Kevin Smith was only supposed to be making one more movie as a director – Clerks III – but while he’s waiting for the funding to get sorted out, he’s making the horror movie Tusk. Now he’s tweeted the first behind the scenes pic from the movie, showing Smith alongside stars Haley Joel Osment and Genesis Rodriguez.
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.”
Justin 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. Michael Parks also stars.
It’ll be out next year.