What We Do in the Shadows spin-off gets new title, says Taika Waititi
Actor/director Taika Waititi instantly landed on a lot of radars when it was announced that he would helm the Marvel Studios threequel Thor: Ragnarok, which is due out on November 7, 2017. Now, the Flight of the Conchords and What We Do in the Shadows helmer is out promoting his Sundance entry Hunt for the Wilderpeople (watch a teaser below), and spoke to CraveOnline about a potential Shadows spin-off movie, which had previously been referred to as “What We Do in the Moonlight.”
“Jemaine [Clement] and I are trying to write a werewolves spin-off,” Waititi said, adding that it will “most likely be the next thing” after he completes his Marvel duties. “It’s going to be called ‘We’re Wolves,’ like ‘We are wolves.’ We’re Wolves.”
A mockumentary about vampire roommates, What We Do in the Shadows was co-written and co-directed by Jemaine Clement and Waititi, each playing one of the main vampires as well. The movie ran the festival circuit before finally being released last year and became a decent-sized hit despite its independent release. Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords, Yes Man) played Anton, the leader of a pack of werewolves, though it’s not stated specifically if Darby would lead the spin-off movie.
Thor: Ragnarok, aimed to close out the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Asgardian trilogy, will continue the cliffhanger ending of Thor: The Dark World wherein it was revealed that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has secretly taken the Asgardian throne in guise of his adoptive father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins). The story will reportedly center on a “distant planet” that is “not Asgard and not Earth.” It has also been confirmed that Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk will play a major part in the storyline alongside star Chris Hemsworth.
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