I have to say I have mixed emotions about Kevin Smith. I like his work (Clerks, Dogma, Red State) then I see stuff like Cop Out and listen to him gush about Ben Affleck and I think he should just give up making movies. But, the more I hear about this movie Tusk, the more I'm glad he hasn't given up yet.
Originally he said that Clerks III was going to be his next and last film project, but then he started talking about an ad for a room mate he'd heard about in England on his Smodcast episode 259 this was in June. They wrap the principal photography this coming Friday in Charlotte.
I have a good feeling about this movie for some reason. Maybe it's my twisted, bizarre sense of humor. Maybe it's because I am really a fan of Kevin Smith not just because of his movies. (I'm really jealous of the cool Hockey jerseys he wears wish I had some) or maybe it's because of the spirit in which this movie was written (he wrote the script in a month while listening to the Fleetwood Mac song Tusk) and then got it shot four months later. That's amazing to me and I love the cast too!
Justin Long is playing the roommate who is asked to dress up like a walrus, and Michael Parks the landlord.They're starring along with Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment. I'm especially glad that one of the reasons he wanted Micheal Parks is because he felt that all the other crap about self distribution overshadowed his astounding performance in Red State,which I agree with.
I can't wait to see this movie so I found some pics to share with you. Some are from the set including the Walrus Enclave and The Walrus Man piece (just released) Some are concept posters All of them remind me of the first time I went to Sea World and saw a young British lad come running from the Walrus show yelling "Mommy. you've got to see this seal it's MASSIVE!" (it's much funnier if you read it with a British accent)
Kevin Smith wrote the screenplay and is directing Tusk. It began filming in North Carolina on November 4, 2013. The film is scheduled to be released sometime in 2014.