When I first started working on my novel, I felt as though the horror genre hadn’t utilized werewolves to anywhere approaching their full potential. That was almost three years ago (five if you count the short story I wrote in college), and I’m only now just putting the finishing touches on it. Of course, currently it seems like every other genre book out there is spinning a good old shapeshifter yarn. Guess I’ll have to go faster next time.
Today Variety reports that legendary producer Dino De Laurentiis is planning to adapt the 2006 short story collection St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves. The title story is about a group of adolescents reared by werewolves who are being taught by nuns on how to enter the world of polite society. The fantasy and horror elements of a story like this certainly are familiar territory for De Laurentiis, but there are other elements in the work that attracted him, including his love for films inspired by a literary beginning.
Dino has been producing genre flicks for a long time, and this movie sounds like it could translate incredibly well to the big screen. I’m a sucker for werewolves, and we’re long overdue for another good one. Could this be it?
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