True North trilogy

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True North trilogy
Directed byKevin Smith
Produced by
Tusk
  • William D. Johnson
  • Sam Englebardt
  • Shannon McIntosh
  • David Greathouse

Yoga Hosers

Moose Jaws

Written byKevin Smith
Starring
Music byChristopher Drake
Production
company
Distributed by
Release date
Tusk
September 6, 2014 (2014-09-06) (TIFF)
September 19, 2014 (2014-09-19) (United States)
Yoga Hosers
January 24, 2016 (2016-01-24) (Sundance Film Festival)
September 2, 2016 (2016-09-02) (United States)
Moose Jaws
2020
Running time
101 minutes (1)
88 minutes (2)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$3 million (Tusk)
$5 million (Yoga Hosers)
Box office$1.8 million (Tusk)
$38,784 (Yoga Hosers)

The True North trilogy is a series of horror comedy films written and directed by Kevin Smith. The trilogy consists of the films Tusk, Yoga Hosers, and Moose Jaws.

Tusk[edit]

Tusk is based on a story from Kevin Smith's SModcast podcast. It stars Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Johnny Depp and Genesis Rodriguez.[1] The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, before it was released on September 19, 2014, by A24.[2][3]

Yoga Hosers[edit]

Yoga Hosers is a spin-off of Tusk. It starred Johnny Depp alongside his daughter Lily-Rose Depp and Smith's daughter Harley Quinn Smith.[4] Production began in August 2014.[5]

The film premiered at a midnight screening during the Sundance Film Festival.[6][7] Invincible Pictures acquired distribution rights to the film, and released it on September 2, 2016.[8][9]

Moose Jaws[edit]

Moose Jaws is basically "Jaws with a moose".[10] In June 2015, Harley Morenstein of Epic Meal Time confirmed he will be the lead in the film, following an appearance in the other two offerings.[11] Also in June, Smith revealed that Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp will reprise their roles from Yoga Hosers.[12] In September 2015, Kevin Smith mentioned that his character Silent Bob will be eaten by the killer moose.[13]

In January 2016, Smith confirmed that Jay and Silent Bob will appear in Moose Jaws.[14] In February 2016, Smith stated filming on Moose Jaws would start in July 2016 in Saskatchewan, Canada.[15] Smith later said filming was slated to begin in May 2016.[16] In June 2018 during a live recording of Smith's podcast Fatman on Batman, he said that he had secured funding for Moose Jaws.[17]

Recurring cast[edit]

Actor/actress Film
Tusk Yoga Hosers Moose Jaws
Johnny Depp Guy LaPointe Inspector White
Lily-Rose Depp Colleen Collette
Harley Quinn Smith Colleen McKenzie
Ralph Garman Detective Garmin Andronicus Arcane Detective Garmin
Justin Long Wallace Bryton Yogi Bayer  
Jason Mewes   Rogue Cop Jay
Harley Morenstein Border Agent Toilet Paper Man Peter Ash
Haley Joel Osment Teddy Craft Adrien Arcand  
Genesis Rodriguez Ally Leon Ms. Wicklund Ally Leon
Kevin Smith   Bratzi Silent Bob

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
Tusk 41% (118 reviews)[18] 55 (33 reviews)[19]
Yoga Hosers 19% (51 reviews)[20] 23 (17 reviews)[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Truitt, Brian. "Kevin Smith begins a Canuck trilogy with 'Tusk'". www.usatoday.com. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  2. ^ Vlessing, Etan (July 29, 2014). "Toronto: Kevin Smith's 'Tusk' to Get World Premiere". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "Kevin Smith's Tusk Gets September Release Date". ComingSoon.net. July 17, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Kit, Borys (August 19, 2014). "Kevin Smith and Johnny Depp Team for Action-Adventure 'Yoga Hosers' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  5. ^ "KevinSmith on Twitter". Twitter.
  6. ^ "SUNDANCE INSTITUTE COMPLETES FEATURE FILM LINEUP FOR 2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL". sundance.org. December 7, 2015. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  7. ^ "Yoga Hoses". Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  8. ^ McNary, Dave (April 28, 2016). "Kevin Smith Sets 'Yoga Hosers' Theatrical Release, Tour". Variety. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  9. ^ "Yoga Hosers". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  10. ^ Joe Comicbook. "Kevin Smith To Make Moose Jaws Movie Where A Moose Eats A Little Kid". Comicbook.com. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  11. ^ Morenstein, Harley (June 17, 2015). "Couldn't really mention this before, but since it's now on IMDB I guess it's public knowledge. Kevin Smith asked me to be the lead in Moose Jaws. The conclusion to his Canadian Horror Trilogy". Facebook. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  12. ^ Smith, Kevin. "I love this so much. This is from the end credits of #YogaHosers. Get ready to face a monster moose, @harleyquinnnn_ & @lilyrose_depp!". Facebook. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  13. ^ Hamman, Cody (September 18, 2015). "Kevin Smith's Moose Jaws may be the end of the Silent Bob saga". JoBlo.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  14. ^ Smith, Kevin (January 15, 2016). "235: January 15, 2016". Hollywood Babble-On. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  15. ^ Smith, Kevin (February 24, 2016). "We start in July with #Mallrats sequel to follow in the fall (I thought we'd be doing #mallrats2 now but moose money manifested first)!". Instagram. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  16. ^ Smith, Kevin (February 26, 2016). "239: February 26, 2016". Hollywood Babble-On. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  17. ^ Evangelista, Chris (June 5, 2018). "Kevin Smith Offers An Update On Horror Film 'Moose Jaws'". /Film. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  18. ^ "Tusk". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  19. ^ "Tusk". Metacritic. CBS. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  20. ^ "Yoga Hosers". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  21. ^ "Yoga Hosers". Metacritic. CBS. Retrieved February 21, 2017.