‘Tusk’ Director Kevin Smith Praises Charlotte Film Crew

Haley Joel Osment, Kevin Smith, and Genesis Rodriguez on the Charlotte, North Carolina set of 'Tusk'.

Kevin Smith (Clerks, Red State) spent 15 days in Cramerton, North Carolina this past November shooting his new horror film Tusk, and the director recently praised his Charlotte-based film crew via his official Facebook page, where he also said he would love to shoot his next movie there as well!

Haley Joel Osment, Kevin Smith, and Genesis Rodriguez on the Charlotte, North Carolina set of 'Tusk'.
Haley Joel Osment, Kevin Smith, and Genesis Rodriguez on the Charlotte, North Carolina set of ‘Tusk’.

Smith recently posted some early artwork from the film, which you can see below, as well as the following shout-out to Charlotte!

“My Charlotte crew was incredible. Filmmakers all of them.

“Every department cared about this dopey flick more than they should’ve, considering we were so low budget and no-frills. And since it wasn’t the pay that was making ’em happy, you got the distinct impression each shoot day that everyone was doing it for the same reason I was: just to see if it could be done and what it would look like. I’d go back to Charlotte to shoot anything with these fine folks – including my own demise, so long as it let me work with them all again.

“We’re currently talking about shooting CLERKS III there next, and believe me, I’m gonna try to get every one of my fellow Tusketeers back for that flick – especially John Kretschmer, our brilliant production designer who breathed such vivid life into the Pippy Hill estate and the subterranean walrus enclave to life where we spend so much of the flick.”

How awesome is that?

Watch this site for any word on Clerks III as soon as we get it!

Written and directed by Kevin Smith and starring Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers), Michael Parks (Django Unchained), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense), and Genesis Rodriguez (Identity Thief)., Tusk follows a podcaster who sets out to interview an eccentric, reclusive old seafarer, only to find himself a plaything in the gruesome plot of a deranged killer.

The horror story was inspired by an episode of Smith’s long-running podcast, the award-winning SModcast.

Look for Tusk to terrify theaters in 2014.

You can get your first look at a poster for the film’s fictitious podcast below!

Art from 'Tusk', filmed in Charlotte, NC.

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