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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Writer's Strike May Put a Silver Bullet in The Wolf Man

The writers' strike is the talk of the entertainment world these days, and the horror genre is certainly not immune to its effects. Naturally, the strike is a direct threat to those projects which are still in the development stage. According to an article in Variety today, the most high-profile horror project now in jeopardy is the Wolf Man remake starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins.
Apparently, the project was still awaiting script approval from Universal at the time the strike began. This means that it can't go before the cameras until the strike is resolved. Worst case scenario, it could mean the project gets canned completely, if say, the actors are no longer available, or it becomes too costly to keep the project on hold.
I'll be keeping a close eye on this one. The Wolf Man is something I've been looking forward to more than any other horror flick in production, and it would be a real shame if Hollywood politics prove even more deadly than wolfbane.


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Anonymous said...

I hope this doesn't happen. I've been looking forward to this one forever.

Wine and Werewolves

B-Sol said...

With a blog called "Wine and Werewolves", I'm sure you were! Let's keep our fingers crossed...

Anonymous said...

{from the Horror Writers Association}

The Horror Writers Association, on behalf of its writer members, stands in support of the Writers Guild of America strike in seeking appropriate compensation for writers when their work is distributed digitally, either via DVD or Internet downloads. Although HWA is not a union, it is an organization of writers that advocates for authors' rights. Writers Guild of America and its demands fall solidly into this category. All writers will be affected by the outcome of this strike, and we stand in solidarity, resisting those who seek to distribute our work on the Internet, DVD, or any format without fair compensation.


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