In probably one of the more bizarre news stories you will read today, Justin Long has been cast in Kevin Smith’s new film where he will be turned into a human walrus. Yes that’s right Kevin Smiths TUSK is intended as a tribute to Tom Six’s controversial THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE, and will see a doctor turn a man into a human walrus monster.
The film will star Michael Parks as the Frankenstein-esque doctor of the film whilst Justin Long will play his horrifying creation. Of course neither of these two are strangers to the horror genre, Parks has previously worked with Kevin Smith on the 2011 film RED STATE and Long starred in 2001′s terrifying JEEPERS CREEPERS. Here’s the interview from Smith explaining a little bit about his strange new film:
‘It’s about a guy who turns another guy into a f–king human walrus,’ Smith tells the mag. ‘As weird as it is in my head when I talk about it, they finally sent me the costume designs by Robert Kurtzman, and I was like, ‘Holy sh-t, it’s a monster movie, I had no idea.’ I thought I was making a kind of sister thriller to Red State. As soon as I saw the designs, I go, ‘Of course this is a monster movie and he’s Dr. Frankenstein’.
‘It was written for Michael Parks, who I loved in Red State. That was one of the best times I ever had my career, sitting on a set, rolling a camera on a true f–king genius, who is pretending to be somebody else and I forgot who the real guy is because his performance is so good,’ explains Smith. ‘I wrote the script around him, so it’s nothing but Michael Parks dialogue porn. Justin Long is the guy in the walrus suit. I needed a guy who has expressive eyes because once you’re in that suit, you’re covered. I reached out to Justin and he wrote back and was like, ‘This is awfully scary but how can we not? Let’s fall down this hole.’ So it’ll be Parks versus Long trying to answer the age-old question, ‘Is man indeed a walrus at heart?’
‘It’s a f–ked up movie, dude’.
TUSK begins filming 21st October for a 2014 release, we’ll update with any more news on this frightfully original horror film.
Source: Bloody Disgusting