While he’s waiting for the money for Clerks III to come together, Kevin Smith has decided to helm a strange, Hammer Horror style monster movie called Tusk. The film is due to start shooting soon, but the cast is still coming together, with Deadline reporting that the latest to sign up being Haley Joel Osment.
He joins the likes of Justin Long, Genesis Rodriguez and Michael Parks.
Smith has previously said of the film, “It’s about a guy who turns another guy into a f**ing human walrus. 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.”
Long will be the human walrus, with Osment as his long lost friend Teddy, who teams up with his girlfriend (Genesis Rodriguez) to try to find him.
The film starts shooting next month on a $2 million budget.