Kevin Smith’s Human Centipede type horror feature, Tusk, is due doe release in the UK later this year, but already the director has confirmed a spin-off movie is in the works.
Smith confirmed the news to Screen Daily, revealing the spin-off will be called Yoga-Hosers:
“Like Tusk, [Yoga-Hosers] sprang out of a podcast,”
“There are two characters in a convenience store in Tusk that you see for five minutes, very much Ronsencrantz and Guildenstern.
“I’ve built a whole movie around them and I have brought one of the other characters from Tusk back.”
In case you haven’t been keeping up with Smith’s gradual move from comedy to horror (Red State saw the director venture into darker regions than usual), Tusk features Long as a podcast host who is taken prisoner by Mr Howe (Michael Parks). However, in Tusk, there is no ransom demand, no hidden agenda about a former crime, Mr Howe simply wants to turn Wallace Bryton (Long) into a Walrus!
Sony Pictures acquired UK rights to Tusk back in February, and will release the film later this year.
The film, also written by Smith and born out of one of his immensely popular SModcasts, stars Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, and Michael Parks.
Tusk was produced by Sam Englebardt, William D. Johnson, and David Greathouse for Demarest Films and Shannon McIntosh for Smith’s SModcast Pictures banner. Jennifer Schwalbach is executive producer.
TUSK is a modern-day monster movie that follows a journalist named Wallace (Long) who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.