Macmillan Entertainment and Everest Entertainment Group are developing a feature film from THE WOLFMAN, the 2008 novel written by Nicholas Pekearo and published by Tor Books, according to Deadline.
This development would be a dream come true by Pekearo, a crime and comic book buff who was just getting his footing as a novelist. He was also an auxiliary policeman for the NYPD who died seven years ago after being shot six times by a crazed gunman who also killed Pekearo’s partner in Greenwich Village. Macmillan Entertainment's Brendan Deneen and Everest’s Sean Davis are working closely with Pekearo’s mother, Iola Latman, to shape the wolf story for the screen.
THE WOLFMAN follows a lost soul who happens to be a werewolf who struggles with his affliction until he decides to focus on the bad guys who deserve it, including a serial killer preying on young girls.
Since being dishonorably discharged after a tour in Vietnam, Marlowe Higgins has been in and out of prison, moving from town to town, going wherever the wind takes him. He's not the kind of guy who can stay in one place too long. Every full moon he kills someone. For years he struggled with his affliction, until he found a way to use his unfortunate curse for good--he only kills really bad people.
After years on the road, Higgins finds a home in the small town of Evelyn, Tennessee. He even has a friend, Daniel Pearce, one of Evelyn's two detectives. Then, one night, everything changes. Higgins is not the only monster lurking in the area. The Rose Killer, a fiendish serial killer, is brutally murdering young women all around the county. Higgins targets the killer as his next victim. But on the night of the full moon, things go drastically wrong . . . .
Everest Entertainment Group's Sean Davis, who also runs the management company The Phoenix Organization, shared...
“I read The Wolfman shortly after its release and couldn’t get the character of Marlowe Higgins and the world Pekearo created out of my head. This is not your typical werewolf piece, and I was amazed by how much new territory he uncovered in this first novel. I have high hopes for this as it seems there is now finally a market for pieces like this, seeing the success of brilliant limited series such as True Detective, and audiences now have a hunger for out-of-the-box anti-heroes. In talking with those around him while he was alive, it was Nicholas’ hope to see this turned into a series, whether it was film or television, taking a similar journey to the one Bruce Banner did in The Incredible Hulk. Having died a hero’s death trying to protect people while chasing down a madman while he was unarmed, I hope Nicholas’ voice as a writer finally gets the attention it deserves and the journey he started with Marlowe continues.”
I'm digging the idea behind THE WOLFMAN and hopefully we'll be hearing more on this adaptation soon.