With Universal’s Werewolf: The Beast Among Us arriving on Blu-ray/DVD October 9, we’ve been provided with the first images and trailer to premiere for our readers. Directed by Louis Morneau (Joy Ride II, Hitcher II: I’ve Been Waiting) and starring Stephen Rea, Steven Bauer, Ed Quinn, Nia Peeples, Guy Wilson, Adam Croasdell and Rachel DiPillo, Werewolf: The Beast Among Us was filmed on location in Romania and Transylvania last year. With Universal celebrating its 100th Anniversary, Werewolf is the start of a new chapter of horror in their home video department. Hit the jump for the images, trailer, synopsis and Blu-ray cover art.
Universal has announced that principal photography has begun in Bucharest, Romania on their Untitled Werewolf Thriller that’s being directed by Louis Morneau (Joy Ride II, Hitcher II: I’ve Been Waiting). film stars Stephen Rea, Steven Bauer, Ed Quinn, Nia Peeples, Guy Wilson, Adam Croasdell and Rachel DiPillo and it’ll hit Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand in time for Halloween 2012.
If you remember a few weeks ago when I posted those very cool True Blood viral images from Bucharest, the reason I was able to get those pictures is that I was doing a set visit on this movie but was under embargo. However, now that Universal has announced the film, I can tell you that at some point next year, you can expect exclusive video interviews from the set and a lot more. Hit the jump for the full press release and synopsis.
Last month we reported that Universal hadn’t given up the ghost on their Wolfman franchise and intended to reboot it as “Werewolf“. The reboot would reportedly have more in common with George Waggner’s original 1941 film The Wolf Man than last year’s film. Now Movieline (who broke the story about the reboot) is reporting that Universal has hired Louis Morneau to direct Werewolf. Who is Louis Morneau? Well, did you know that Joy Ride, the remake of The Hitcher, and Carnosaur all had sequels? It’s true! And the man who directed those sequels, along with the 1999 Lou Diamond Phillips horror flick Bats, was Morneau. My interest in Werewolf just increased ten-fold.