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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Werewolf Comedy to Leave 'Em Howl-ing?

Yet more werewolf movie news this week, this time concerning a horror comedy currently in development, called Howl. The pic was first announced last month, but Australian writer/producer/director Clint Morris has started really drumming up interest in the flick in the last few days, sending around some interesting e-mails. For instance, here's what he told Dread Central:

"It's an homage to the classic werewolf movies, so all the characters, locations and events in the film are nods to past werewolf movies. The title refers to the surname of our lead character, John Howl, a mixed-up cop/werewolf... who's on the trail of a murderer in Hollywood. So it's basically a satire.

"Eric Stoltz plays our villain. Stephen Tobolowsky plays an in-house director at a Dimension-esque shingle. Kam Heskin is the love interest. Powers Boothe looks to be our coke-snorting studio head, and Muse Watson - my producing partner at Shorris Film - plays Johnny Talbot. Hope to get a slew of genre cameos in there too!

"It's terribly tongue-in-cheek, a bit of a piss-take on all the genre efforts of the last few years. There's a strong narrative, but for the most part, we hope you'll laugh. Think Scream without Wes Craven, the backing of the Weinsteins or a dorky deputy.

The lead role of John Howl hasn't been cast yet, and the film is still a few months away from being shot. I'll be keeping my eye on this one.
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