This post about Ketchup Entertainment & “Wolves” contains no condiment wordplay

A. Quinton — Jan. 31st 2014

Unlike other higher profile sites who employ “actual journalists“, I can resist the urge to wrap dad-level puns around a re-report of a Deadline exclusive about Ketchup Entertainment‘s acquisition of “Wolves”. Instead, I will simply quote the most informative passage from the article…

[“Wolves” is] the action thriller that marks the feature directorial debut of X-Men and Watchmen scribe David Hayter. Written by Hayter, the film stars X-Men: First Class‘ Lucas Till,Watchmen‘s Stephen McHattie, and Game Of Thrones‘ Jason Momoa. Copperheart Entertainment’s Steve Hoban produced with makeup effects by Oscar-winning creature designers Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey.

… provide the synopsis that was floating around when the film was shopped around at Cannes last year…

Cayden Richards, 18, has it all: Captain of the high school football team straight-A student gorgeous girlfriend. But when he wakes one dark night to find his parents brutally murdered, he is horrified to realize that he is turning into an animal: a wild, savage wolf.

Panicked, Cayden runs, determined to find out what is happening to him. His quest leads him to the strange, isolated town of Lupine Ridge, where two clans of wolves are on the brink of war.

The opposing clans are lead by Connor, the powerful, pure-blood alpha of a savage pack and John Tollerman, an old farmer, committed to protecting the human citizens of Lupine Ridge.

But when Cayden falls for Angelina, the beautiful, young mate promised to Connor, a battle to the death is inevitable. And as the past begins to reveal itself, Cayden’s place in the world becomes clearer — As does his power to put an end to the savage violence building up around, and within him…

… and share a few photos (below), one of which confirms what I’ve always suspected since the original Stiles pulled up in his Teen Wolf van: werewolves love being on top of vehicles!

Based on what I’ve seen so far, I don’t find “Wolves” particularly interesting, but I’m mindful of the fact that “please buy this film” promo material is usually geared to have as broad an appeal as possible. In any case, it seems that Ketchup Entertainment found “Wolves” palatable enough to dip into WAIT NO I DIDN’T MEAN TO —

wolves-cannes-banner wolves-dude wolves-shot

  • Dziban Molniya

    Hmm. Yes. Looks like total shit to me.

  • Lew

    It’s actually kind of impressive they’ve managed to build a pitch entirely out of the hoariest cliches of the genre.