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Die Hard 4.0 actor Justin Long will reportedly star in Kevin Smith's upcoming horror film Tusk.


Red State's Michael Parks is also said to be on board for the venture, which was inspired by the real-life story of an internet message board user who advertised for a roommate willing to dress as, and act like, a walrus.


"It's about a guy who turns another guy into a f**king human walrus," Entertainment Weekly quotes Smith as saying. 


"As weird as it is in my head when I talk about it, they finally sent me the costume designs by Robert Kurtzman, and I was like, 'Holy s**t, it's a monster movie, I had no idea'.


"I thought I was making a kind of sister thriller to Red State. As soon as I saw the designs, I go, 'Of course this is a monster movie and he's Dr Frankenstein'."


Smith has announced plans to retire from filmmaking, but is currently working on Clerks 3 to serve as his final directorial outing.


Tusk is scheduled to begin shooting next month on a shoestring budget of around $2 million.

 
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a518832/justin-long-to-star-in-kevin-smith-horror-tusk.html

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Kevin Smith has added another name to the cast of Tusk, with Deadline revealing that the indie filmmaker has plucked The Sixth Sense star Haley Joel Osment out of the post-child star abyss to join Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers, Live Free or Die Hard), Michael Parks (Red State, Django Unchained) and Genesis Rodriguez (Casa de mi Padre, The Last Stand) in the cast of the low-budget horror.

Tusk tells the story of a podcaster (Long) who sets out to interview an eccentric, reclusive old seafarer, only to find himself a plaything in the gruesome plot of a deranged killer (Parks). Osment will play Parks' best friend, who joins forces with his buddy's girlfriend (Rodriguez) to try and track him down. The film is set to go into production next month, with Smith intending to premiere it at Sundance in January.


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I never expected Smith to do a horror flick, so used to his comedy/action comedy stuff.

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I remember reading about this recently.. That image looks kinda disturbing! I've actually got some confidence that this will be a good horror movie!

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Anyone see Red State?  That showed how versatile Smith really is.

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Yeh this sounds awesome!

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This movie sounds sick. Definitely looking forward to this!

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The Smodcast episode the entire idea was based on was hilarious (The Carpenter and the Walrus). It's crazy that he's wrapping shooting for something that was basically him and Scott Mosier joking around a few months back. I think Red State suffered from lack of focus, so if he keeps it simple and screwed up throughout, it could work much better.

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The Smodcast episode the entire idea was based on was hilarious (The Carpenter and the Walrus). It's crazy that he's wrapping shooting for something that was basically him and Scott Mosier joking around a few months back. I think Red State suffered from lack of focus, so if he keeps it simple and screwed up throughout, it could work much better.

I really enjoyed Red State, I'm a huge KS fan and was skeptical about his "idea of a horror film" - afterall, the signature he places on all of his films is the writing, the wordplay and the conversational aspect of it all.  Red State wasn't scary in the conventional sense, but the idea was very creepy and scarily plausible. 

 

I'm eagerly anticipating this and Clerks III.  I never thought he'd manage to pull anything out of the bag for Clerks II, I thought it would be an abomination and would only serve to mar the memory of the original, but I was completely wrong.

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I really enjoyed Red State, I'm a huge KS fan and was skeptical about his "idea of a horror film" - afterall, the signature he places on all of his films is the writing, the wordplay and the conversational aspect of it all.  Red State wasn't scary in the conventional sense, but the idea was very creepy and scarily plausible. 

 

I'm eagerly anticipating this and Clerks III.  I never thought he'd manage to pull anything out of the bag for Clerks II, I thought it would be an abomination and would only serve to mar the memory of the original, but I was completely wrong.

 

Also looking forward to Clerks III. The second one is one of my all time favorite movies.

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Looking forward to watching this with my girlfriend.  She loves horror movies.  Not sure if she likes walruses or not!

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Wait, I thought Kevin Smith had retired from making movies? Now he's doing this and Clerks 3?

 

How about a Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back 2 or PLEASE a Dogma 2. Man I'd love a Dogma 2.

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Wait, I thought Kevin Smith had retired from making movies? Now he's doing this and Clerks 3?

 

How about a Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back 2 or PLEASE a Dogma 2. Man I'd love a Dogma 2.

 

He got back to making smaller movies because in his own words, he realized he'll never be good at making mainstream movies (Cop Out, Zack and Miri), but he'll always be good at making Kevin Smith movies, and he's still passionate about that. He also wanted to make a third one recently, which would be a quasi-sequel to Dogma, about the Rapture, and humanity lining up with the Satan in the fight against Jesus in order to survive, but since then it's been turned from a movie script to a musical. Not sure how far along he is with that one, haven't listened to his podcasts in a while.

 

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Also, happy birthday :)

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Ah. To bad, I loved Zack and Miri Make a Porno :D

 

And thanks, even though it's not the 29th here yet, but I already feel older so I guess it works either way!

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At least some good KS news today.

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Meh, I want new faces!

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Cool, come out already.

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If it's as quirky as Red State.. then Bring it on!.. but Good lord I can't stand Justin Long :/

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I'm a big Kevin Smith fan, went to see him and Ralph Garman do Hollywood Babble-On in Birmingham a couple of weeks ago. My favourite film is definitely Dogma, I liked Red State and went to see him in Glasgow to a screening with a Q&A but it seemed like he was trying to top Dogma with it and went off on too much of a tangent, it seemed rushed compared to Dogma, Dogma just seemed more thought out.

 

The speed with which he made Red State worries me because this film has been made so much more quickly, I know passion can make someone dive headlong into many a venture but I'd prefer he checked the water first :)

 

P.S. Check out Hollywood Babble-On if you like a raucous laugh, they love to skewer Hollywood and all it's pretension.

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Looks Smithesque.  Can't complain.

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