Kevin Smith Shares a Look at His “Wacky” New Film ‘Tusk’

By November 18, 2013

Kevin Smith

Friendship, it seems, cannot be limited to species. It can cross boundaries of genetic make-up, natural living environments, and even common sense. At least, it looks like that’s what director Kevin Smith might be exploring in his newest film, Tusk. 

The filmmaker took to his Twitter recently to share a look at the film which, despite a sort of cute-sounding synopsis (Shock Till You Drop shares “based on past reports, we’re told the film concerns 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 and act only like the animal”), is still billed as a horror film, though Smith himself also calls it a “wacky flick.”

And now we might know why that’s the case, as Smith not only used social media to share that the film will wrap this week, but to post a messy little anatomical look at the feature that’s nothing short of totally enthralling.


Part of Smith’s tweet asked, “Is man, indeed, a walrus at heart?” and it seems as if the film will take that to the next (totally illogical) step. Smith posted a blood-covered diagram (up top!) that seems to fuse together man and walrus in a totally nutty manner (seriously, look, there’s cut-off feet and flippers to spare). It looks like the film’s unfortunate roommate might have to do much more than just act like a walrus – he may have to become one (what? Seriously?). Consider us very intrigued.

The film stars Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, and Genesis Rodriguez and should hit theaters sometime next year.

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Kate Erbland
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