Kevin Smith Announces Plans for a ‘Tusk’ Sequel Titled, ‘Tusks’
Kevin Smith isn’t finished with Tusk just yet. His 2014 film, followed a real-life ad that had been placed for a lonely and strange soul who was looking for a roommate with very strange prerequisites. The film saw Justin Long being savagely transformed into a walrus by way of insane body horror. Audiences were torn in half on this one. Either you hated it or you loved it. It was very strange and for a very niche group of horror folks.
The sequel is set to bring Wallace aka Justin Long out of his zoo enclosure to be rehabilitated. Sadly, it doesn’t go as planned. Smith has been wanting to tell the story for a while and with his brush with death and a massive heart attack he really wants to tell the story within the next couple of years.
“Early on I was always like, Well, eventually, they’ll take them out of that walrus skin and try to rehabilitate them. And just like Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight Returns, he’ll only ever see himself one way. Then he becomes the Howard Howe, Justin Long becomes the crazy guy who’s trying to turn people into something else, Chimera things, half-human and half-whatever. Last time it was walrus, this time…you’ll see.”
Smith went on during his Fatman Beyond podcast to explain, “Tusks,” it will be stylized as “Tusk$. “I would be stupid not to make what I’m calling Tusk$,” Smith said. “And yes, just like when Jim Cameron pitched Aliens, the ‘S’ in Tusks has a dollar sign through it, kids. It has everything to do with the plot of the story, but it’s also just me nakedly communicating my ambition that I’m going to correct the past. If you live long enough, sometimes you do sh-t just to be like…I don’t think we were wrong, I think we were early.”
Smith plans to release Tusk$ in 2024 and plans a roadshow-type release similar to the one he is doing for Clerks III.
John Wick in Development for a Sequel and a Video Game
John Wick 4 was a complete blast and the ending pointed at the odd fact that John Wick might actually be… dead. I didn’t believe it for a second. Not John Wick. The dude is a tank. Lionsgate has already greenlit development for a John Wick 5.
That isn’t all the studio has in store though. It also appears that we will receive a big triple-A game based on the Baba Yaga.
“What is official is that, as you know, Ballerina is the first spinoff that comes out next year,” President of Lionsgate Joe Drake said, “We’re in development on three others, including and including television series, “The Continental”, will be airing soon. And so, we’re building out the world and when that fifth movie comes, will be organic — will be organically grown out of how we’re starting to tell those stories. But you can rely on a regular cadence of John Wick.”
In addition to those awesome projects, we also have The Continental TV spinoff coming and a whole new Ballerina film based on the assassins introduced in John Wick 3.
The synopsis for John Wick 4 went like this:
With the price on his head ever increasing, legendary hit man John Wick takes his fight against the High Table global as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Japan to Berlin.
Are you guys excited about a John Wick 5 and a full-on, shoot-em-up video game based on Wick? Let us know in the comments section.
Tim Burton Documentary Features Winona Ryder, Johnny Depp, and Other Regulars
Tim Burton will always be a part of horror for us. He has a page indexed here and we love it. From Beetlejuice to Ed Wood the director has broken the mold time and time again. A documentary focused on Burton is headed to Cannes this year and will feature all of the director’s co-conspirators in action.
The four-part documentary features Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Jenna Ortega, composer Danny Elfman, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito, Mia Wasikowska, and Christoph Waltz. All of these awesome actors to talk about their time with Burton.
“Tim continues to build his aesthetic, the Burton-esque style, derived from a wealth of art, cinematic, and literary genres,” the release says “The documentary explores how Burton brings his vision to life through his own joyous idiosyncrasy and his ability to meld the ominous and the frightful with a sense of whimsy. Tim’s films are just the tip of the iceberg.”
The documentary will take us through Burton’s life and many adored films.
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‘The Last of Us’ Fans Have a Really Long Wait Till Second Season
The Last of Us was a big hit with fans. It brought in both fans of the game as well as new fans entirely. It managed to give gut punches in the feels and still managed to create a terrifying experience. That’s great and all but the long wait for fans isn’t going to be an easy one.
While the writers strike wages on and the powers that be drag their heels to give the writers the wages that they should be getting paid, it is not an easy ride for fans.
The Last of Us was already going to take a year at the minimum to get back to season 2 premiere. But with the writers strike in action those timelines have been pushed even further back.
Writer, Francesca Orsi of The Last of Us says that it looks like at the moment there could be a 2025 date in mind… and that is saying everything does work out.
“We will have to assess what is the end of the ’24 schedule, what are the shows that are going to be delivered for 2025. At this point, those shows that I’m looking to air wouldn’t necessarily be ready if this strike lasts six to nine months. So yes, that’s a big question for us, but I think we’ll cross that road once we come to it.” Orsi said.
We are all at the mercy of the writers and the hands that need to feed them. So, the wait could get really long depending on the amount of greed that the folks in charge have.
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