Scott Steindorff’s Stone Village has acquired Lobo, a spec script for an action thriller by Dikran Ornekian and Ryan Colucci about a colony of werewolves in Brazil, reports Variety. Ezna Sands has been set to direct.
The film has been fast-tracked for an Oct. 15 production start and will shoot outside Rio de Janeiro. The film’s under-$15 million budget will be financed independently.
In Lobo, a man receives a photo and letters from his mother’s will, then heads to an isolated town in the Amazon to discover his roots. There, he discovers a near-extinct species of werewolves and his true identity, and he helps the werewolves wage a battle for survival.
“Our intention is to tell a single story over three films, and this first chapter is a guy who makes a massive revelation,” Sands said.
Steindorff will produce and Dylan Russell will be executive producer.