While I certainly understand why the studio climate in this country makes it damn near impossible to get the green light for an original horror film, I just don't like it. At least European distributors and financiers are not afraid to embrace the genre. Case in point, Wolves, a new film from Watchmen screenwriter (and voice of Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid) David Hayter.

You'd think that with the current box office obsession with the big screen monsters of yesteryear that a werewolf movie would certainly catch the eye of a studio stateside, but it looks like Hayter's Dark Hero Studios had to fly across the pond to get one made. Thanks to the French companies TF1 and Winchseter, Wolves, which had Thomas Dekker and Ray Stevenson attached to star when it was first called Slaughter's Road, is looking at an $18 million budget and a July starting time frame. As for what the film is actually about, Deadline Hollywood quotes Hayter as calling it "Twilight with a bit more bite to it, and without abstinence."

That sounds enticing at first, until you realize that pretty much anything has more bite than Twilight, so that's kind of a given at this point. And though Deadline's further description of Wolves as "a metaphor for a teen maturing sexually into adulthood, at the age when young men howl at the moon" doesn't inspire a ton of confidence (how many times have we seen changing into a monster mixed with puberty?), here's hoping this touches down closer to the Ginger Snaps side of things than, say, Blood and Chocolate.
categories Movies, Horror