Macmillan Entertainment and Everest Entertainment Group are developing a feature film from “The Wolfman,” the 2008 novel written by Nicholas Pekearo and published by Tor Books, reports Deadline.
“It’s about a lost soul who happens to be a werewolf who struggles with his affliction until he decides to focus on the bad guys who deserve it, including a serial killer preying on young girls.”
Explains the site, this development would be a dream come true by Pekearo, a crime and comic book buff who was just getting his footing as a novelist. He was also an auxiliary policeman for the NYPD who died seven years ago today after being shot six times by a crazed gunman who also killed Pekearo’s partner in Greenwich Village. NYPDThat partner, 19-year-old Yevgeniy Marshalik, was the star of his high school debating team and a student at NYU. The murders created controversy and pointed up the ludicrousness of sending out auxiliary cops who are not allowed to carry weapons. Despite this, and the fact that unarmed auxiliary cops weren’t supposed to engage armed suspects, the duo chased down the gunman after he had already killed a bartender and was looking for other victims. The book was published posthumously in 2009.