Universal’s new supernatural Untitled Werewolf Thriller has begun shooting in and around Bucharest, Romania, according to Universal 1440 Entertainment’s Glenn Ross. Universal celebrates its storied history of creatures and horror with an original adventure that embraces the popular cultural resurgence of the age-old werewolf myth. Action and suspense collide as an army of bounty hunters descend on a tiny hamlet in search of the most terrifying monster they have ever fought. The Untitled Werewolf Thriller is the latest entry in the successful DVD Originals line from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production arm of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, and is scheduled for release on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand in time for Halloween 2012.
Untitled Werewolf Thriller stars Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta, The Crying Game), Steven Bauer (Scarface, Primal Fear), Ed Quinn (True Blood, Eureka), Nia Peeples (Pretty Little Liars, Walker Texas, Ranger), Guy Wilson (Almost Kings, Little Black Book), Adam Croasdell (Supernatural, East Enders) and Rachel DiPillo (Law & Order, The Gates).
Louis Morneau (Joy Ride II, Hitcher II: I’ve Been Waiting) directs the nightmarish hunt through an idyllic countryside shattered by an unstoppable beast. The film is produced by Mike Elliott (The Devils Rejects, Smokin’ Aces 2), from a screenplay by Michael Tabb, along with the writing team of Louis Morneau and Catherine Cyran.
Here is the official synopsis of the Untitled Werewolf Thriller:
A monstrous creature terrorizes a 19th C European village by moonlight and a young man struggles to protect his loved ones from an unspeakable scourge in Untitled Werewolf Thriller, Universal Studios’ all-new addition to its time-honored legacy of supernatural thrillers. During his studies with the local doctor (Stephen Rea), Daniel (Guy Wilson) witnesses the horrific consequences of werewolf attacks. Watching as the beast’s fearsome reputation draws bounty hunters, thrill seekers and charlatans to the tiny town, Daniel dreams of destroying the ruthless predator. So when a mysterious stranger (Ed Quinn) and his team of skilled werewolf hunters (Stephen Bauer, Adam Croasdell) arrive to pursue the monster, he offers to join them, despite his mother’s (Nia Peeples) protests. But it soon becomes clear that this creature is stronger, smarter and more dangerous than anything they have faced before. As casualties mount and villagers see their neighbors transformed into ravening monsters, the townsfolk take up arms against each other to find the true identity of the werewolf. Amid the hysteria, Daniel begins to suspect he’s closer to his target than he ever dreamed.