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If you thought Kevin Smith's Twitter followers were hell in a handbag, wait until you hear about his next project.

We're not talking about "Tusk," either, and that's a horror movie starring Justin Long as a guy who's forced to wear a walrus suit. (Smith is hoping to get "Tusk" into Cannes; it's already slotted to come out this fall thanks to A24, the studio behind "Spring Breakers" and "The Bling Ring.")

Turns out Smith's already cracked out a new script called "Helena Handbag" that's about "mankind teaming up with Hell to save existence from extinction at the hands of a Rapturing giant Jesus," according to Smith's official Facebook page. Like "Tusk," it's based on an episode of the SModcast, his podcast where he and Scott Mosier riff on all things, uh, SModdy?

Of course, this is all a ways away. Smith is hoping to start production on "Clerks III" in May, but that's gotten pushed back before, as has his hockey flick "Hit Somebody." Relatively speaking, it seems that "Tusk" came together with a quickness, so there's really no telling what Smith has up his hockey jersey sleeve. For the time being, we'll be keeping a close eye on the Cannes line-up and Smith's whiskery flick.

[via Vulture]
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