Universal’s Direct-to-DVD Wolfman Sequel Begins Production

The Wolfman (2010) Movie PosterIt may or may not be connected to the 2010 debacle that was “The Wolfman”, though it probably is given the film’s setting. Or not.

Either way, Universal’s “The Wolfman” reboot (currently going under the very creative “Untitled Werewolf Thriller”) has announced the start of principal photography under director Louis Morneau (“Joy Ride 2”), and had quietly assembled its cast.

The plot:

A monstrous creature terrorizes a 19th Century European village by moonlight and a young man struggles to protect his loved ones from an unspeakable scourge in Untitled Werewolf Thriller, Universal Studios’ all-new addition to its time-honored legacy of supernatural thrillers. During his studies with the local doctor (Stephen Rea), Daniel (Guy 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 (Ed Quinn) and his team of skilled werewolf hunters (Stephen Bauer, Adam Croasdell) arrive to pursue the monster, he offers to join them, despite his mother’s (Nia 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.

The film will star Stephen Rea (“V for Vendetta”), Steven Bauer (“Scarface”), Ed Quinn (“True Blood”), Nia Peeples (“Walker Texas, Ranger”), Guy Wilson (“Almost Kings”), Adam Croasdell (“Supernatural”) and Rachel DiPillo (“Law & Order”).

The rebeoot/sequel/whatever will go direct-to-DVD and Blu-ray courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment next Halloween 2012.

Emily Blunt in The Wolf Man (2010) Movie Image