First Look: Kevin Smith's Disturbingly Strange Walrus Horror 'Tusk'
Over the summer, we learned about Kevin Smith's strange new horror film Tusk, based on a real newspaper article he had read about a man who was lost at sea for six months with a walrus and was now looking for a roommate. But there's a catch: the resident was required to wear a walrus costume for 2 hours a day, acting like his former aquatic friend. Smith called the film a "cuddly version of The Human Centipede," and he's been in production on the film since November 4th, and he's only got a few more days of shooting in order as production will wrap on Friday. Smith has been posting some boring photos from the set (though no sight of stars Justin Long and Michael Parkes just yet), but his latest is awesome. Look!
Here's a picture of a half-walrus, half-man creature. Is this the ultimate dream of the creepy landlord?
In addition, Kevin Smith has posted the following pictures from set through Instagram:
"Chris Parkinson...who created the room-for-rent ad hoax that inspired TUSK. We made him a producer."
We'll likely see more from the film sometime down the road, because Smith is moving quick to finish this one. After just seven days of shooting earlier this month, the director had already edited together 20 minutes of the film. Smith hopes to return to Sundance Film Festival in 2014 with Tusk, after stirring up some buzz with his horror thriller Red State in 2011, which touted an auction for the movie, but ended up being a gimmick for Smith to distribute the film himself. Anyway, it's crazy to see Haley Joel Osment so grown up, but we're waiting to see how this walrus suit turns out, because it might be a little more gruesome than we anticipated, even though the initial classified ad that inspired the film was actually a prank. Well?