Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’ debuts a trailer and poster

Tusk (2014) poster

Coming straight from Comic-Con International in San Diego this year, Kevin’s Smith‘s highly anticipated new horror film Tusk has released its first trailer.

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.

Tusk (2014) poster