ArcLight wrote in with a link to some news that’s happening in my own backyard. Filming for the Nickelodeon horror-comedy The Boy Who Cried Werewolf wrapped up yesterday in Victoria, BC. It stars Brooke Shields as Madame Varcolac, the caretaker of a Romanian castle recently inherited by an American family. The title might look familiar, but apparently it’s got nothing to do with the 1973 film of the same name (which is a relief– how many remakes do we need?).
Co-writer and executive producer Doug Sloan thinks the time is right for more werewolf movies, whether they’re comedy, horror or both.
“Right now there seems to be this movement in Hollywood’s collective consciousness that werewolves have come out again,” he says. “There’s the lycan thing, the Underworld franchise that has a lot of werewolf in it, and Twilight…. What’s happening now with visual effects, makeup and creatures has come so far. The werewolves will be scary. They won’t be funny, playing basketball. Kids love to be scared.”
The cynic in me wants to write this off as a family-friendly money-grab by movie producers who know that werewolves are the new vampires, but the kid in me is excited by the idea of a silly, playful but scary werewolf movie being filmed in a castle 5 minutes away from where I used to live. And I’d rather listen to kids than cynics.