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Kevin Smith to start shooting horror movie 'Tusk' in N.C.

Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:30 AM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Writer-director Kevin Smith is to begin shooting his walrus-themed horror movie "Tusk" in Charlotte, N.C., next month, Demarest Films announced.

Principal photography on the film, starring Justin Long and Michael Parks, is to begin Nov. 4.

Smith will direct his own script, which evolved from an episode of his long-running podcast with Scott Mosier.

"Tusk" is about a podcaster who "sets out to interview an eccentric, reclusive old seafarer, only to find himself a plaything in the gruesome plot of a deranged killer," a synopsis said.

Smith has previously indicated the podcaster in the movie will be held captive and forced to wear a walrus suit.

"Demarest is a director-driven company, and Kevin has always been at the top of our list of filmmakers with whom we want to work," Demarest Chief Executive Officer Sam Englebardt said in a statement.

Demarest Chairman William D. Johnson said, "We are hugely excited to see what results when Kevin applies his brilliant, twisted mind to classic horror film-making."

"I can't thank the good folks at Demarest enough for wading into weird waters with us," said Smith.

Smith's films include "Clerks," "Chasing Amy," "Dogma," "Jersey Girl," "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back" and "Red State."

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