Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith

A24 will distribute Kevin Smith's latest, "TUSK." Currently in production, the "modern-day monster movie," written by Smith, stars Justin Long, Michael Parks and Genesis Rodriguez. A24 plans to release the film wide late next year.

"We had the privilege of visiting Kevin on the 'TUSK' set and seeing some of his early footage," said A24 in a statement. "We can say with certainty that this movie will blow people’s minds. Truly one you’ll have to see to believe."

Added Smith, "I'm as happy as the day Miramax bought 'Clerks' back in '94! We're so lucky A24 fell in love with our walrus picture and jumped in the pool with us. I was a big fan of how they released 'The Bling Ring' and 'Spring Breakers,' so I was praying 'TUSK' would take root there. If anyone knows how to bring this flick to the masses, it's them!"

Here's the synopsis per A24:

TUSK follows Wallace (Long) a journalist on a mission. He finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.