What’s cooler than Nazi zombies? Few things, really, but Nazis fighting Ally werewolves is pretty damned close. Speaking of which, Universal is ready to start howling again with the film rights to the Robert McCammon novel The Wolf’s Hour.
According to Deadline, Universal Pictures has acquired the novel for Chris Morgan and Emile Gladstone to produce through their Universal-based Chris Morgan Productions banner. While Universal has done several werewolf films since launching the classic from its original movie monster library, this is a different take on the legend, and it comes with a screenplay.
The novel focuses around a man who is recruited by the Allies in WWII specifically for his ability to go werewolf. He’s charged with stopping a Nazi plot to drop poison gas on England, and at the same time he searches for his long lost blood brother.
The script was written by Bradley and Kevin Marcus. The brothers optioned the 1989 novel themselves and took the time to flesh out a script that sparked Morgan and Gladstone after CMP exec Ainsley Davies brought it in.
More as it comes.
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