An upcoming horror-comedy with a close tie to Collider just landed at a studio. Per The Wrap, Bron Studios’ genre label The Realm has signed on to produce the werewolf-infused The Wildness, which revolves around a ski bum who’s pushing 40 and “still has a penchant for drugs, babes and transcendental meditation.” However, he’s forced to become a hero in order to save a mountainside community that’s “too drunk on wild parties and over-development to notice that their kids are being systematically turned into werewolves.”
Marcel Sarmiento, who helmed 2008’s Deadgirl, the ABCs of Death segment “D Is for Dogfight”, and the V/H/S Viral segment “Vicious Circles”, is directing The Wildness as casting is underway for a January production start-date in Vancouver.
As for that Collider connection, the screenplay, which landed on the 2014 Blood List, was penned by one Evan Dickson, who used to write here at Collider before he got all Hollywood on us and left to go make movies. We couldn’t be happier, and you can be sure we’ll be first in line when The Wildness eventually makes its way to theaters.
Horror genre vet Barbara Crampton is producing the film alongside Bron’s Matthias Mellinghaus. Bron Studios most recently produced the Sundance smash The Birth of a Nation and the upcoming Ricky Gervais Netflix comedy Special Correspondents, and they launched The Realm last summer as a specialty label intended to focus on director-driven genre fare.