016, which the film to see a general release in August (likely as a day-and-date VOD release, considering TUSK’s disappointing commercial results). Furthermore, Smith is currently once again battling the MPAA, although this time, it’s for a PG-13 rating, describing the film as “CLUELESS meets GREMLINS” and claiming that the aforementioned graffiti is what escalated the film to “R” status.
Whether or not the appeals process goes in his favor is yet to be seen, but for now, there’s a strong chance that those who dug the divisive TUSK will be able to see YOGA HOSERS in it’s weird, horrifying glory this summer. Stay tuned for more on YOGA HOSERS and Kevin Smith’s “True North” Trilogy here at FANGORIA.com, and you can also check out Smith’s segment in HOLIDAYS on VOD from Vertical Entertainment now!