IFC Films Acquires 'Scare Me' Director Josh Ruben's Werewolf Flick, 'Werewolves Within' for Release this Summer!
Some news worth howling over today...
...IFC Films has announced that they have acquired North American rights to Scare Me director Josh Ruben's Werewolves Within, based on the virtual reality game from Ubisoft!
In Werewolves Within, written by screenwriter and best-selling author Mishna Wolff (I’m Down):
"After a proposed gas pipeline creates divisions within the small town of Beaverfield, and a snowstorm traps its residents together inside the local inn, newly arrived forest ranger FINN and postal worker CECILY must try to keep the peace and uncover the truth behind a mysterious creature that has begun terrorizing the community."
The film stars Sam Richardson (VEEP, DETROITERS), Milana Vayntrub (THIS IS US), George Basil (CRASHING), Sarah Burns (BARRY), Michael Chernus (TOMMY/CBS), Catherine Curtin (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), Wayne Duvall (THE HUNT), Harvey Guillén (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS), Rebecca Henderson (RUSSIAN DOLL), Cheyenne Jackson (30 ROCK), Michaela Watkins (BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON), and Glenn Fleshler (TRUE DETECTIVE).
It was produced by Jason Altman, Margaret Boykin, and Andrew Lieberman for Ubisoft Film & Television; Matt Miller, Natalie Metzger, and Benjamin Wiessner for Vanishing Angle; and Sam Richardson.
Said Arianna Bocco, President at IFC Films, “WEREWOLVES WITHIN is a wild and hilarious film adaptation of Ubisoft’s genius original game concept and we are so thrilled to bring this entertaining whodunnit to audiences this summer. Josh Ruben who arrived with SCARE ME, has assembled an incredible cast to bring his newest vision to light, and we’re sure it will leave audiences clutching their popcorn and howling from laughter."
If you've missed Scare Me, the film is absolutely hysterical, creepy and a total blast of a movie, and as an avid fan of werewolves myself, I can't wait to see what Ruben has done with the film.
IFC Films will release the film theatrically on June 25th and on VOD & Digital July 2nd.
By Matt Konopka