Can Rod Daniel’s Teen Wolf – his classic 1985 buddy-comedy with a hairy spin – be revived as a MTV series and still retain at least some of its mojo? The original had a great cast, an interesting (and original) coming-of-age spin, and the invention of the greatest dance of all time (slight sarcasm)… the “Wolf Dance” (watch it below). This evening MTV revealed the full cast and details for the pilot of new series that will keep the buddy-comedy elements intact and focus heavily on the romance plot line.
MTV has assembled the acting pack for “Teen Wolf,” its reinvention of the 1985 movie.
Tyler Posey (pictured right), Tyler Hoechlin, Crystal Reed and Dylan O’Brien have been cast in the pilot presentation penned by “Criminal Minds” creator Jeff Davis.
MTV’s take on the film, which starred Michael J. Fox as a high-school student who discovers he is a werewolf, is a dramatic thriller with a buddy-comedy element at the center and a romantic plot line.
It revolves around Scott McCall (Posey), a dorky high-school student who gets a rush of new powers, including the ability to attract girls, after a wolf attack.
Posey’s series credits include “Lincoln Heights” and “Brothers & Sisters.”
O’Brien will play Scott’s best friend who is initially dismissive of Scott’s theory that he was bitten by a wolf but then begins research on human-werewolf transformation.
Reed (MTV’s “Hard Times”) will play a sweet new girl at school who is immediately smitten with Scott. Reed is repped by Mavrick Artists and Main Title.
“7th Heaven” alum Hoechlin will play a handsome local boy who in fact is a vicious and predatory werewolf capable of great harm.
“Wolf” is executive produced by Davis, Marty Adelstein and Rene Echevarria.
The “Wolf Dance” 4:00 in…