Horror-Comedy Tusk to Open Fantastic Fest 2014
Kevin Smith’s horror-comedy pic, “Tusk,” will headline the 10th edition of the annual Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. Read on for more details on this story.
According to Deadline, Fantastic Fest has announced that Kevin Smith’s horror-comedy “Tusk” will open the 10th edition of film festival. The film stars Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Génesis Rodríguez and Johnny Depp. Itfollows Wallace Bryton, played by Justin Long, who goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Mr. Howe. His best friend and girlfriend team up with an ex-cop to look for him. Distribution will be handled by A24 and will be released on Sept. 19, 2014 after making its debut at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Smith is known for his low-budget comedy “Clerks,” which he wrote, directed, co-produced and acted and which has also fostered a sequel. Smith also directed and produced films such as the buddy cop action comedy, “Cop Out,” as well as the horror film “Red State.”
“Tusk” will headline a lineup of premiering films from filmmakers coming from Los Angeles to Latvia, including horror sequels such as “ABCs of Death 2” and “V/H/S Viral.” Fantastic Fest is an annual film festival held in Austin, Texas and was founded in 2005 by Tim League of Alamo Drafthouse, Harry Knowles of Ain’t It Cool News, Paul Alvarado-Dykstra, and Tim McCanlies. The festival focuses on film genres such as horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, Asian, and cult. It also features many themed parties, outings, food/film “feasts” and other events that are signature hallmarks of the original Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, which will now include “The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail,” a live version of a comedy show starring Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani and a Leonard Maltin-themed trivia tournament.
Here is a list of films premiering in the 10th annual Fantastic Fest:
ABCs OF DEATH 2
BRO’s BEFORE HO’s
CLOSER TO GOD
DANGER 5 – SERIES 2
HIGH FIVE (RELOCOS Y REPASADOS)
THE INCIDENT (EL INCIDENTE)
JACKY IN THE KINGDOM OF WOMEN (JACKY AU ROYAUME DES FEMMES)
KUNG FU ELLIOT
MALTIN’S GAME TOURNAMENT
LOCAL GOD (DIOS LOCAL)
THE MAN IN THE ORANGE JACKET
THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH & KUMAIL
STILL LIFE (NATURALEZA MUERTA)
Fantastic Fest will be held on Sept. 18–25, 2014. That’s it for the horror-comedy, ‘Tusk,” which will open Fantastic Fest 2014. For more details on upcoming movies, TV shows, celebs and events, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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