A second helping of walrus, please.
Kevin Smith this week confirmed he’s working on a sequel to his bizarre 2014 horror-comedy Tusk, according to a report on comicbook.com, and, if everything works out, the new film would release in two years to celebrate the original’s 10-year anniversary.
Smith, while chatting on a recent podcast, mentioned that 2024 “will mark the 10-year anniversary of Tusk,” adding that he has “more story I’d like to tell. There’s a reason we left him at the zoo at the end.”
In explaining where he wants to take the franchise, Smith said he was thinking “eventually, they’ll take him out of that walrus skin and try to rehabilitate him. And like Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight, he’ll only ever see himself one way. Last time it was walrus–this time, you’ll see.”
Smith added that he already has a title for the sequel: Tusk$. “Just like when Jim Cameron pitched Aliens, the ‘s’ in Tusks is a dollar sign. It has everything to do with the plot of the story, but it’s also me communicating my ambition that I’m going to correct the past.”
Tusk–written and directed by Smith–stars Michael Parks, Johnny Depp, Justin Long and Haley Joel Osment. The film follows an arrogant podcaster (Long) who travels to Canada for an interview, and meets an eccentric retired sailor (Parks) “with dark plans related to his obsession with a walrus named Mr. Tusk,” according to the synopsis.
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