With Tusk set to make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and hitting theaters September 19th, we are beginning to see a steady stream of promotional material for the film unveiled. Today, Kevin Smith revealed the first clip from the upcoming film via Twitter. Since the picture was green lit by fans via the social media site, this seems apropos. We have the clip available for your viewing pleasure after the jump!
The idea for the film originated from director Kevin Smith’s SModacst. When Smith took to Twitter to ascertain the level of fan interest, the response was overwhelmingly positive. The concept grew from there and found the director putting together a script and getting the project off the ground. Tusk was shot over the course of just three weeks in November 2013.
Tusk tells the story of Wallace, a man that travels to Canada to conduct a podcast interview with a hunter who has an obsession with walruses. But when Wallace arrives, he discovers that his interview subject has other plans for him: Specifically, he intends to turn Wallace into a human walrus. Tusk stars Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers) as Wallace and Michael Parks (Red State) as Howard, the walrus enthusiast.
One of our writers is hitting up TIFF, so keep an eye on the site for his review of the film!