Back in June it was Moviehole reported Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead, The Hitcher: I’ve Been Waiting and Carnosaur 2 helmer Louis Morneau would direct for a fall shoot.
Now, it has become a reality as Universal announced the start of production on what they describe as an “all-new supernatural Untitled Werewolf Thriller” with Morneau directing.
Filming will take place in and around Bucharest, Romania and the film won’t be heading to theaters as the studio confirms it will be part of their DVD Originals line alongside such titles as The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior and the upcoming January release of [amazon asin=”B005TK0WG8″ text=”The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption”] starring Ron Perlman and Billy Zane. This Untitled Werewolf Thriller will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand in time for Halloween 2012.
Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta), Steven Bauer (Scarface), Ed Quinn (“True Blood”), Nia Peeples (“Pretty Little Liars”), Guy Wilson (Little Black Book), Adam Croasdell (“Supernatural”) and Rachel DiPillo (“Law & Order”) will star with a script originally written by Michael Tabb and re-written by Morneau and Catherine Cyran. Cyran wrote Slumber Party Massacre III and directed three sequels to the Julia Stiles, 2004 rom-com, The Prince & Me.
As for the synopsis, the story goes like this:
I can only assume Rea will be playing the man who turns into a werewolf and it’s only fitting considering he has already played the the other side of the mythical coin as the vampire Santiago in Neil Jordan’s Interview with the Vampire in 1994 and he also has something to do with the upcoming Underworld Awakening, though I’m not sure he is anything more than a human in that one playing the role of Dr. Jacob Lane.