GENRE MOVIE UPDATE: Skinwalkers

Skinwalkers comes to us from Lionsgate. The film revolves around a 12 year old boy and his mother that become the targets of two warring werewolf packs. Sounds like Underworld meets Elektra.

Here’s the full synopsis for the film:
In the small town of Huguenot, Timothy (played by Matthew Knight) approaches his thirteenth birthday, unaware this milestone marks the time of his transformation. His mother Rachel (played Rhona Mitra) fears her son’s health is deteriorating.* But those around him—those who have guarded him since birth—know Timothy is a half-blood and that when the red moon is full, he will finally have the power to control his family’s destiny. They also know that Timothy’s gift puts his life in grave danger.
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Meanwhile, two packs of Skinwalkers watch the night sky. Bound by blood, divided by principles, and hellbent to survive, they understand that this rising moon signals the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy. Consequently, the packs are prepared to wage a fierce battle for possession of the one who holds the key to their future and their way of life.

James Isaac has more experience as an effects guy than director, having worked on eXistenZ (1999) and Enemy Mine (1985). Those films were high concept and heavily character-driven. I’m curious, but the story sounds like places we’ve been before. He also worked on Naked Lunch (1991) and Gremlins, (1984) so he has some definite quality under his belt. We’ll see. 

Check out a few shots from Skinwalkers RIGHT HERE

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