High school. Feelings of inadequacy. A family legacy buried in secrecy. Basketball. Redemption. Such are the tenets of the 1985 teen comedy Teen Wolf, starring Michael J. Fox as Scott Howard, a high school student who yearns to be special and soon learns that he is in a way he never expected.
Shot back when werewolf movies didn't have to include vampires and love triangles, Fox was still best known at the time for his work on the family sitcom Family Ties. While Fox famously had to work nights to play Marty McFly in his (even bigger) 1985 hit Back to the Future (released in theaters a month before Teen Wolf), Meredith Baxter-Birney's pregnancy forced a break in Family Ties shooting schedule and allowed Fox to shoot Teen Wolf uninterrupted. The results speak for themselves. Teen Wolf quickly became a sensation when it opened and spawned a 1987 sequel, a short-lived Saturday morning cartoon spin-off and, most recently, a TV show on MTV. Posted 09.08.12 by Ryan
Just like the spike in movie vampires, werewolves are now roaming big and small screens in increasing numbers thanks to The Twilight Saga. Next month The Wolfman opens, a remake of the 1941 classic that introduced most of the werewolf mythology still prevalent today. And next season, True Blood will add a handsome werewolf distraction for Sookie.
We look back at notable wolves that preceded Jacob and his pack — some of which are all too deserving of a silver bullet — in our Werewolf Movie Timeline. Posted 01.26.10 by reelz
The Hollywood remake epidemic shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Moviehole reports that Warner Bros. is currently at work on a remake of Teen Wolf, the 80s cinema staple that starred Michael J. Fox as a high-school basketballer who finds out he is — surprise, surprise — a werewolf.
Warner Bros. has owned the rights to the 1985 Rod Daniels movie for several years now and the studio is finally beginning the process of hiring a writer for the script. No directors, actors, or release dates have been announced. Posted 06.18.09 by reelz