Are Werewolves the New Vampires?
Posted 11.20.08 by reelz
Although vampires have been the creatures on everyone's lips lately due to the Twilight phenomenon, New York Magazine is taking stock of an overpowering wave of werewolves on Hollywood's horizon. The pack of cinematic lycanthropes will be led by the January 23 release of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (check out the movie's new poster) to be followed on April 3 by the remake of the Wolf Man starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins. And there are a litter of lower budget films and not yet finalized projects -- including a rumored werewolf project with Ridley Scott at the the helm --nipping at their heels. The clincher though for NYM, is the prominence of werewolves in the next two Twilight novels, which Summit Entertainment is making moves toward turning into movies as well, starting with New Moon.