ByEszter Simor, writer at
Eszter Simor

's disturbing walrus-vision, Tusk, is getting a US distribution. The modern-day horror story, based upon a real online advert, centres around a a large half-man half-sea mammal creature. A New York based company has picked up the movie and viewers can expect to watch it by the end of next year.

As ComingSoon reports, A24 and Demarest Films have teamed up to bring Smith's offbeat horror to theatres in the third quarter of 2014.

The sinister story of Tusk of focuses on retired landlord (), who offers a free room in his house in an online advert. There is only one condition: the tenant must put on a walrus costume for at least two hours a day. The new venturesome resident, a journalist called Wallace (), thinks he found his perfect story in the peculiar homeowner, who is "a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses."

A24 said:

We had the privilege of visiting Kevin on the Tusk set and seeing some of his early footage. We can say with certainty that this movie will blow people’s minds. Truly one you’ll have to see to believe.

Smith reacted:

I'm as happy as the day Miramax bought Clerks back in '94!

We're so lucky A24 fell in love with our walrus picture and jumped in the pool with us. I was a big fan of how they released The Bling Ring and Spring Breakers, so I was praying Tusk would take root there. If anyone knows how to bring this flick to the masses, it's them!

Demarest's added:

We're thrilled that A24 has joined us in backing Kevin's wild, deviant vision. Tusk will be a horror movie for the ages and we couldn't imagine a better partner in bringing it to the world.

Smith is currently filming the movie, based on his own script.

(source: ComingSoon)

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