Kevin Smith is mounting a “Tusk” reunion for his Christmas-themed horror movie “Anti-Claus,” which will star Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Michael Parks, who also starred in the director’s “Red State.”
Jordan Monsanto, Andy McElfresh and Smith’s wife, Jennifer Schwalbach, will produce “Anti-Claus” for Smith’s SModcast Pictures, while Smith’s frequent collaborator Jason Mewes will executive produce.
XYZ Films, which handled “Tusk,” will shop “Anti-Claus” to foreign buyers at the Cannes Film Market, while WME Global will represent domestic rights.
Smith has long been interested in religion, and “Anti-Claus” will feature a devil-like creature known around the world as the Krampus, which is feared in many foreign countries during the holiday season, when it emerges to eat naughty children.
Production is expected to start this fall, when A24 Films is slated to release “Tusk” in theaters.