Deadline reports that a film version of Nicholas Pekearo’s “werewolf cop uses curse to kill criminals” novel The Wolfman is in the works. The novel was up by Macmillan Entertainment and Everest Entertainment Group, who are working with Pekearo’s mother to develop the novel into a screenplay. Pekearo was a NYPD Auxiliary police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2007. “The Wolfman” was his first novel, and was published in 2009.
I bought a copy of The Wolfman when it came out and never finished it because… well, I didn’t think it was a very good book. I feel like a jerk for saying this about the posthumous debut of a murdered hero, but to me it read like satire written by someone who didn’t really like the subject he was satirizing. I would love to think that if I had given it a few more pages I would have “gotten” Pekearo’s angle and enjoyed it, as so many of its reviewers did. Okay, how about this: I hope the film adaptation cuts through the cliches that distracted me, does well enough to spin off into a TV series, makes Pekearo’s family a million bucks, and culminates in a six-episode cross-over with WolfCop. From what I’ve read about him, I think that would have pleased Pekearo.