MTV ‘moving ahead with Teen Wolf’
Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on September 1, 2009
From BBC News
A TV series based on the 1980s’ film Teen Wolf is one step closer to fruition after MTV ordered a pilot, reports from the US have said.
The Hollywood Reporter said the channel was keen on the show after seeing a script written by Criminal Minds creator Jeff Davis.
The 1985 movie starred Michael J Fox as a teenager who discovers he is a werewolf.
MTV said the pilot would be “very different” from the original film.
Set in a high school, the show will be drawn from the horror genre to explore werewolf mythology and will also include a romantic plot line.
“It has a fresh take,” said Liz Gateley, senior vice president of MTV series development.
“It has more of an American Werewolf in Paris feel to it.
“It’s a dramatic thriller with two best friends in the centre who provide a great comedy element: They are two very relatable characters on the outer circles of popular cliques.”
It is the latest in a line of 1980s’ films being remade for the small screen.
A series based on Steve Martin’s 1989 comedy Parenthood is due to air in the US later this year.
Shows re-working Brat Pack film St Elmo’s Fire and black comedy Heathers are also in development.