A24 and Demarest Films to Distribute Kevin Smith’s Tusk

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Kevin Smith’s latest film, Tusk, is set to be distributed by A24 and Demarest Films who plan to bring the original, offbeat horror project to theaters in the third quarter of 2014. Tusk follows Wallace, played by Justin Long, a journalist on a mission. He finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe, played by Michael Parks, a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.

A24 said,

“We had the privilege of visiting Kevin on the ‘Tusk’ set and seeing some of his early footage. We can say with certainty that this movie will blow people’s minds. Truly one you’ll have to see to believe.”

Smith also added,

“I’m as happy as the day Miramax bought ‘Clerks’ back in ’94! We’re so lucky A24 fell in love with our walrus picture and jumped in the pool with us. I was a big fan of how they released ‘The Bling Ring’ and ‘Spring Breakers,’ so I was praying ‘TUSK’ would take root there. If anyone knows how to bring this flick to the masses, it’s them!”

Tusk, starring Justin Long, Michael Parks, Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment, was born out of one of Kevin Smith’s SModcasts. Currently in production, the modern-day monster movie was also written by Smith. Sam Englebardt, David Greathouse and Shannon McIntosh are producing.

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