While digging for info on the just announced StrangeLand remake, we discovered Emaji, Inc.’s Emaji Entertainment has also nabbed the rights to reboot Joe Dante’s 1981 The Howling, which has seen eight films released that have been based in part of the three novels written by Gary Brander.
This is the first film production for the recently formed Emaji Entertainment, which plans to produce The Howling as the first in a series of films based upon well known film properties.
The Howling featured one of the greatest werewolf transformations of all-time. And we’d hope this new company doesn’t use CGI and instead pushes to deliver something truly spectacular. In it, after a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.
The Howling, made for $1.5 million, went on to gross $18 million in its initial theatrical release. Between 1985 and 2011 there were seven more Howling related films produced in the franchise, including Howling II in 1985, Howling III in 1987, Howling IV in 1988, Howling V in 1989, Howling VI in 1991, Howling: New Moon Rising in 1995, and The Howling: Reborn in 2011.