Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 by Angie Han
This supernatural teen drama trend just isn’t going away, is it? Some days it seems like every other new film or series in the works is about blandly attractive young people struggling to deal with scary/sexy monsters while keeping up with their algebra homework.
One such show is MTV’s upcoming series Teen Wolf, a supposed remake of the 1980s comedy starring Michael J. Fox. A new trailer has been released, and… nope, I’m still not sure what makes this a remake. Watch it after the jump.
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According to The Live Feed, MTV is ready to pick up a TV series based on the 1985 film Teen Wolf. The original movie starred Michael J. Fox as a high schooler who finds his groove after becoming a werewolf. The new series will star teen heartthrob Tyler Posey (Lincoln Heights, Brothers and Sisters, Smallville) as the titular character.
When we first heard about the Teen Wolf pilot last year, it was described as follows by MTV’s senior VP of series development: “It has a fresh take and is very different from the original. It has more of an ‘American Werewolf in London’ feel to it. It’s a dramatic thriller with two best friends in the center who provide a great comedy element: They are two very relatable characters on the outer circles of popular cliques.” Whether or not this is still the tone of the series remains to be seen, since most plot summaries indicate that in the series Posey “gets superpowers, including the ability to woo girls, after a wolf attack.” Think of the comedic and romantic possibilities! In any case, with the success of supernatural-related films and TV shows (Twilight, Vampire Diaries, etc.), MTV could easily have a new hit on their hands.
Almost two years ago we reported on Good Vibes, an animated show being put together by director David Gordon Green. At the time it was looking like Fox would be the corporate home, but now the roof over the show’s head will likely be provided by the channel once known as Music Television. Read More »
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