One of Kevin Smith’s most divisive films is in line for a follow-up, as he hints that’s he’s planning to make Tusk 2.
Kevin Smith is a filmmaker who does not seem to compromise. He has made exactly the films he wants to make, and has been more than forthcoming about experiences that were not so peachy.
As the long anticipated Clerks 3 is scheduled to hit UK cinemas on the 16th September, news has emerged that he is planning a sequel to Tusk, his dark horror comedy that sharply divided audience opinion upon release back in 2014.
Justin Long, talking to Slash Film, said that Smith recently contacted him about the sequel, saying that “He texted us all the other day, Haley [Joel Osment] and Genesis [Rodriguez], and he told us that he wanted to do it, and I thought it was a joke. And then I realized he was being serious. And then one of the [other] interviewers said ‘Yeah, he said the same to me.'”
Tusk told the story of arrogant podcaster Wallace, played by Long, who ends up interviewing mysterious recluse Howard Howe. To say any more would spoil it for those who haven’t seen it, but suffice it to say that things go downhill very, very quickly. And Tusk-y.
It’s not the first long in gestation Smith sequel, with a follow up to his 1999 film Mallrats being mooted more than once, being in various stages of development hell. As of 2022, this sequel is in the early stages of pre-production, with Smith having completed a screenplay that is currently titled Twilight Of The Mallrats. Smith posted on Twitter last year that he had written a character for Jay And Silent Bob Reboot star Aparna Brielle, and that Shannen Doherty is set to reprise her role as Rene from the original. More on that as we hear it.
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