A24 Films have release the very first image from Kevin Smith’s Human Centipede style horror, Tusk, and you will find the image above. The image features stars Michael Parks and Justin Long, and also confirms the US release date of September 19th 2014.
Even more exciting is that the trailer is due to premiere at ComicCon next week, so fingers crossed it is made available on-line shortly after!
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.
Recently Smith also confirmed a spin-off to Tusk was in the works 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” he said.