Tusk’s origin is fascinating to me, both as a podcaster (check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast, by the way) and as a movie fan. On June 25th 2013, Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier recorded “The Walrus and the Carpenter“, an episode of their Smodcast podcast in which they stumbled into developing the movie that would become Tusk.
A year later Smith appeared on The Nerdist and talked about the process that went into developing the movie on the air and then creating it. Tusk is and always will be the first movie based off of a podcast. That’s something that is clearly a source of pride for Kevin Smith, as it should be. Unfortunately, I really wish the finished product was as strong as the story behind the scenes. Continue reading