That’s right, Solid Snake is directing a film. David Hayter, the man responsible for the voice acting behind the METAL GEAR SOLID hero, as well as the writer on a number of different projects such as X2 and WATCHMEN is finally directing his own film: WOLVES.
WOLVES – a supernatural drama about teenage boys becoming werewolves – is to be shot on a small budget of $18 million. Hayter describes it as, “TWILIGHT with a bit more bite to it, and without abstinence” and will work more as an analogy for adolescence rather than focusing on any core werewolf mythology. Hayter has very much been a man behind the scenes throughout his career but has garnered somewhat of a cult following for himself and has often struggled to get projects off the ground.
Even WOLVES was meant to start production once before, with Crystal Sky backing the film, before the credit crunch hit the industry hard and he was forced to put his plans on hold. Based upon his previous work and by the sounds of the film, I for one am thoroughly happy to finally see Hayter takes the reins on what is somewhat of a dream project for the writer.
With E1 Entertainment providing the financial backing, Hayter is set to start shooting in July. What do you think, does this prospect interest you, or have you all had enough of vampires and werewolves?