Casting directors are now casting talent for Kevin Smith’s “Tusk” the horror film based on a Walrus currently filming in North Carolina.
Kevin Smith has revealed that he is planning to make a horror movie based on an advertisement featured in a newspaper.
Tusk, which will reportedly go into production in September, is inspired by an online ad offering free rent to anyone who dressed up as a walrus for two hours a day. The man had befriended a walrus called Gregory while living in Alaska and created a “realistic walrus costume” which should fit “people of average proportions”. The advertisement, which was pulled down after going viral, inspired Red State director Kevin Smith to write a Human Centipede-style horror movie.
“The listing was written eloquently and briefly mentioned that the writer had once been lost at sea, with a walrus he nicknamed Gregory as his only companion,” Smith wrote on his Facebook page.
“The listing got my creative juices flowing and I began reconstructing the whole thing as an old British Hammer horror film, in which a mad scientist intends to sew some hapless lodger into counterfeit blubber, creating a chimera in an effort to answer the ultimate riddle.”
Smith began developing the script for Tusk with his producer Scott Mosier, after the pair mentioned it in their podcast in June.
Quentin Tarantino, Justin Long and Michael Parks – the star of Smith’s Red State – are being lined up for roles in Tusk.
Still interested? See the following casting call information below for more details:
Kevin Smith’s “Tusk” Casting Call Information
- TUSK -Seeking a Caucasian Male 18 -25yrs. Should be able to also play 15 years or age as well as early 20’s. Should be slender with dark blonde or light brown hair. Will be portraying a younger Michael Parks. Please submit 2 current snapshot -one full length & one head/shoulder shot.
- TUSK -Seeking Caucasian BOY 10 yrs of age (or that could portray such). Should be slender with dark blonde or light brown hair. Will be portraying a young Michael Parks. Please submit 2 current snapshot -one full length & one head/shoulder shot.
All submissions must include the following information -2 Current Photos, Name, Age & Birthdate, Parent’s Name, Phone, City/State you reside, Height/Weight & clothing sizes.
ONLY those matching this description should submit to [email protected] with heading Teen/20’s MALE.