Rumor: Ridley Scott Acquires Werewolf Script?
Is Ridley Scott going to apply his cinematic sensibilities to the subject of werewolves? The news is oddly timely considering that Halloween is right around the corner, but that's just what Blood Disgusting is reporting. And even though we chase news from time to time, following the legendary director's movements like a stalker is just something we have to do, even if the development is big on surprise and light on details. Apparently Death Sentence scribe Ian Jeffers, who also rewrote the script for the upcoming adaptation of Castlevania, has sold an original story to Scott surrounding everyone's favorite full-moon critters. The first question we need to ask: Will Scott direct or produce the rumored project?
Unfortunately, we don't know that answer at this time (or much else). Obviously, anything Scott decides to helm is a huge development in the industry, but he's produced nearly 60% more projects than he's directed (including In Her Shoes if you want to get specific). Another question that readily comes to mind is what kind of footing such a project might have in the face of the 2009-slated Wolf Man. After all, you would think a werewolf film lead by Benicio Del Toro, Hugo Weaving and Anthony Hopkins would be the definitive modern take on the classic big screen monster. And I'll not dig into my skepticism of writer Ian Jeffers, given that his only credibility to-date is James Wan's generally disliked Death Sentence.
All of this is to say, I don't think we can get our hopes up for seeing werewolves through the eyes of Scott. I'm up for any movie of this sort, however, so I'm intrigued regardless. Whether this rumored project even gets off the ground will probably be heavily influenced by The Wolf Man's performance at the box office. That film isn't due to come out until April 3rd of next year, so I imagine there will be little further developments on this tidbit of news until then. Are there any other big werewolf fans out there?