“WATCHMEN” writer’s “WOLVES” have some Ketchup for U.S. release; new photoMovies/TV,News Michael Gingold
Screenwriter and superhero specialist David Hayter, whose credits include the first two X-MEN movies and WATCHMEN, turned director with the lycanthropicture WOLVES, which has just been picked up for Stateside exposure. A new pic of one of the hairy ones has been released as well.
Ketchup Entertainment, which launched a domestic distribution division last year to open movies in theaters, on disc and digital platforms, announced this morning that it nabbed WOLVES, and is planning a big-screen break this summer. Hayter also scripted WOLVES, which, according to the official synopsis, “follows the story of Cayden Richards [Lucas Till]—a handsome 18-year-old with a dark secret. Forced to hit the road after the brutal murder of his parents, Cayden finds himself turning into a savage wolf and is thrust between two warring clans of werewolves fighting for control of the ominous town of Lupine Ridge.” Co-starring are HAUNTER’s Stephen McHattie and Jason Momoa from GAME OF THRONES and CONAN THE BARBARIAN; Steve Hoban, who has plenty of werewolf experience from the GINGER SNAPS films, produced, with Oscar-winning creature designers Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey (who contributed to THE WOLFMAN) on the makeup FX.
“I am so pleased to partner with Ketchup Entertainment for the U.S. theatrical release of WOLVES,” Hayter says. “My producers and I have worked for years to make WOLVES something special and unique, and I am confident that we have found committed partners who share that vision.” Adds Ketchup CEO Gareth West, “From the first time we saw WOLVES, we knew audiences would be swept up in the exciting action and powerful storytelling. We are thrilled to be working with such a talented group of filmmakers and actors, and feel that WOLVES is a great addition to the Ketchup slate.” Stay tuned for specific release-date info.