In some absolutely terrific news, it has been reported that Universal and Chris Morgan will be adapting author Robert McCammon’s werewolf vs. nazi World War II tale The Wolf’s Hour. I can’t say how happy this makes me as I’ve been a fan of McCammon’s novel since released in 1989. I can only hope that Universal does justice to the original novel. Read on down below for additional information.
McCammon is the author of such best-selling novels as Baal (1978), They Thirst (1981), Swan Song (1987), Stinger (1988) and many more.
According to Deadline, Universal Pictures has acquired the Robert McCammon novel The Wolf’s Hour 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.
Keep your eyes glued to Horror Society for all the details on this film as I will be keeping a very close eye on the production and will bring any developments to you all.
Robert R. McCammon