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Fantastic Fest's 2014 Line-Up Includes Kevin Smith's 'Tusk,' 'The Babadook,' 'ABCs of Death 2' & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 5, 2014 12:28 PM
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Fall festival season is fast approaching, with the Venice Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival and the New York Film Festival each unveiling glimpses of their lineups over the last few weeks. But let's not forget their deviant little Texan cousin, Fantastic Fest. The genre-led festival in Austin, which like the more established events is essentially spring break for movie buffs but with karaoke and queso instead of sex and drugs, is heading into its tenth year and just announced the first additions to its 2014 line-up.

TIFF Adds Films From Kevin Smith, Michael Winterbottom, Roy Andersson, Sion Sono & More To 2014 Lineup

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2014 10:24 AM
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TIFF, 2014
With a first wave of titles announced last week, the Toronto International Film Festival continues to add to its 2014 slate, unveiling the lineups for various special programs today.

Kevin Smith Reveals 'Tusk' First Part Of Loose Trilogy & 'Imitation Game' Director Morten Tyldum Sets 'Chain Of Events'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2014 9:18 AM
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Kevin Smith Jersey Girl
After a brief time where it seems he lost his moviemaking mojo, Kevin Smith is back and working at a more furious pace than ever. Rather like a hockey jersey festooned James Franco, Smith has several irons in the fire at once with podcasts, TV shows and books, amounting to a mini-media empire. Now, he seems ready to reclaim his director's chair: This fall he'll unveil his horror project "Tusk." As he told a Comic-Con panel this weekend, the movie is the first installment of a trilogy.

Watch: First Twisted Trailer For Kevin Smith’s Bizarro Low-Budget Horror Movie ‘Tusk’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • July 25, 2014 11:07 PM
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Tusk
Kevin Smith has really done an about face in the last few years. In 2012, just after his mooted hockey film project “Hit Somebody” went south, the director decided to change gears and write a “Clerks 3” movie. He then even essentially announced his retirement on Twitter, claiming the third ‘Clerks’ film would be final feature (there was some plan for “Hit Somebody” to be a TV mini-series, but that hasn’t panned out yet).

Kevin Smith Talks 'Batman v. Superman' Rumors, Says 'Clerks 3' Will Still Happen & Reveals 'Tusk' Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 8, 2014 2:50 PM
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Give Kevin Smith an inch and he'll go a mile... The past few days have seen the director at the center of rumors saying that he had written a fake "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice" script to throw off fanboys and movie sites, while also revealing that the Weinsteins had passed on financing his $6 million "Clerks 3." Well, he addresses both of those things and more today over on his blog, Silent Bob Speaks.

Kevin Smith Provides Update On 'Clerks 3,' Planning 'Tusk' Spinoff & Is At Center Of Latest 'Batman v. Superman' Rumor

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2014 10:25 AM
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Kevin Smith Jersey Girl
Even though he doesn't even have a movie in theaters, the chatty Kevin Smith has been generating a lot of print over the last few days. The gushing comments about his "Star Wars: Episode 7" set visit made the rounds on the July 4th weekend, and waking up this morning, it seems the filmmaker has even more to share about a couple of projects on his plate. And just for the hell of it, he's at the heart of latest rumor surrounding "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice."

Johnny Depp Is In Kevin Smith's 'Tusk' According To Justin Long

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2014 5:26 PM
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Transcendence, Johnny Depp
Okay, here's an odd one. So, Justin Long was interviewed by Long Island News Day, in a piece published a few weeks ago. But it has picked up interest because the actor seemingly randomly name dropped/humblebragged about a major star popping up in Kevin Smith's forthcoming "Tusk." Either that or something went horribly awry in the transcription process.

Kevin Smith Says 'Clerks 3' To Shoot In May, Teases 'Tusk' For Cannes, Writing Rapture Flick 'Helena Handbag'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 31, 2013 9:17 AM
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Kevin Smith Clerks
If Kevin Smith and Jay Z have anything in common, it's that they have a very loose interpretation of the word "retirement." If you recall, the filmmaker who once flirted with packing it all in following "Red State," has done anything but. While it looks like his once-mooted hockey epic "Hit Somebody" is sitting on the backburner somewhere, he's already wrapped on his next flick, the horror "Tusk," and it seems that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Hugh Jackman Eyes Spy Flick 'Section 6,' Angelina Jolie Pads Out 'Unbroken' Cast & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2013 5:41 PM
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Hugh Jackman
For up-and-coming screenwriter Aaron Berg his first screenplay sale couldn't have gone any better. His script, titled "Section 6," sparked a bidding war, with Universal nabbing the rights and paying a cool $1.2 million for his thriller that "follows the World War I-era formation of British intelligence agency MI6 and its first director, Sir George Mansfield Cummings, who served as the inspiration for M in the 'James Bond' series." With a logline like that, it's no wonder that Hugh Jackman has taken a look at the material, while Justin Lin and Brett Ratner have also shown an interest as directors. No one is formally attached yet, but it's safe to say this one is going to get some major talent.

Kevin Smith Tried To Get Quentin Tarantino To Take A Role In His Horror Movie 'Tusk'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • October 10, 2013 9:39 AM
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Kevin Smith took some people by surprise late last month when he announced that his next directorial project wouldn’t be “Clerks III,” but instead, a horror film called “Tusk.” The project will star Michael Parks as a mad scientist who, in Smith’s own words, “intends to sew some hapless lodger into counterfeit blubber, creating a chimera in an effort to answer the ultimate riddle, ‘Is man, indeed, a walrus at heart?’ ” Wow, well, alright then.

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