Kevin Smith's ‘Tusk’ to Hit Theaters Fall 2014 Via A24, Demarest Films

Kevin Smith's 'Tusk' to Hit Theaters Fall 2014 Via A24, Demarest Films

The modern-day monster movie stars Justin Long, Michael Parks, Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment

A24 and Demarest Films have teamed up on Kevin Smith‘s modern-day monster movie “Tusk,” which A24 will release wide in the third quarter of 2014, the distributor announced Tuesday.

“Tusk,” which stars Justin Long, Michael Parks, Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment, was born out of one of Kevin Smith's immensely popular SModcasts. Smith also wrote the film, which is currently in production.

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“Tusk” stars Long as a journalist who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.

Demarest's Sam Englebardt and David Greathouse are producing with Shannon McIntosh.

“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,” said A24.

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“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!” said Smith.

“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,” added Englebardt.

  • Jason

    Listened to smodcast where ideal came from Kevin sm and Scott mo are genius thanks a24 can't wait to see.

  • Skitsofrantik

    Kevin Smith himself has said this is not true. Try researching your stuff before posting it as fact.

    • Jc

      Smith said the story of the film finding distribution at Sundance is not true but this story is correct.

    • Derek

      no. this IS true. neediest saying they got distro this week at Sundance was false. they had distribution ahead of time, which is this story. look at the date.

  • HollywoodIsDead

    Loved Red State. Can't wait to see Tusk!

  • http://almostreadytogoamish.blogspot.com/ Johnny

    No interest in seeing this at all