I didn’t want the first one (not in the watered down, battered up state they were offering it) so I’m not really in the target audience for another, but Universal are plotting a sequel to their recent Wolfman movie. Perhaps ironically, I’m also ready to believe it could well be a nice little corker.
Why? Because it’s being made as a straight-to-disc picture. Presumably this would make it cheaper, less dependent on expensive marketing, and more of a sold-on-the-title type affair. This can foster great creativity and freedom.
Though… more often than not, it doesn’t. Hairy fingers crossed, though.
Bloody Disgusting are reporting that Michael Tabb is in talks to script this “sequel of sorts” – which I assume means it won’t feature the same lead characters. All I know about him I read from his astonishingly stiff and overloaded IMDB bio-slash-press release:
Michael Tabb recently finished “The Uncatchable Cowgirl Bandits of Nottingham, Texas” about a slew of bank heists for Intrepid Pictures (deal with Rogue/Focus Features and Universal) and is currently writing the feature film adaptation of best-selling Russian fantasy novel Knights Of The Forty Islands for Run Entertainment, Ltd. (announced in the June 3, 2008 issue of The Hollywood Reporter, page 6).
Michael has developed projects for Disney Feature Animation, The Canton Company at Warner Brothers, Producer Lawrence Bender, comic book icon Stan Lee, Director Mike Newell and Dustin Hoffman to name a few. He also guest lectures on screenwriting at USC and writes a column in Ingénue Magazine about screenwriting entitled “Script Notes”.
Known for his original drafts of the scripts “Troy” and “The Casanovas”, Michael did the final rewrite of the thriller “Ring Around The Rosie”, in which his draft landed actor Tom Sizemore and was released by Sony.
Michael is a Supervising Producer on several productions for the new WGA sanctioned Strike TV (the first all-original content network on-line created by union writers – launching in summer), including writing and directing his own project, “The Academy”, featuring Corey Haim, Miguel Ferrer, Stephen Root and funnyman Brian Posehn.
Michael was raised behind the Orange Curtain (The OC), wrote his first short screenplay in high school and began writing features in college. His education includes two years at USC undergrad, a B.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a Masters in Screenwriting from UCLA’s School of Film and Television.
Michael Tabb does business under the banner of his company, Burning Tree Films, repped by agent Ryan Saul of APA, manager by Justin Silvera of New Wave Entertainment, attorney Darren Trattner of Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer et al, and is a member of WGAw.