Universal has an Untitled Werewolf Thriller for next Halloween
Universal Studios is sitting on a goldmine of classic movie monsters. We know this, they know this, so they're planning on cranking out some more monster movies, including dvd originals. Case in point, their upcoming untitled werewolf thriller, currently titled... UNTITLED WEREWOLF THRILLER. While they decided not to do a sequel to THE WOLFMAN this is the best we're going to get!
It's just started production in Romania via Universal 1440 Entertainment. The film revolves around a werewolf terrorizing a 19th century European village. It stars Stephen Rea (V FOR VENDETTA), Steven Bauer, Ed Quinn, Nia Peeples, Guy Wilson, Adam Croasdell and Rachel DiPillo, and was directed by Louis Morneau (JOY RIDE II, HITCHER II: I'VE BEEN WAITING).
The official synopsis- During his studies with the local doctor (Rea), Daniel (Wilson) witnesses the horrific consequences of werewolf attacks. Watching as the beast’s fearsome reputation draws bounty hunters, thrill seekers and charlatans to the tiny town, Daniel dreams of destroying the ruthless predator. So when a mysterious stranger (Quinn) and his team of skilled werewolf hunters (Bauer, Croasdell) arrive to pursue the monster, he offers to join them, despite his mother’s (Peeples) protests. But it soon becomes clear that this creature is stronger, smarter and more dangerous than anything they have faced before. As casualties mount and villagers see their neighbors transformed into ravening monsters, the townsfolk take up arms against each other to find the true identity of the werewolf. Amid the hysteria, Daniel begins to suspect he’s closer to his target than he ever dreamed.
Did they just give away the twist? Stephen Rea as a werewolf would be more than enough reason to see the film, though.
“Universal introduced the movie-going public to the ‘creature feature’ more than a half century ago,” said Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “Today, audiences are once again enthralled by supernatural creatures in books, on television and in movies. Audiences young and old will enjoy this completely new take on a timeless story that is an essential part of Universal’s legacy.”
Expect it to hit Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand for Halloween 2012.