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Kevin Smith wants Michael Parks and Quentin Tarantino to star in Tusk, his "walrus centipede" horror film

07.24.2013

All right, so I'm sure you've come here for the crazy, so let's jump in shall we? Apparently, Kevin Smith dropped the news that while perusing the news one day (and likely high) he came across a story that intrigued him so much that the turned it into a horror script called TUSK. So, what in the hell is TUSK? I'm glad you asked. TUSK is described by Smith as "a cuddly HUMAN CENTIPEDE" which will take the true-life story of a man stranded on an island with a walrus, whom he misses so much after returning home that he puts an ad in the paper for a roommate...a walrus roommate. No, not a real walrus, mind you, but an actual human being who will "dress like a walrus" for 2 hours a day and basically play the part. What, you don't believe me? Take a look at the original ad and then come on back.

Smith called this “the most f**ked-up, absurd movie ever” during his panel in Hall H during Comic Con. Smith also said that he has sent the script out to his RED STATE star Michael Parks and that he wants Quentin Tarantino to play the walrus roommate. And, according to Twitter, Smith is wasting no time with the film set to shoot in September.

So, it appears that, as many of us suspected, Kevin Smith is far from retiring anytime soon. With CLERKS 3 on the way and his long-in-development hockey project floating around somewhere, the writer/director isn't showing any signs of quitting. It also appears that he may be smoking too much weed while reading the news. That said, a human centipede-like horror flick with Michael Parks and Quentin Tarantino? Man, if that happened I wouldn't be able to resist the absurdity.

What do you think? Is this the movie you've been waiting for from Smith or has he lost his damn mind?
 

Extra Tidbit: I'm kind of waiting for this all to be reported as completely bogus and that it was all some kind of ruse. That's how crazy it is.
Source: SmodcastTwitter

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12:03AM on 07/25/2013
I remember when he was "retiring"
I remember when he was "retiring"
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11:57PM on 07/24/2013
If this really comes to fruition and Tarantino signs on to play the part of the walrus, I wonder if he'll act like he did while promoting DJANGO UNCHAINED.
If this really comes to fruition and Tarantino signs on to play the part of the walrus, I wonder if he'll act like he did while promoting DJANGO UNCHAINED.
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8:49PM on 07/24/2013
Out of all the possible movie premises that have come out of smodcast, wouldn't have gone with this one, but I'm cool w/ Smith continuing to make movies, at least i think i am
Out of all the possible movie premises that have come out of smodcast, wouldn't have gone with this one, but I'm cool w/ Smith continuing to make movies, at least i think i am
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8:43PM on 07/24/2013

no

just no.
just no.
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6:16PM on 07/24/2013

Wilfred?

Isn't this already on FX under the name Wilfred? Replace dog with walrus.
Isn't this already on FX under the name Wilfred? Replace dog with walrus.
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4:54PM on 07/24/2013
Looking at the thumbs up/down ratio for the pro and anti strikebacks you'd think Kevin Smith has been round here with a merry band of cronies.

Personally I have no qualm with the man's (recent) work, I liked Clerks II and loved Red State but I wish he'd pipe down a bit with sucking his own dick. I know he's just doing it to get his scripts greenlit but a slight sense of humility goes a long way.
Looking at the thumbs up/down ratio for the pro and anti strikebacks you'd think Kevin Smith has been round here with a merry band of cronies.

Personally I have no qualm with the man's (recent) work, I liked Clerks II and loved Red State but I wish he'd pipe down a bit with sucking his own dick. I know he's just doing it to get his scripts greenlit but a slight sense of humility goes a long way.
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3:51PM on 07/24/2013
I am one of the few people who have enjoyed all Smiths films outside of the View Askew world. Glad to see him tackling new subjects and genres.
I am one of the few people who have enjoyed all Smiths films outside of the View Askew world. Glad to see him tackling new subjects and genres.
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3:11PM on 07/24/2013
kevin smith is getting really weird these days. movie jail nominee?
kevin smith is getting really weird these days. movie jail nominee?
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5:22PM on 07/24/2013
I believe he was already voted 'Not Guilty' w/ flying colors.

Not by me though . . .
I believe he was already voted 'Not Guilty' w/ flying colors.

Not by me though . . .
2:49PM on 07/24/2013

Interesting

I would rather see it as a comedy with Simon Pegg as the walrus lover with Nick Frost playing the roommate/walrus.
I would rather see it as a comedy with Simon Pegg as the walrus lover with Nick Frost playing the roommate/walrus.
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1:17PM on 07/24/2013
No one actually thought he was retiring, right?

Where would the drama and resultant attention be in the that? I am perfectly willing to accept that there are some people that still enjoy a Kevin Smith film. I don't, but so what? But even his most staunch defenders have to recognize at this point that his personal drama and absurd behavior drastically outweighs any recognition he receives for his film work. He is rapidly becoming a cinema world Kardashian. He may be there already because no
No one actually thought he was retiring, right?

Where would the drama and resultant attention be in the that? I am perfectly willing to accept that there are some people that still enjoy a Kevin Smith film. I don't, but so what? But even his most staunch defenders have to recognize at this point that his personal drama and absurd behavior drastically outweighs any recognition he receives for his film work. He is rapidly becoming a cinema world Kardashian. He may be there already because no one really cares about his work anymore.

If he spent half the time on his films that he does on battling his online demons and waging petty personal wars in the media he could...still pump out really mediocre films because he just isn't very talented. But he would at least be respectable. Now he is simply, as he might phrase it, clown shoes.
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1:30PM on 07/24/2013
The problem with comparing Kevin Smith to Kim Kardashian is that Smith has actually produced something of worth. Ask anyone why Kevin Smith is famous. The answer? "Clerks." Ask anyone why Kim Kardashian is famous? Crickets.
The problem with comparing Kevin Smith to Kim Kardashian is that Smith has actually produced something of worth. Ask anyone why Kevin Smith is famous. The answer? "Clerks." Ask anyone why Kim Kardashian is famous? Crickets.
1:58PM on 07/24/2013
Clerks isn't something of worth. Especially if you've tried watching it lately. If Smith moved beyond 1993, he might have a shot at doing some decent second director work. As it stands, thousands of current film students are far more talented than this ass-clown will ever hope to be. Unfortunately, not all of them will get the opportunities Smith has pissed away over the years.
Clerks isn't something of worth. Especially if you've tried watching it lately. If Smith moved beyond 1993, he might have a shot at doing some decent second director work. As it stands, thousands of current film students are far more talented than this ass-clown will ever hope to be. Unfortunately, not all of them will get the opportunities Smith has pissed away over the years.
3:00PM on 07/24/2013
@Moviebuffoon32- I recognized the flaw in that comparison as I typed it, but she is the most ready example of fame-whoredom so I went with it. You are correct, though. Smith has actually produced things. The worth of those things is subjective and irrelevant. He has spent years of toil creating something, which no Kardashian has ever nor will ever do.

A more apt comparison might be Amanda Bynes. Someone that started with some promise but failed to live up to expectations and was slowly
@Moviebuffoon32- I recognized the flaw in that comparison as I typed it, but she is the most ready example of fame-whoredom so I went with it. You are correct, though. Smith has actually produced things. The worth of those things is subjective and irrelevant. He has spent years of toil creating something, which no Kardashian has ever nor will ever do.

A more apt comparison might be Amanda Bynes. Someone that started with some promise but failed to live up to expectations and was slowly driven insane by waning recognition and stardom.
1:05PM on 07/24/2013
I'll never understand the amount of vitriol Kevin Smith receives in the comments on these articles. Yes, he can be a little too high on himself at times, but it is clear that the man loves movies. He is, essentially, a fanboy who made it in Hollywood. And if he continues to generate original films, I'm all for it. If you don't like his movies, you don't have to watch them.
I'll never understand the amount of vitriol Kevin Smith receives in the comments on these articles. Yes, he can be a little too high on himself at times, but it is clear that the man loves movies. He is, essentially, a fanboy who made it in Hollywood. And if he continues to generate original films, I'm all for it. If you don't like his movies, you don't have to watch them.
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2:14PM on 07/24/2013
And trust me when I say that yeah, not a lot of people are going to watch them....
And trust me when I say that yeah, not a lot of people are going to watch them....
5:22PM on 07/24/2013
I could care less when he's high on himself. It's when he's low on others, particularly those WAY more talented than him, that bugs me . . .
I could care less when he's high on himself. It's when he's low on others, particularly those WAY more talented than him, that bugs me . . .
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1:03PM on 07/24/2013

Has

Has any body seen jay and silent bobs cartoon movie yet?
Has any body seen jay and silent bobs cartoon movie yet?
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12:31PM on 07/24/2013
Well thank god for the weed, huh?
Well thank god for the weed, huh?
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12:24PM on 07/24/2013

I was wondering when you guys were going to pick this up.

There is nothing I want to see more right now than that Walrus movie. This needs to happen. #WalrusYes

This is just ludicrous and I love it, I want to see this shit. How is a Sharknado movie anymore legitimate an idea than a man being surgically mutilated in to a Walrus movie?
There is nothing I want to see more right now than that Walrus movie. This needs to happen. #WalrusYes

This is just ludicrous and I love it, I want to see this shit. How is a Sharknado movie anymore legitimate an idea than a man being surgically mutilated in to a Walrus movie?
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12:22PM on 07/24/2013
LMMFAO, you're kidding right!? This was all a joke movie idea he pitched while high on Smodcast, NONE of this is real! Meanwhile the guy does a panel in Hall H and no one has any legit Clerks III news!? What in the hell is happening to internet reporting? First that bogus J.J. Abrams rumor about him leaving Episode VII and now this? SMFH!
LMMFAO, you're kidding right!? This was all a joke movie idea he pitched while high on Smodcast, NONE of this is real! Meanwhile the guy does a panel in Hall H and no one has any legit Clerks III news!? What in the hell is happening to internet reporting? First that bogus J.J. Abrams rumor about him leaving Episode VII and now this? SMFH!
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12:32PM on 07/24/2013
The news on Clerks 3 is that there is no news. The Weinsteins have the script and like a month to pass or give it a green light. Tusk was written while Kev was waiting to hear back on Clerks. The end.
The news on Clerks 3 is that there is no news. The Weinsteins have the script and like a month to pass or give it a green light. Tusk was written while Kev was waiting to hear back on Clerks. The end.
12:18PM on 07/24/2013

Go away........just please go away.......

I want to start a kick starter just for him to just go away. Be a movie critic or something no need for you to hang around a trying to be relevant.
I want to start a kick starter just for him to just go away. Be a movie critic or something no need for you to hang around a trying to be relevant.
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5:15PM on 07/24/2013
He just might be a worse critic than he is a filmmaker. All he does is smugly piss over the work of people w/ infinitely more talent . . .
He just might be a worse critic than he is a filmmaker. All he does is smugly piss over the work of people w/ infinitely more talent . . .
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12:14PM on 07/24/2013
Idk about this one. It sounds interesting though. I loved smith's Red State and if tarenteno has anything to do w/ it ill give it a shot but I just don't know at this point.
Idk about this one. It sounds interesting though. I loved smith's Red State and if tarenteno has anything to do w/ it ill give it a shot but I just don't know at this point.
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12:06PM on 07/24/2013

D:

Bleh.
Bleh.
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12:05PM on 07/24/2013

Huh?

Hows this have anything to do with Human centipede at all ? LOL. Will this person like tape the walrus costum mouths to other peoples asses. And I don't think I want smith to make another horror movie after RED STATE that movie was boring as fuck, the end was the coolest thing.
Hows this have anything to do with Human centipede at all ? LOL. Will this person like tape the walrus costum mouths to other peoples asses. And I don't think I want smith to make another horror movie after RED STATE that movie was boring as fuck, the end was the coolest thing.
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12:01PM on 07/24/2013
Just go away, Kevin Smith. Talentless hack.
Just go away, Kevin Smith. Talentless hack.
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11:51AM on 07/24/2013
Wow, pic makes Tarantino look a LOT like Bob Hope.

And this idea is terrible. And so is Kevin Smith . . .
Wow, pic makes Tarantino look a LOT like Bob Hope.

And this idea is terrible. And so is Kevin Smith . . .
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11:48AM on 07/24/2013
This is supposed to be a horror movie? It sounds like a comedy....granted a really bad comedy, but definitely not a horror movie.
This is supposed to be a horror movie? It sounds like a comedy....granted a really bad comedy, but definitely not a horror movie.
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11:46AM on 07/24/2013

That's It!

You will never convince me that Marijuana is a "harmless drug."
You will never convince me that Marijuana is a "harmless drug."
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11:38AM on 07/24/2013
I think he's being serious. I listen to Kevin Smith's and Scott Mosier's SModcast where this idea was thought up and he says he's almost done with the 80-90 page script.
I think he's being serious. I listen to Kevin Smith's and Scott Mosier's SModcast where this idea was thought up and he says he's almost done with the 80-90 page script.
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11:36AM on 07/24/2013
Considering Tarantino likes American Idol, starred in Little Nicky and actually thinks Inglorious Basterds is his masterpiece, it wouldn't surprise me if the guy said yes.
Considering Tarantino likes American Idol, starred in Little Nicky and actually thinks Inglorious Basterds is his masterpiece, it wouldn't surprise me if the guy said yes.
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6:06PM on 07/24/2013
Inglorious Basterds isnt a masterpiece?
Inglorious Basterds isnt a masterpiece?
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11:32AM on 07/24/2013

Hope he was not being serious...

If he was being serious I think its time he just stopped making movies. Actually now that I think about it, he probably should have stopped making movies 10 years ago.
If he was being serious I think its time he just stopped making movies. Actually now that I think about it, he probably should have stopped making movies 10 years ago.
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11:40AM on 07/24/2013
Truer words were never said.
Truer words were never said.
11:52AM on 07/24/2013
I think it was time he stopped making movies YEARS ago . . .
I think it was time he stopped making movies YEARS ago . . .
11:52AM on 07/24/2013
He should've stopped at Clerks 2. That would've been the perfect movie to end a career on : going back on the characters that started it.
He should've stopped at Clerks 2. That would've been the perfect movie to end a career on : going back on the characters that started it.
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