Michael Parks, Justin Long to Star in Kevin Smith’s ‘Monster’ Movie Tusk


Kevin Smith begins shooting his next picture, Tusk, October 21st.  That’s according to the man himself, speaking with EW about the film he’s now calling a “monster” movie.

Tusk garnered headlines over the summer when it was revealed the film concerned a man who was once lost at sea with a walrus.  When the man returns home, he puts out an ad for a roommate.  The only thing this man asks is that his roommate wear a walrus costume (he’s obviously missed his walrus pal) and act only like the animal.  Somewhere along the way, the film takes a darker turn.

Smith, of course, worked with Parks in Red State and Long appeared in Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

In this interview, Smith revealed Robert Kurtzman is designing and providing the walrus suit needed for the project.

“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 sh-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 describes the movie as “fucked up.”


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