Thomas Jane was recently quoted in an interview with Collider.com that he was returning to horror with an upcoming werewolf film entitled THE LYCAN. Here’s what he had to say:
“I’m doing a werewolf movie called, The Lycan, which is a gothic werewolf romance set in the late 1700s. it’s fuckin’ cool. It’s basically Alien, set in a castle, with werewolves.”
Jesus on a bike, this sounds awful. Don’t get me wrong, werewolves are my favorite, FAVORITE monster (though, if you ask me, there has yet to be the ultimate werewolf movie…I’m working on that…just werewolf movies with a few good parts), but even the title here is awful. Ever since those Underwear, er, Underworld movies, werewolves seem to be called “lycans” which is bullshit. It’s also a period piece, and those are always tricky. I have a feeling we’re going to be seeing a lot of CG bullshit where the werewolf is concerned… No, this movie sounds like utter shit. I’ll probably see it at some point, but it’s going to get it’s due here in the shack, lemme tell ya.
So, I just took a gander at the new trailer for the upcoming FRIGHT NIGHT remake (see below) over at Bloody Disgusting and, from the trailer alone, I’m not too terribly impressed. Like other glitzy remakes, this one seems like more sparkly, hunky vampire bullshitery that attracts teenage girls and lonesome soccer moms who wish the pool boy was a brooding, sparkling douchebag. I mean, the original FRIGHT NIGHT is a work of horror canon and it really looks like, as with most remakes, this one is going to suck…in 3D.
Here’s a synopsis from BD:
Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all going on: he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic