First announced here on BD November 6th was the newly revived Howling franchise, which will kick off with The Howling Reborn. Today it was officially confirmed that Joe Nimziki will direct the pic from his own screenplay for indie producers Joel Kastelberg and Moonstone Entertainment’s Etchie Strohl. The latest installment starts shooting in February for a Halloween release. Unfortunately, plot details are still under wraps. The original “Howling,” directed by Joe Dante from a script by John Sayles, was released in 1981 and spawned six sequels. Dee Wallace-Stone starred as a news anchor stalked by a serial killer who turns out to be a werewolf.