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Which super mega star is joining Kevin Smith's Tusk?

Apr. 11, 2014by:

Okay, Super Mega Star might be a bit much but most people know who Johnny Depp is. Id be surprised if I met someone who didnt. I even know people who are horrible with names who remember Mr. Depp. I just dont usually ask them what movie they remember him from. Something something Tim Burton.

That said, Johnny Depp will be boarding Kevin Smiths TUSK. The story centers on a journalist (Justin Long) who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses. Sounds a little kooky right? Long actually gave away the actors name in an interview with Long Island Newsday. When asked what film projects he was working on next, Long answered, It's called "Tusk." Johnny Depp is in that one.

Smith got fangirly on twitter before Long let it slip:

Hey, I dont blame him. I get all fangirly over Depp too.

The Wrap states that Depp is likely to play a French-Canadian inspector named Guy Lapointe, who investigates the bizarre case of a man trapped in a walrus costume.

What are you guys thinking of Tusk so far?

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10:36AM on 04/14/2014
I think this sounds very interesting and awesome. Most of kevin smiths comedies are great and I think Red State is a highly underrated movie! I loved it. I think the guy is smart and talented and I also believe that Depp for the most part picks great movies to be in.
I think this sounds very interesting and awesome. Most of kevin smiths comedies are great and I think Red State is a highly underrated movie! I loved it. I think the guy is smart and talented and I also believe that Depp for the most part picks great movies to be in.
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9:29AM on 04/13/2014
God..........Kevin Smith.
The man only knows how to make awkward comedies that really don't age well. Something tells me this will end up being a huge mess.
God..........Kevin Smith.
The man only knows how to make awkward comedies that really don't age well. Something tells me this will end up being a huge mess.
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10:58PM on 04/12/2014

It's amazing how they kept that underwraps as long as they did.

Because holy shiet.
I'm glad Tarantino turned down the part now.
This is going to be just the weirdest goddamn movie.
Because holy shiet.
I'm glad Tarantino turned down the part now.
This is going to be just the weirdest goddamn movie.
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8:04PM on 04/12/2014

Awesome

Like him or not, you have to admire what he's doing now. He's only making the movies that he wants to see and get made. Not having to deal with the studio system or the usual hollywood BS. He has a wacky weird idea, and just goes out and makes it. Not too many film makers that have a name are doing that, they all usually always fold and make whatever the studio forces them to.
Like him or not, you have to admire what he's doing now. He's only making the movies that he wants to see and get made. Not having to deal with the studio system or the usual hollywood BS. He has a wacky weird idea, and just goes out and makes it. Not too many film makers that have a name are doing that, they all usually always fold and make whatever the studio forces them to.
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6:10PM on 04/12/2014
scott mosier should have gotten the role
scott mosier should have gotten the role
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10:56PM on 04/12/2014
Betting Mosier plays one of the previous attempted human walruses.
Betting Mosier plays one of the previous attempted human walruses.
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2:36PM on 04/12/2014

Sounds terrible....

I heard him talking about this on his podcast and it just sounds horrible. When is the last time he made a movie that was actually good? Smith's career is done. It's a shame, but he's just not motivated to do anything interesting anymore.
I heard him talking about this on his podcast and it just sounds horrible. When is the last time he made a movie that was actually good? Smith's career is done. It's a shame, but he's just not motivated to do anything interesting anymore.
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1:32PM on 04/12/2014
Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks 2...
shame on the people who have turned on Kevin Smith. Shame on you.
Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks 2...
shame on the people who have turned on Kevin Smith. Shame on you.
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2:31PM on 04/12/2014
Shame on us not liking the fact that a director has made 8 years of bad movies in a row? We're supposed to "not turn on Kevin Smith"? Did I miss the memo where I had become part of a club where I wasn't allowed to dislike bad movies?
Shame on us not liking the fact that a director has made 8 years of bad movies in a row? We're supposed to "not turn on Kevin Smith"? Did I miss the memo where I had become part of a club where I wasn't allowed to dislike bad movies?
2:38PM on 04/12/2014
Yes
Yes
4:44PM on 04/12/2014
Shame on you for being a non-sensical douche.

I like Kevin Smith's movies but I'm sorry, your post (and your reply to Des1) makes absolutely no sense.
Shame on you for being a non-sensical douche.

I like Kevin Smith's movies but I'm sorry, your post (and your reply to Des1) makes absolutely no sense.
8:49PM on 04/12/2014
Yes
Yes
1:41AM on 04/14/2014
You're an idiot.
You're an idiot.
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7:49AM on 04/12/2014
This is a turn for the best! I feel like Kevin Smith has been riding on his Clerks fame to get support for his films, and a lot of them have been (be honest) mediocre at best. Depp is a huge actor, one who can choose just about any role he wants. If he's in for this, I am too.
This is a turn for the best! I feel like Kevin Smith has been riding on his Clerks fame to get support for his films, and a lot of them have been (be honest) mediocre at best. Depp is a huge actor, one who can choose just about any role he wants. If he's in for this, I am too.
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2:28AM on 04/12/2014
this

is great news

apparently alotta people are jealous of mista smith
this

is great news

apparently alotta people are jealous of mista smith
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1:32AM on 04/12/2014
Well it's certainly different for Depp. Still think he would make for a perfect Doctor Strange.
Well it's certainly different for Depp. Still think he would make for a perfect Doctor Strange.
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7:52AM on 04/12/2014
I think you're right about Depp making a great Dr. Strange, but I honestly think he would be too similar to RDJ. I'd rather Marvel take their human connection in another direction.
I think you're right about Depp making a great Dr. Strange, but I honestly think he would be too similar to RDJ. I'd rather Marvel take their human connection in another direction.
3:38PM on 04/12/2014
The Johnny Depp from early in his career, yes. The Captain Jack Sparrow/Tonto/Dark Shadows Depp? Not so much.....
The Johnny Depp from early in his career, yes. The Captain Jack Sparrow/Tonto/Dark Shadows Depp? Not so much.....
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1:23AM on 04/12/2014
Retirement from directing until he feels he has a good idea again - is not retirement.
Retirement from directing until he feels he has a good idea again - is not retirement.
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12:07AM on 04/12/2014
Sounds like an interesting movie for Kevin Smith to be making. While he's not a terrible director, he does one kind of movie really well. I liked Red State, but it was fairly uneven. Whenever he strays outside that Clerks/Chasing Amy/Dogma world where everyone talks like Kevin Smith, the results tend to be pretty mixed.
Sounds like an interesting movie for Kevin Smith to be making. While he's not a terrible director, he does one kind of movie really well. I liked Red State, but it was fairly uneven. Whenever he strays outside that Clerks/Chasing Amy/Dogma world where everyone talks like Kevin Smith, the results tend to be pretty mixed.
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11:39PM on 04/11/2014
That's weird but also interesting casting. My only gripe here is that Kevin has basically stated that he was making this "just to be weird" for the sake of being weird. The thing about somebody like David Lynch being weird is that it comes from an honest place, not this artificial "kooky" concoction.
That's weird but also interesting casting. My only gripe here is that Kevin has basically stated that he was making this "just to be weird" for the sake of being weird. The thing about somebody like David Lynch being weird is that it comes from an honest place, not this artificial "kooky" concoction.
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11:16PM on 04/11/2014
I think the career path Depp should continue on is stuff like Transcendence.
I think the career path Depp should continue on is stuff like Transcendence.
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11:12PM on 04/11/2014

The only thing "super mega"

Is the size of that hockey jersey he always wears. He's also talentless.
Is the size of that hockey jersey he always wears. He's also talentless.
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12:00AM on 04/12/2014
I know, I'm amazed they could find a pic of Johnny Depp without that damn hockey jersey...
I know, I'm amazed they could find a pic of Johnny Depp without that damn hockey jersey...
12:13AM on 04/12/2014
He's not "talentless," he has just ruined whatever talent he had by living the last ten years constantly high. Have you ever been around someone who got stoned constantly? They have absolutely no judgement on what is funny or clever anymore. The worst part is that he's convinced himself that all of his failures have been because he isn't making smaller movies to entertain himself. He doesn't believe for a second that all the pot has anything to do with it (pretty much like every other
He's not "talentless," he has just ruined whatever talent he had by living the last ten years constantly high. Have you ever been around someone who got stoned constantly? They have absolutely no judgement on what is funny or clever anymore. The worst part is that he's convinced himself that all of his failures have been because he isn't making smaller movies to entertain himself. He doesn't believe for a second that all the pot has anything to do with it (pretty much like every other addict I've ever met).
10:46PM on 04/11/2014
Put whoever you want in your movies Kevin, they will still suck all sorts of ass.
Put whoever you want in your movies Kevin, they will still suck all sorts of ass.
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11:10PM on 04/11/2014
Suck ass? I'd like to say that's your opinion but I'm sure you already know that. Instead I'll just say...Snoogins! Silent Bob is in the hizouse!
Suck ass? I'd like to say that's your opinion but I'm sure you already know that. Instead I'll just say...Snoogins! Silent Bob is in the hizouse!
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