Wolves red-band trailer

Jason Momoa is probably only a small part of Wolves, the movie from writer/director David Hayter, but he looks like one of the best parts. Hayter jumps from screenwriter (X-Men, Watchmen) and voice actor (he was Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid games until Kiefer Sutherland took over) to feature director. Wolves is about — brace yourself — a bunch of werewolves. Lucas Till plays a high school kid who has some hairy stuff developing in his blood. He hits the road and ends up in a town full of secrets and werewolves. I’m sure there’s a coming of age metaphor here somewhere, but you’ll have to give me a minute to pin it down. In the meantime, watch the Wolves red-band trailer below. Read More »

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Wolves

As Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones, Jason Momoa was the feared leader of a vicious tribe of warriors. As Connor in David Hayter‘s Wolves, he’s pretty much the same thing, only his charges are werewolves instead of horse-lords.

X-Men: First Class star Lucas Till plays the protagonist, a recently orphaned high school student who’s horrified to discover that he’s turning into a wolf. He runs away from home and winds up in a town populated by two warring werewolf factions, one of which is led by Connor. Then he makes the mistake of falling for Connor’s girl Angelina (Merritt Patterson). Watch the first trailer after the jump.

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X-Men and Watchmen scribe (and Solid Snake voice actor) David Hayter has been trying to break into feature filmmaking for some time now, but luck hasn’t really been on his side. He was working on a (pre-Iron Man 2) Black Widow project before Lionsgate hit the brakes on that, and tried for years to land the Watchmen helming gig before Zack Snyder ultimately got the job. When a werewolf thriller titled Wolves was announced back in 2010, it seemed he was finally getting ready to settle into the director’s chair. Then not much was heard about the movie for a couple of years, and we more or less forgot about it.

Hayter’s continued working on the project under the radar, though, and now the first pieces of casting are falling into place. Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class) nabbed the lead role a few weeks ago, and now he’s being joined by Jason Momoa (a.k.a. Khal Drogo) and relative newcomer Merritt Patterson. Dave Elsey, who won an Oscar for his makeup work on The Wolfman, is on board to design the creatures. More details after the jump.

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David Hayter to Direct Wolves

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David Hayter, writer of X-Men, co-writer of Watchmen and the voice of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid games, has been close to claiming the director’s chair more than once. He was in line to helm Watchmen at one point, and almost got a Black Widow film off the ground long before the character was incorporated into Iron Man 2.

Now, Hayter is finally set to direct a film: he’s making a picture for lycanthrope enthusiasts called Wolves. Read More »

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