David Hayter’s directorial debut, Wolves, has been acquired by Ketchup Entertainment for US distribution, and the film is expected to arrive in US cinemas this summer.
Hayter makes his directorial debut with the film after writing scripts for films like Watchmen and X-Men: First Class, and he has put together an awesome cast of Jason Momoa, Stephen McHattie and Lucas Till. Hayter also wrote the horror thriller. Copperheart Entertainment’s Steve Hoban produced with makeup effects by Oscar-winning creature designers Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey.
Said Ketchup CEO Gareth West: “From the first time we saw Wolves, we knew audiences would be swept up in the exciting action and powerful storytelling.Wolves is a great addition to the Ketchup slate.” Said Hayter: “My producers and I have worked for years to make Wolves something special and unique, and I am confident that we have found committed partners who share that vision.”
The film was funded by Copperheart Entertainment, TF1 International and Telefilm Canada. Ketchup’s West and acquisitions head Stephen Stanley negotiated with UTA Independent Film Group and exec producer Benedict Carver on the deal.
Cayden Richards (Till), 18, has it all: captain of the high school football team, straight-A student, gorgeous girlfriend. But when he wakes one dark night to find his parents brutally murdered, he is horrified to realize that he is turning into an animal… a wild, savage wolf.
Panicked, Cayden runs, determined to find out what is happening to him. His quest leads him to the strange, isolated town of Lupine Ridge, where two clans of wolves are on the brink of war. The opposing clans are lead by Connor, the powerful, pure-blood alpha of a savage pack (Momoa), and John Tollerman (McHattie), an old farmer, committed to protecting the human citizens of Lupine Ridge.
But when Cayden falls for Angelina (Patterson), the beautiful, young mate promised to Connor, a battle to the death is inevitable. And as the past begins to reveal itself, Cayden’s place in the world becomes clearer, as does his power to put an end to the savage violence building up around and within him.