Clerks writer-director Kevin Smith’s Tusk with Michael Parks and Justin Long is a bit of a cult hit. And today, Smith says he has an idea for Tusk 2.
Smith says: “I’m shocked we got away with [Tusk] but I’ll be honest with you: I do have a story for Tusk 2. The great Michael Parks, who played Howard Howe, the man who turns Wallace into a Walrus, sadly passed away a couple of years ago…. But, in the ending of Tusk, if I wanted to be a commercial filmmaker which apparently I’ve never wanted to be, I would have ended the film when De La Pointe comes in and raises his shotgun and you’d just hear the walrus [scream] and that would be the end.”
He adds: “There’s a version of Tusk 2 that you do where you cut to the present, and somebody else gets sucked into the spider’s web. The house, you hear stories, and when you come to the house, the new Howard Howe is Wallace, who has gotten out of the walrus trappings and stuff and is obviously disturbed. By his whole ordeal and is now doing it to others. So there’s a way to do Tusk 2 where Justin becomes Michael Parks’s character….So yea, that’s possible. Tusk 2 is possible.”
Smith revealed this info during a live stream that ran on Jason Mewes’s Twitch channel and Smith’s own Facebook page. Check it out below.
Rated R for some disturbing violence/gore, language and sexual content, Tusk sports a 45% on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Tusk is pleasantly ridiculous and charmingly self-deprecating, but that isn’t enough to compensate for its thin, overstretched story.