Monday, October 31, 2011

Universal Howls For "Untitled Werewolf Thriller"

Universal reports starting production on a new "Untitled Werewolf Thriller", beginning principal photography in and around Bucharest, Romania.

"Untitled Werewolf Thriller" stars Stephen Rea, Steven Bauer, Ed Quinn, Nia Peeples,
Guy Wilson, Adam Croasdell and Rachel DiPillo.

Louis Morneau directs for producer Mike Elliott, from a screenplay by Michael Tabb Morneau & Catherine Cyran :

"...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'. 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..."

"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."

The latest entry in the 'DVD Originals' line from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, the "Untitled Werewolf Thriller" will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand, October 2012.

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