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Welcome back from the long weekend, if you had one. Here’s what you may have missed in the wonderful world of sequel news:

  • Writer Adam Horowitz offers a little Tron 3 update
  • Vanilla Ice really wants to be in the new Ninja Turtles
  • Kevin Smith hopes to release Clerks 3 in November 2014
  • The Aliens vs. Predator comic book gets a relaunch
  • Lloyd opens up in new Dumb and Dumber To set pics
  • Take a peek at Channing Tatum in 22 Jump Street
  • A big battle will hit Hong Kong in Transformers 4

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We’ve heard lots about Kevin Smith‘s upcoming horror movie Tusk, but we haven’t heard where the beautiful girl fits in. We know Justin Long plays a podcaster who goes to interview an old man (Michael Parks) who then makes him dress up like a seal. There’s also a detective role with a big star set, though Smith is mum on exactly who plays him. Now the stunning Genesis Rodriguez, who appeared in The Last Stand, Casa de Mi Padre and Identity Thief, is in final negotiations for the film. Filming starts next month in North Carolina [Variety]

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Wednesday, Kevin Smith posted a second guest blog post on The Hollywood Reporter. Like the first one, it primarily concerns his next movie, Tusk, and is filled with new information. The most important piece is, after some financing issues, the film not only got the money it needs, it starts filming November 4 in North Carolina. Second, it explains why Quentin Tarantino passed on a role in the film, that of a French Canadian detective. (Not the man in a walrus suit, as we reported based on other sites over the summer.) Read some highlights below. Read More »

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In the past five years, if a small budget horror movie came out and made untold millions, odds are Jason Blum produced it. Blum is the force behind Blumhouse Productions, a production company who has a hand in the Paranormal Activity and Insidious franchises, as well as Sinister, The Purge and others. It’s the place to be for small budget, weird-ass movies.

Speaking of small budget, weird-ass movies, Kevin Smith recently wrote a column at the Hollywood Reporter about Tusk. Tusk is Smith’s likely next film, a horrific take on an Internet ad where an older man wants a lodger to dress as a human seal. He has Michael Parks and Justin Long attached to star.

Jason Blum was going to produce the film but, after working together for a weeks, Smith decided to mutually part ways with Blum in order to get the film done faster than the producer wanted to. Read More »

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Clerks made Kevin Smith, but in order to make Clerks III, Smith will have to make something else. In a new interview, the writer/director/podcaster said his next film, Tusk, will be an “ivory bridge” to Clerks III. A way to make financing the sequel easier and also to work out some of the cobwebs from not having directed a film since 2011′s Red State.

Plus, Smith revealed that Justin Long has joined the cast of Tusk, opposite Michael Parks, as the man whom Parks hires to live in his house in a walrus suit. Production begins October 21. Read the quotes below. Read More »

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UPDATE: Smith took to Twitter to let fans know, this film is actually shooting in September! Here’s the tweet, original story follows:

In what’s become a Comic-Con tradition, Kevin Smith took the Hall H at Comic-Con Saturday night and arrived bearing gifts. Gifts in the form of news for his fans.

He said the Weinsteins are currently figuring out a budget for Clerks III, which will dictate when and where they shoot the film. But it’s happening. Smith also recently completed a script called Tusk, which is based on an online ad about a man who rents out a room in his house for free, as long as the person dresses as a walrus for two hours per day. He wants Michael Parks the play the lead, Quentin Tarantino as the victim and envisions the story as “the cuddly version of The Human Centipede.” Read More »

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Kevin Smith made his annual appearance at the San Diego Comic Con this past weekend, and he brought along a new trailer for the film The Dirties. This is a Slamdance Grand Jury Prize winner (for Best Narrative Film) that will be released by Phase 4 and the Kevin Smith Movie Club.

The film, co-written and directed by Matt Johnson and starring Johnson and Owen Williams, is about a couple of high school kids that set out to make a film about giving bullies a taste of their own medicine. But the kids, hardcore Tarantino fans, end up taking the “movie within a movie” in a scary and serious direction.

The trailer is quite good; check it out below. Note that the footage is probably not safe for work due to language.

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Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel has been in theaters for just about a week, which means almost anyone excited to see it has caught it in theaters. As a result, discussions about the film’s content and potential follow-ups have been non-stop all week. Next, we’ll find out what some famous geeks thought of the movie.

Below, you can watch (and read) the reactions to Man of Steel by almost Superman screenwriter and Clerks director Kevin Smith, Lost co-creator and comic book writer Damon Lindelof, and star of multiple Spider-Man movies, Oscar-nominee James Franco. Read More »

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