David Hayter

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Cayden Richards (Lucas Till) is a popular high school quarterback with wealthy parents, a hot girlfriend and not a single worry in the world. Well, he has been having violent and horrific nightmares every night, and he almost kills an opposing player on the field in a fit of rage, but aside from that he really doesn’t have a single worry. But that all changes when he realizes he’s a werewolf. He attacks his hot girlfriend, murders his own parents and goes on the run across country, but his escape very quickly brings him in contact with a man with the same hairy affliction and a suggestion of where Cayden should go for answers. That destination is the remote mountain town of Lupine Ridge, obviously, but Cayden is surprised to discover it offers answers to questions he didn’t even know he had. Writer/director David Hayter‘s Wolves is a YA film in, well, wolf’s clothing. Just about every aspect, from story arc to character types, feel shaped like any number of YA films in recent years, but the film’s ‘R’ rating appears to remove it from the grasp of teen viewers. But the promise of that rating and the recent red-band trailer — basically gory werewolf carnage and shaggy coupling — never actually comes to fruition resulting instead in a slight, mildly goofy and toothless werewolf movie suitable for just about anyone interested in hormonal journeys.

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Hiroshima Mon Amour

The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. There will be a quiz later. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya?

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x-men

One of the surprise panels at this year’s Comic-Con was for David Hayter‘s directorial debut, Wolves. The panel didn’t come out of nowhere or anything, but it was for an original property. We don’t see a whole lot of original films highlighted at the Con, so to see Hayter’s picture have a presence was a pleasant addition to the festivities. It’s a movie Hayter’s been developing for the past six years, based on a script of his own. You know Hayter’s voice as Solid Snake, but you’re probably also familiar with his screenwriting credits: X-Men, X-Men 2: United, and Watchmen. Of course the first X-Men was a one of kind movie at the time. We hadn’t seen a superhero team onscreen yet, so it was far from a sure thing. The movie ended up a success, paving the way for more comic book movies like it. However, since then, a lot has changed. What worked best about those first two X-Men movies isn’t something we see very often now: simple, streamlined action. The second X-Men ends with a bang involving Jean Grey protecting the aircraft full of her friends, not William Stryker bringing a city to its knees and the X-Men having to save it. That’s what a lot of superhero movies have turned into, and sometimes, it’s somewhat of a shame. We sat down with Hayter at Comic Con, and since Robert already posted a rundown of what to expect from Wolves, we thought it’d best to save our discussion focused on Wolves for the film’s possible 2014 release. Until then, here are David […]

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Wolves

David Hayter might not be a household name, but he’s more than likely a household voice. A popular video game actor, he’s lent his vocal talents to characters like Metal Gear Solid‘s Solid Snake, several Star Wars characters in video games, and he was even the voice behind Captain America in the Spider-Man Animated Series.  If you’re not impressed yet, or if you’re just wondering why this guy suddenly has a movie, his first as a director mind you, consider his screen writing credits: X-Men, X2, and Watchmen, among others. So yeah, this guy is kind of a big guy, and I don’t mean that just because he’s 6’1. Oh hey, that’s something we learned, can’t spoil the article in the intro. Without further adieu, we present the 15 things we learned about David Hayter’s werewolf action flick  Wolves.

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Jason Momoa

Do you wish that modern werewolves would be rabid and aggressive instead of annoyed that they’re missing their chest wax at the salon? X-Men writer David Hayter might have a new movie for you. His directorial debut, Wolves, is meant to toughen up werewolves again. Hopefully the opening scene will show one of them eating Liam Neeson without much of a fight. Fortunately, the production has just signed an actor with teeth. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Momoa is all set to play the villain of the flick opposite Lucas Till. The latter plays a young man who becomes a werewolf and has to escape after a grisly murder, so he settles down in the on-the-nosely named Lupine Hill where Momoa plays the patriarch of the wolven town. Fur most likely hits the fan soon after in what Hayter has described as a werewolf myth in service of a sexual awakening metaphor. Momoa, in addition to Game of Thrones will next be seen with Sylvester Stallone in Bullet to the Head. Wolves is aiming to start shooting next month in sunny Canada.

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Watchmen Feature Header

The End Is Nigh as Watchmen finally arrives in theaters. In bringing you all the coverage one could possibly accrue, we sat with producers, writers, and ate oatmeal, all to satisfy your cravings for knowledge. Eat up.

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fox-devil

As if Watchmen isn’t getting enough press lately, the Web was flooded with reports this morning that the movie’s screenwriter, David Hayter, made some waves during the Watchmen press day in L.A. yesterday.

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