More good news is coming in for fans looking to Wer to deliver the werewolf-driven cinéma vérité style goodies. Rob Hall’s Almost Human, Inc., has signed on to do the effects, which will be a blend of practical and digital.
The news comes courtesy of Bloody Disgusting, who report Hall (pictured right) has embraced the hybrid approach of both practical and digital effects work, as seen in his Laid to Rest films alongside Don Coscarelli’s forthcoming John Dies at The End, “Wilfred,” etc.
“It makes sense,” Hall tells the site. “I’ve been trying to achieve the perfect balance of digital and practical on my films for years, and so many folks have taken notice that we just can’t keep it to ourselves anymore… it’s growing and making the company stronger. I’ve done several movies with Steven Schneider, and I really loved the script for WER. Matt, Brian and Morris really know what they want and are not afraid to collaborate. I’m very excited about what we’re making together on this picture. It’s juicy… in all the right places.”
Wer is coming to us from FilmDistrict and The Devil Inside helmer William Brent Bell. Bell wrote the script with Matthew Peterman, with whom he scripted The Devil Inside, a sleeper low budget horror film which has grossed $53 million domestic for Paramount.
Wer will bring a filmmaking style similar to The Devil Inside and tell the story of a defense attorney who has set out to clear the name of a suspect in a brutal murder case. The lead, Talan, is accused of murdering an American family. While Talan appears to be gentle on the surface, his attorney soon learns that Talan is actually a werewolf.
Casting is under way for an April shoot in Bucharest, Romania. More as it comes.
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