A24 and Demarest Films have teamed up on Kevin Smith's latest film Tusk. The film, which stars Justin Long, Michael Parks, Genesis Rodriguez, and Haley Joel Osment, was born out of one of Kevin Smith's immensely popular SModcasts. Currently in production, the modern-day monster movie was also written by Smith. Sam Englebardt, David Greathouse, and Shannon McIntosh are producing.
A24 plans for a wide release of the film in the third quarter of 2014. The studio had this to say in a statement.
"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."
Writer-director Kevin Smith also released the following statement.
"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!"
Demarest's Sam Englebardt added his own statement.
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