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At Comic-Con on Friday night, Kevin Smith premiered the trailer for his upcoming horror film, Tusk, the story of a podcaster who is drugged, kidnapped, and then surgically turned into a walrus by a retired sailor. The film stars Justin Long (Die Hard 4) and Michael Parks (Django Unchained), as well as Haley Joel Osment and Génesis Rodríguez, both of whom joined Smith on stage for the panel “The Musk of Tusk: An Evening With Kevin Smith.”
In the trailer, we’re introduced to Wallace (Long), a professional podcaster who travels around collecting stories and “interviewing strange or interesting people.” He’s coaxed up to Canada by a letter from Howard Howe (Parks), who claims to have a story from his seafaring days of shipwreck and then survival with the help of a walrus.
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- B.C. Edwards
Last night, filmmaker Kevin Smith took to the stage at Hall H of the San Diego Comic-Con to bring the curtain down on Friday’s festivities with The Musk of Tusk: An Evening with Kevin Smith, during which he debuted the very first trailer for his upcoming horror Tusk.
Spinning out of a podcast discussion, Tusk stars Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers) as a podcaster who falls foul of a deranged scientist played by Michael Parks (Red State). Think The Human Centipede, but with a walrus. And a horrific moustache.
Also featuring in the cast are Genesis Rodriquez (The Last Stand), Haley Joel Osmont (The Sixth Sense), Harley Morenstein (Epic Meal Time), Ralph Garman (Family Guy) and Johnny Depp (The Lone Ranger).
Anyway, take a look at the first trailer for Tusk here…
Tusk opens in the States on September 19th. No word on a UK release as yet.
- Gary Collinson
Ever heard of the tale of Nicolas Cage (The Rock) playing Superman? While some of us have seen the photos of Cage in his suit, and heard Kevin Smith’s hilarious take on the film during his An Evening With Kevin Smith DVD, many are still unaware that there was almost another Superman movie before Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns.
But now, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, documentary filmmaker Jon Schnepp has investigated the true story behind the aborted film in The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, which has had its first trailer debut online.
Superman Lives was set for release back in 1998/1999, and was going to be directed by Tim Burton (Batman), with Cage in the title role and Chris Rock (Lethal Weapon 4) as Jimmy Olsen. While some artwork and designs, and indeed a teaser poster have appeared online over the years, it seems as though everyone involved with the film, »
- Scott Davis
San Diego Comic-Con originally branded itself by aptly showing primarily comicbooks. Now, in its 45th year, the convention has become an entertainment haven, showcasing producers, stars, writers and hundreds of personalities to promote pop culture from July 23-27. View our tentative schedule of Comic-Con’s film panels and events below, with further updates as they are announced. Variety will be in attendance at Sdcc as well, bringing the news, interviews and important panel information to the web.
Variety’s constantly updating TV schedule for Sdcc can be found here.
“The Legacy and Return of Battlestar Galactica” (10:30 a.m., Room 6Bcf) Original series actors Richard Hatch, Jamie Bamber and Luciana Carro, as well as the show’s science consultant Dr. Kevin Grazier and auction producer Alec Peters, host a discussion on the upcoming movie. Surprise guests and theatrical trailers are planned.
“Godzilla and The Master of Monsters” (11:00 a. »
- Sebastian Torrelio
Longtime film aficionado (and sometimes filmmaker) Kevin Smith revealed on Twitter Thursday that A24 will release his horror thriller Tusk on Sept. 19, 2014. He also announced on the social media site that the trailer for his latest will premiere at his Comic-Con panel on July 25, one endearingly titled “The Musk of Tusk: An Evening with Kevin Smith.” Two of the film’s stars, Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment, will be present in Hall H next Friday, as well.
The thriller originated from an idea on the writer/director’s SModcast podcasts. Smith and producing pal Scott Mosier talked about a situation where a homeowner could live in a place free of charge if he or she agreed to dress as a walrus. Smith asked his Twitter followers to tweet “#WalrusYes” if this had potential to become a feature film. Alas, based on the movie’s title and teaser poster »
- Jordan Adler
Good news for Kevin Smith fans – of whom I consider myself. A24 has announced the release date for ‘Tusk’ and it’s Sept. 19th. ‘Tusk’ will be getting the Sdcc treatment when Kevin takes to Hall H for “The Musk of Tusk: An Evening With Kevin Smith.” Everyone is assuming a trailer will be making its debut and if it does – you know you’ll be able to find it here.
- Dave Dreher
Smith made the announcement on his Twitter account Thursday:
Let me tell you a story… tuskthemovie – In Theaters 9/19! Trailer debuts at my Comic-Con panel! instagram.com/p/qkFccQxy9r/—
KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 17, 2014
Originating from one of Smith’s SModcasts, it follows a journalist (Long) who encounters a worldwide adventurer (Parks) and finds himself a plaything in the gruesome plot of a deranged killer.
Smith will debut the trailer on July 25 at »
- Dave McNary
If you’re heading to Comic-Con next week, you can be among the first to see the first trailer for Kevin Smith’s Tusk. We have details on when and where you can check it out, plus the movie’s release date has been revealed.
“Tusk follows Wallace (Long) a journalist on a mission. He finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.”
Tusk is directed and written by Kevin Smith based on a conversation he had with friend Scott Mosier in the 259th episode of SModcast, titled The Walrus & The Carpenter. The film stars Justin Long as Wallace the journalist, Michael Parks as the walrus-obsessed Mr. Howe, Haley Joel Osment as Wallace’s best friend, and Genesis Rodriguez as Wallace’s girlfriend. A24 has announced that they will release Tusk to theaters on September 19th. »
- Jonathan James
A24 has set a September 19th release date for Kevin Smith's upcoming horror film Tusk. In the film, Michael Parks plays a creep who lures Justin Long’s character (a dude who runs a podcast) into his abode and then slowly turns him into a walrus. Genesis Rodriguez co-stars wth Haley Joel Osment. Tusk is getting the Hall H treatment at Comic-Con this month. Kevin Smith will take the stage for a panel called "The Musk of Tusk: An Evening With Kevin Smith."
- Ryan Turek
San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Friday, July 25, following the Thursday schedule that was released yesterday. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.
Friday, July 25
Good mornin'! What's better than a panel of one Cartoon Network Comedy? Two cartoon network comedies! That's right fans, prepare yourself for double the comedy, double the fun and double the friends with Uncle Grandpa and Clarence! Join the always-entertaining cast and crew for a behind-the-scenes look at two of the newest hit shows on Cartoon Network. It's woooooorth it. Appearing from Uncle Grandpa are creator Peter Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa), Kevin Michael Richardson (Mr. Gus), and Eric Bauza (Belly Bag). Appearing from »
We're back with the horror highlights of Day 2 of this year's Sdcc, and you better rest up! On tap are "The Walking Dead," "Bates Motel," "Sleepy Hollow," Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, Scream Factory, and More!
What you'll find below is just the tip of the iceberg (and it does include a few "fringe" panels that we thought might be interest). Be sure to visit the official San Diego Comic-Con 2014 website for the full lineup.
Day 2: Friday, July 25, 2014
10:00 Am - Publishers Weekly: Behind the Digital Line
As digital comics have become a driving force of the medium, more publishers and creators have launched digital first lines of comics. How do publishers and creators deal with the unique properties of the web and tablet? How do readers react? Are they an evolution from webcomics or their own medium? And how will technological evolution affect storytelling as more choices arise? Pw's »
- Debi Moore
11 items from 2014
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