Kevin Smith has tweeted out an update on his Twitter page, revealing that he has wrapped production on Yoga Hosers, the next installment in his True North Trilogy. The director also revealed that he will debut the first trailer at Comic-Con, during his annual Hall H panel, and that he hopes to premiere the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, just like he did with the first True North Trilogy movie, Tusk. Kevin Smith said that he watched the finished film last night, complete with 95 visual effects shots and full credits. And he loves it!
In response to a fan's question, Kevin Smith also posted an image of the Yoga Hosers credits, which confirms that "The Colleens," played by the director's daughter Harley Quinn Smith and Johnny Depp's daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp, will both be back for the final installment of the True North Trilogy, Moose Jaws. Both characters had small roles in Tusk, but they have much bigger roles in Yoga Hosers, as two convenience store clerks who team up with a mysterious hunter (Johnny Depp) to stop an evil supernatural force. It isn't known what other cast members from Yoga Hosers will be back for Moose Jaws.Read More
Jim Jacks had always wanted to make a sequel to the original Mallrats. Saldy, he passed away a little over a year ago. His untimely death helped motivate and push Kevin Smith to see the film become a reality. At this time, the sequel does not have a release date. It will begin shooting sometime before the end of the year, possibly before the end of summer.
The confirmed cast members for MallBrats include Kevin Smith (Silent Bob), Jason Mewes (Jay), Jason Lee (Brodie), Stan Lee (Himself), Michael Rooker (Mr. Svenning), Shannen Doherty (Rene), Jeremy London (T.S.), Renée Humphrey (Trish), Joey Lauren Adams (Gwen), Sven-Ole Thorsen (LaFours), Ethan Suplee (William), Bryan Johnson (Steve Dave), Walter Flanagan (The Fanboy), Brian O'Halloran (Gil Hicks) and Scott Mosier (Roddy). Claire Forlani, who played Brandi Svenning, is being targeted for lockdown, and it's possible that Priscilla Barnes will return as topless psychic Ivannah. Kevin Smith also hopes to have Ben Affleck join in just for a very small cameo, but doesn't know if the actor will be able to do it due to his Batman commitments at Warner Bros. While we await the next cast confirmation, take a look at the director's tweet:
20 years in the making. 113 pages fulla old friends & new jokes. This is for you, Jim. Wish you were here. #MallBratspic.twitter.com/O6HfIWbRY6— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) May 11, 2015Read More
Back in March, director Kevin Smith announced his first wave of actors for Mallrats 2 by releasing a photo of himself alongside Jason Mewes, Stan Lee and Michael Rooker. The filmmaker revealed that they had all gathered to shoot an "adorable Stan-centric spot for Audi that you'll see online as we get closer to the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron". Today, Audi has released the full two-minute ad, directed by and starring Kevin Smith, which shows Stan Lee passing on his secrets to success in cameo acting with Tara Reid, Michael Rooker, Jason Mewes and Lou Ferrigno.
While the ad doesn't feature any stars of Avengers: Age of Ultron, it does mention the Marvel adventure several times. Stan Lee is seen riding in the new Audi S8, and while this particular car won't be featured in the movie, it will include the new R8, driven by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). The sequel will also feature Audi's 2015 TTS and 2015 A3. The R8, which made its initial debut in Iron Man, returns as an even more powerful supercar, while the iconic Audi TTS will make its big screen debut as a completely redesigned coupe.Read More
Gil Hicks, portrayed by Brian O'Halloran in the original, was the latest cast member Kevin Smith has confirmed, stating that he has "15 down, 3 to go." While it isn't' known who the other two actors are, one is most likely Claire Forlani, who played Brandi Svenning, while the other could be Priscilla Barnes as the topless psychic Ivannah. The confirmed cast members include Kevin Smith (Silent Bob), Jason Mewes (Jay), Jason Lee (Brodie), Stan Lee (Himself), Michael Rooker (Mr. Svenning), Shannen Doherty (Rene), Jeremy London (T.S.), Renée Humphrey (Trish), Joey Lauren Adams (Gwen), Sven-Ole Thorsen (LaFours), Ethan Suplee (William), Bryan Johnson (Steve Dave), Walter Flanagan (The Fanboy), Brian O'Halloran (Gil Hicks) and Scott Mosier (Roddy).
Would you like to see Ben Affleck reprise his role as Shannon in Mallrats 2? Or do you think the production should carry on without him? Let us know what you think below, and stay tuned for more updates on Mallrats 2.Read More
Kevin Smith, who once claimed he was retiring from directing, has quite the feature film slate line-up over the course of the next two years. But he is now changing those plans somewhat, pushing the sequel Mallrats 2 to the forefront. The comedy was originally announced for an early 2016 start date. That changed to late 2015. But now it seems the movie will come first on the docket to take advantage of a key shooting location that may not be around very much longer, with production set to start sometime soon.
The original plan saw Kevin Smith, who just finished shooting the second film in his True North Trilogy Yoga Hosers, doing Clerks III next, followed by his hockey epic Hit Somebody, and the True North trilogy ending Moose Jaws after that. Mallrats 2 was originally the last of these four movies set to move into production. But Kevin Smith has pulled his Mallrats 2 cast together quicker than hoped for, with original stars Jason Mewes, Jason Lee, Stan Lee, Michael Rooker, Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, Renée Humphrey, Joey Lauren Adams, Sven-Ole Thorsen and Ethan Suplee confirmed to return. He has now found the perfect mall to shoot it in too, and its a location that will allow for the climatic third act to come together as intended. He explains, but be warned, there is a spoiler in the mix:We've been putting together Mallrats 2....It's been a real, like Blues Brothers 'We're putting the band back together, on a mission from Smod.' So this week, we had a lot of activity behind the scenes as well and it looks like we might - it's Mallrats and so we require a big old empty mall, and it would be nice if we could do things to the mall. So if you had a mall and the mall was eventually going away, that would let you like blow the f-ing mall up, which happens in the third act.Read More