Copperheart Entertainment, French financier-sales agent TF1 International and Telefim Canada will co-finance the feature film Wolves, written and directed by David Hayter (X-Men, X2: X-Men United, The Scorpion King, Watchmen).
Wolves is Hayter’s directorial debut and it will shoot in Toronto this fall, starring Lucas Till (pictured; X-Men: First Class) in the lead.
“‘Wolves’ follows the story of Caleb Richards (Till) – a young, handsome eighteen year-old with an edge. Forced to hit the road after the death of his parents, Caleb finds his way to an isolated town to hunt down the truths of his ancestry. But in the end, who’s hunting whom?”
The action-thriller is being produced by Copperheart’s Steve Hoban and executive produced by Benedict Carver.
Entertainment One has acquired all Canadian rights to the film. The producers will handle sales rights in the US, the UK and Benelux while TF1 International will handle sales in the rest of the world. Steven Paul and Hartley Gorenstein are also executive producing.
With Wolves, Hayter’s goal was to start an original franchise that avoids many of the cliches that have become associated with werewolf films. Igor Studios’ Dave Elsey is designing the original creatures for Wolves, hot off his success creating “Beast” for X-Men: First Class, for which he recently won a Saturn Award.