Kevin Smith’s Human Centipede type horror Tusk, which features a man attempting to turn his victim into a Walrus, has finally released its official one-sheet. You will find the impressive, and almost Vampire-like poster below, and with the film due for release later this year, this could mean a trailer is just around the corner!
In a posting on his Silent Bob Speaks blog this week, Smith calls Tusk “the best film I’ve ever made (or at the very least, the most interesting),” adding, “Thank you all for saying #WalrusYes on Twitter last year. Can’t wait to show you the movie.”
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.
In case you missed it, earlier this week 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.”