Remember when Apple's ads were more about witty repartee than about how its devices could alter the fate of humanity for the better?
Clerks auteur Kevin Smith is planning a project that moviegoers can really sink their teeth into. The proposed film is called Tusk, and it's based on an elaborate (and thankfully bogus) roommate-wanted ad placed in June by prankster Chris Parkinson from Brighton, England. Parkinson wrote that he was pining away for his deceased walrus pal, Gregory, offering free rent to anyone willing to wear a walrus costume and make walrus noises for a couple of hours each day. (What, no complimentary bucket of chum for breakfast?) Smith explains his creative vision in a Hollywood Reporter blog post: "I began reconstructing the whole thing as an old British Hammer horror film, in which a mad scientist intends to sew some hapless lodger into counterfeit blubber, creating a chimera in an effort to answer the ultimate riddle, 'Is man, indeed, a walrus at heart?'" It's a question we've all pondered at one time or another, that's for sure.