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Comic-Con: Kevin Smith's 'Tusk' First Look Trailer Released (Video)

Starring Justin Long, the bizarre horror film inspired by a joke segment on Smith's podcast also stars Johnny Depp and Haley Joel Osment.

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"Tusk" is Kevin Smith's first film since 2011's "Red State."

Writer, director, producer and podcaster Kevin Smith is back with a new film Tusk.

Starring Justin Long as an intrepid podcaster seeking out weird and wonderful stories, Tusk takes a mysterious turn when Long's character goes missing in the Manitoba woods while interviewing the enigmatic Mr. Howe. 

In a surreal twist, Long's girlfriend and best friend race to find him before Mr. Howe turns him into a "walrus."

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The inspiration for the film came during a joke segment on the 259th edition of Smith's SModcast podcast. Smith says it took six months from a joke on a podcast to filming Tusk.

Tusk will be in theaters Sept. 19. The film also stars Johnny Depp, Haley Joel OsmentGenesis Rodriguez, Michael Parks and Ralph Garman

See the trailer for Tusk below.