Discussed at length on Smith’s podcast network, something that he rightly puts beside filmmaker in his bio line, it’s a massive change of direction for the indie auteur. His first film since 2011’s Red State, the distinctive look of the film comes from James Laxton (Bad Milo, For a Good Time Call…), who has not previously worked with Smith.
The horror film stars Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Michael Parks. Long is 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.
This is one to get excited about. Smith is a man reborn of late, reportedly already working on his next few films Yoga Hosers (a spin-off from Tusk) and Helena Handbag. Clerks III has also been in development for a number of years.
Tusk is released in the US on 19 September 2014.