Kevin Smith Potentially Developing A Sequel To His Strangest Film ‘Tusk’

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In a surprising turn of events, it seems that Kevin Smith may be toying with the idea of developing a sequel to one of his strangest and most under-performing films in Tusk. Far removed from his usual quirky and comedic films like Clerks, Mallrats, or Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Tusk is a horror comedy pretty lax on the comedy.


Of all the films that Smith has done, it is fair to say this would have been bottom of the list for one that warranted or would get a sequel.


Tusk – The Horrifying Body Horror


For those that haven’t seen Tusk, go and watch it. Go in blind and watch it. Those that have know the hilarious if odd film it is, and what it entails. It stars Justin Long as a Canadian podcaster who happens upon an old man who he’s wanting to interview under the promise of interesting and out-of-the-ordinary stories. What follows is much more than Long’s character bargains for, and ends in such a way that a sequel is surprising.


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Of course, this isn’t the first time a sequel to the film has been rumored, with Smith himself saying a few years back.


I’m shocked we got away with Tusk one but I’ll be honest with you, I do have a story for Tusk 2The great Michael Parks, who played Howard Howe, the guy who turns Wallace into a Walrus, sadly passed away a couple of years ago. The amazing actor that I got to work with twice. But, in the ending of Tusk, if I wanted to be a commercial filmmaker which apparently I’ve never wanted to be, I would have ended the film when Guy La Pointe comes in and raises his shotgun and you’d just hear the walrus scream and we cut to black.”

When prompted about his idea for the second film, Smith continued.

“There’s a version of Tusk 2 that you do where… you cut to the present, and somebody else gets sucked into the spider’s web. The house, you hear stories, and when you get to the house, the new Howard Howe is Wallace, who has gotten out of the walrus trappings and stuff and is obviously disturbed by his entire ordeal and is now doing it to others. So there’s a way to do Tusk 2 where Justin becomes Michael Parks’s character. Wallace becomes, sort of, the new Howard Howe. So yea, that’s possible. Tusk 2 is possible.”

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Michael Parks, antagonist in Tusk (2014).

More recent news of the sequel came thanks to the lead actor in the first Justin Long, who said in an interview with Slashfilm, “He texted us all the other day, Haley and Genesis, and he told us that he wanted to do it, and I thought it was a joke.” and where there’s smoke there’s fire, so maybe the long-mooted sequel isn’t quite as ridiculous or unlikely as we may think.


Of course, if there is a sequel, Smith will have to figure out a way to remove Long’s character from the predicament he found himself in at the end of Tusk, and the film didn’t exactly imply it was an easily reversible procedure. Of course, it’s not exactly out of the realms of possibility in a film like Tusk, with its less than realistic depictions of surgery on the human body to find a way to reverse it.

Kevin Smith, writer, and director of Tusk, among other cult classic films.

All of this aside, this is nothing more than conjecture and an actor possibly letting slip something he shouldn’t have done at the minute, and fans have gotten their hopes up multiple times in the eight years since the original, so we’ll have to wait and see if a sequel does appear, or if this was nothing more than a wishful chat of one of the stars.


Source: Slashfilm

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Written by Luke Addison

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Luke Addison is the Lead Video Game Critic and Gaming Editor. As likely to be caught listening to noughties rock as he is watching the latest blockbuster cinema release, Luke is the quintessential millennial wistfully wishing after a forgotten era of entertainment. Also a diehard Chelsea fan, for his sins.

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