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‘Teen Wolf’ and ‘Teen Wolf Too’ Collector’s Editions Coming In August From Shout Factory

‘Teen Wolf’ and ‘Teen Wolf Too’ Collector’s Editions Coming In August From Shout Factory

Hooooooooooooooowl! On August 8, 2017, Scream Factory will present two classic films from the 1980’s,Teen Wolf (Collector’s Editon), starring Michael J Fox, and Teen Wolf Too (Collector’s Edition), starring Jason Bateman, the latter on Blu-ray™ for the first time. In addition, the Saturday morning kids show Teen Wolf: The Complete Animated Series will get a DVD release from Shout! Factory, on September 5.

‘Teen Wolf’

Special Features on Teen Wolf (Collector’s Editon) include a new 2017 high-definition film transfer taken from the interpositive, a still gallery, the original theatrical trailer, and Never. Say. Die. The Story Of Teen Wolf – an exciting new comprehensive documentary about the making and legacy of the film, including brand-new interviews with writers Jeph Loeb and Matthew Weisman; producers Mark Levinson and Scott Rosenfelt; stars Susan Ursitti-Sheinberg, Jerry Levine, Matt Adler, Jim MacKrell and Troy Evans; basketball double Jeff Glosser; casting director Paul Ventura; production designer Chester Kaczenski; special effects make-up artist Jeff Dawn; and editor Lois Freeman-Fox.  With a runtime of 2 hours and 23 minutes, the documentary also delves into the controversial urban legend regarding the final scenes of the film.

Special features on Teen Wolf Too (Collector’s Edition) include Working with the Wolf – an interview with director Christopher Leitch, Otherworldly – an interview with co-star Kim Darby, A Man of Great ‘Stiles’ – an interview with co-star Stuart Fratkin, Nerdy Girl Saves the Day – an interview with co-star Estee Chandler, A Wolf in ‘80s Clothing – a look at the wardrobe of Teen Wolf Too with costume designer Heidi Kaczenski, and a still gallery.

Sporting new artwork illustration and new bonus features, both releases are available for pre-order now. Customers ordering from ShoutFactory.com will get a free poster featuring the brand new artwork, while supplies last, and will receive their copies two weeks early.

He always wanted to be special … but he never expected this! Like all teenagers, Scott Howard (Michael J. Fox, the Back to the Future trilogy) is going through some … changes. But unlike the rest of the students at Beacontown High School, Scott’s changes include long hair that covers his entire body, claw-like fingernails, fangs, a heightened sense of smell, superhuman strength and the extraordinary ability to … play basketball? And that’s just the beginning.

Naturally, these uncanny new features turn this loveable loser into the most popular kid in school. But by embracing his newly minted popularity, has the Teen Wolf lost sight of what it truly means to be Scott Howard?

‘Teen Wolf Too’

In Teen Wolf Too, high school was easy, but college is a whole different animal! Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses) stars as Todd Howard, a Hamilton University freshman with a full athletic scholarship — only Todd has no idea why, since he’s far more interested in veterinary medicine than sports. But his boxing coach, Bobby Finstock, is very familiar with the Howard family secret and he’s hoping he can use it to his advantage. When the whole school — including Todd — finds out that he’s a werewolf with superhuman abilities, Todd’s popularity skyrockets and he becomes the big wolf on campus.

But is his fame a gift? Or a curse? And can he keep it from getting in the way of the relationships he has with his best friends and girlfriend? Perhaps a little guidance from his professor (Kim Darby, True Grit), who has a secret of her own, may help Todd learn the biggest lesson of all.

TEEN WOLF (COLLECTOR’S EDITON) SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • New 2017 High-Definition Film Transfer taken from the interpositive
  • Never. Say. Die. The Story Of Teen Wolf– A comprehensive documentary about the making and legacy of the film, including brand-new interviews with writers Jeph Loeb and Matthew Weisman; producers Mark Levinson and Scott Rosenfelt; stars Susan Ursitti-Sheinberg, Jerry Levine, Matt Adler, Jim MacKrell and Troy Evans; basketball double Jeff Glosser; casting director Paul Ventura; production designer Chester Kaczenski; special effects make-up artist Jeff Dawn; and editor Lois Freeman-Fox.
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

TEEN WOLF TOO SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Working with the Wolf– An interview with director Christopher Leitch
  • Otherworldly– An interview with co-star Kim Darby
  • A Man of Great ‘Stiles’– An interview with co-star Stuart Fratkin
  • Nerdy Girl Saves the Day– An interview with co-star Estee Chandler
  • A Wolf in ‘80s Clothing – A look at the wardrobe of Teen Wolf Toowith costume designer Heidi Kaczenski
  • Still Gallery

 

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‘OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine’ Documentary Coming To Blu-ray On July 19th from Virgil Films

‘OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine’ Documentary Coming To Blu-ray On July 19th from Virgil Films

Coming to Blu-ray this July!

Coming to Blu-ray this July!

The iconic time-traveling car from the Back to the Future movies almost got left in the dust once filming was done, and the tireless efforts to save it are recounted in OUTATIME: SAVING THE DELOREAN TIME MACHINE. The film, which provides a deeply satisfying coda to the beloved trilogy, comes to digital platforms, Blu-ray and DVD from Virgil Films on July 19, 2016.

OUTATIME tells the incredible comeback story of the world’s most famous movie car – the DeLorean Time Machine from the beloved Michael J. Fox comic adventure ‘Back to the Future’ and its sequels. Plagued by souvenir hunters, rats and the elements, this cinematic icon – created by lunatic genius Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and featuring the all-powerful “flux capacitor” – seemed destined for the junkyard. Director Steve Concotelli’s film chronicles the efforts of ‘Back to the Future’ co-creator and producer Bob Gale, Universal Studios and the trilogy’s dedicated fan community as they tirelessly work together to bring the Time Machine back to life.

In the vein of Top Gear, Counting Cars and American Choppers, OUTATIME will appeal to fans of the trilogy and gearheads alike. It is the perfect companion to the original films, which continue to score high ratings whenever they are aired.

Bonus features on the OUTATIME Blu-ray and DVD include full-length audio commentary with director Steve Concotelli and Joe Walser, who headed up the car’s restoration; deleted scenes; OUTATIME world premiere footage; a restoration photo gallery and more.

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LEGO DIMENSIONS: Voice Cast To Include Michael J. Fox, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie And More!

LEGO DIMENSIONS: Voice Cast To Include Michael J. Fox, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie And More!

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has revealed some of the famous voice talent in LEGO Dimensions, the upcoming entertainment experience that merges physical LEGO brick building with interactive console gameplay. LEGO Dimensions will fuse 14 fan-favorite universes from film, television and games together with the principal actors voicing their characters from almost every property lending authenticity to the game’s epic story.  

Some of the talent and entertainment properties featured in the video include Michael J. Fox who played Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd who played Doc Brown in the Back to the Future films, and have rerecorded and reprised their roles in LEGO Dimensions. From The LEGO Movie,Chris Pratt returns as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Wyldstyle, Alison Brie as UniKitty and Charlie Day as Benny, among other actors from the film. And as part of the original LEGO Dimensions story, Joel McHale is X-PO, the game’s robot guide, and Gary Oldman is Lord Vortech, the evil mastermind who seeks to control the LEGO Multiverse.

LEGO Dimensions includes many other famous voice actors in addition to those featured in the video. Members of the original cast of GhostbustersThe Lord of the RingsThe Simpsons and Scooby-Doo will also be reprising their roles for the game. In addition, Chris Pratt is Owen Grady and Irrfan Khan is Simon Masrani from Jurassic World, along with other members of the film’s original cast. Peter Capaldi is the 12th Doctor, Jenna Coleman is Clara Oswald, Michelle Gomez is Missy from Doctor Who, and many other original actors from the long running British science fiction television series have also returned to voice their characters in the game as well. From the world of DC Comics, Troy Baker is Batman and Tara Strong is Harley Quinn. Stephen Merchant is Wheatley and Ellen McLain is GLaDOS from the Portal video game series. 

Launching September 27, 2015, LEGO Dimensions will be available for Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation4 and PlayStation3 computer entertainment systems and the Wii U system from Nintendo.

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‘Back To The Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy’ To Be Released On October 20th!

‘Back To The Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy’ To Be Released On October 20th!

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Great Scott! In 1985 Director Robert Zemeckis, Executive Producer Steven Spielberg and Producer/Screenwriter Bob Gale embarked on a three-part journey through time that broke box-office records worldwide and catapulted Back to the Future into one of the most beloved trilogies in motion picture history.  In 1989, the filmmakers gave us a glimpse of the future in Back to the Future Part II as Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to 2015…or, if our calculations are correct, October 21, 2015, to be exact.  “The Future” has finally arrived.

'Back To The Future' 30th Anniversary Trilogy

‘Back To The Future’ 30th Anniversary Trilogy

Now, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates this once-in-a-lifetime date, as well as the 30thAnniversary of the groundbreaking first film, with three new releases debuting on October 20, 2015.  Available on Blu-ray™ & DVD, the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy will include all three movies plus a new bonus disc with more two hours of content. Back to the Future: The Complete Animated Series will be released for the first time ever on DVD featuring all 26 episodes from the award-winning series and Back to the Future: The Complete Adventures will include all three movies, the complete animated series, a new bonus disc, a 64-page book and collectible light-up “Flux Capacitor” packaging.  Featuring more than two hours of content, the bonus disc will include all-new original shorts, documentaries, two episodes from the animated series and more.

In addition to the home entertainment release, the Back to the Future celebration continues in theaters when the films go back to the big screen on October 21, 2015.  Check local listings for show times.  Additionally, Universal Music Enterprises is reissuing an all-new 30th Anniversary picture disc vinyl soundtrack, available October 16th in stores and through all digital partners.

About Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy (Blu-ray & DVD)
Experience the future all over again with the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy! Join Marty McFly(Michael J. Fox), Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and a time traveling DeLorean for the adventure of a lifetime as they travel to the past, present and future, setting off a time-shattering chain reaction that disrupts the space time continuum! From filmmakers Steven SpielbergRobert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, this unforgettable collection features hours of bonus features and is an unrivaled trilogy that stands the test of time.

Includes:

  • Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III
  • Bonus Disc with More than Two Hours of Content
  • Digital HD with UltraViolet (Blu-ray™ Exclusive)
  • Collectible Packaging (Blu-ray™ Exclusive)

Bonus Features:

  • All New Original Shorts:  Including Doc Brown Saves the World!, starring Christopher Lloyd.
  • OUTATIME: Restoring the DeLorean: An inside look at the 2012 restoration of the most iconic car in film history.
  • Looking Back to the Future: A 9-part retrospective documentary from 2009 on the trilogy’s legacy.
  • Back to the Future: The Animated Series: 2 episodes (“Brothers” and “Mac the Black”) from the 1991 series featuring live action segments with Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown.
  • Tales from the Future 6-Part Documentary

Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy (Blu-ray & DVD) Bonus Features Continued:

  • The Physics of Back to the Future
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Michael J. Fox Q&A
  • Eight Archival Featurettes
  • Behind the Scenes Footage
  • Music Videos
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Back to the Future: The Ride

About Back to the Future : The Complete Animated Series (DVD)
It’s about time!  The adventures continue with all 26 episodes of the award winning Back to the Future: The Complete Animated Series, in its entirety and uncut! Join Marty McFly and Doc Brown, Doc’s wife Clara, sons Jules and Verne, and dog Einstein for more hilarious escapades as they time travel to Prehistoric Hill Valley, Ancient Rome, Medieval England, the Civil War, the days of the pirates, the far future and beyond.  Featuring live action segments with Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown, science experiments by Bill Nye the Science Guy and the vocal talents of Mary Steenburgen (Clara), Thomas Wilson (Biff) and Dan Castellaneta (Doc), it is family entertainment at its best and a true treasure for all Back to the Future fans!

Bonus Features:

  • Drawn to the Future: New interview with creator/writer Bob Gale and writer John Ludin.
  • Galleries: Rare archival materials featuring character art, DeLorean designs and more.

About Back to the Future : The Complete Adventures (Blu-ray & DVD)
Great Scott! For the first time ever, Back to the Future: The Complete Adventures pairs together the original beloved trilogy starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd along with the complete TV series.  Join Marty McFly, Doc Brown and a time traveling DeLorean for the adventure of a lifetime as they travel to the past, present and future, setting off a time-shattering chain reaction that disrupts the space time continuum.

Includes:

  • Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III
  • Back to the Future: The Complete Animated Series DVD
  • Bonus Disc with More than 2 Hours of Content
  • Digital HD with UltraViolet (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Back to the Future: A Visual History 64-Page Book
  • Light-Up “Flux Capacitor” Packaging

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BACK TO BACK TO THE FUTURE: Official Website Launched!

BACK TO BACK TO THE FUTURE: Official Website Launched!

An Epic Adventure!

An Epic Adventure!

It’s finally here! The official website launch of GIVINGBACKTOTHEFUTURE.COMDavid Guy Levy’s entire digital comic series, BACK TO BACK TO THE FUTURE, can be fully downloaded NOW!

Check out the official BACK TO BACK TO THE FUTURE website HERE!: GIVING BACK TO THE FUTURE 

The site features the first three, free, issues of the series, as well as the last three pieces of the series! Issues 4, 5, and 6 can all be purchased for $2 each, with all of the proceeds benefitting the Young Storytellers Foundation. Help make a difference and let young storytellers’ voices be heard!

In case you haven’t seen it, check out this 2 minute video of David Guy Levy explaining BACK TO BACK TO THE FUTURE and the Young Storytellers Foundation: 

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BACK TO BACK TO THE FUTURE: Issue #3 Now Available!

BACK TO BACK TO THE FUTURE: Issue #3 Now Available!

Available Now!

Available Now!

Now that Bob Gale and Melora Hardin have gone back to the future, It’s time for the third installment of BACK TO BACK TO THE FUTURE!

The third issue is online NOW, exclusively on MTV GEEK: http://geek-news.mtv.com/2013/07/09/back-to-back-to-the-future-3-debut-exclusive/ 
This is the last free issue of the series! The proceeds from issues 4, 5, and 6 (only $2 a piece) will be going to an incredible cause, the Young Storytellers Foundation (http://www.youngstorytellers.com/). Help us give back to our future with BACK TO BACK TO THE FUTURE!
In case you haven’t seen it, check out this 2 minute video of David Guy Levy explaining BACK TO BACK TO THE FUTURE and the Young Storytellers Foundation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_7izQQQiSM&feature=youtu.be
Writer, Director, and Producer David Guy Levy’s 6-series digital comic book, BACK TO BACK TO THE FUTURE, imagines what would happen if the filmmakers of Back To The Future went back in time and made sure Eric Stoltz still played Marty McFly in the hit movies. The first three books will be offered as free downloads with the 4th, 5th, and 6th available at $2 each. David will generously be donating ALL of the proceeds to the Young Storytellers Foundation (http://www.youngstorytellers.com/). This foundation develops literacy through the art of storytelling. Using group exercises and one-on-one mentoring, they provide under-served children in the public school system an opportunity to write stories and see them brought to life through performance.

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David Guy Levy Launches ‘Back To Back To The Future’ Digital Comic Series For Charity!

David Guy Levy Launches ‘Back To Back To The Future’ Digital Comic Series For Charity!

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“Back To Back To The Future”

Writer, Director, and Producer David Guy Levy has written a 6-series digital comic book called BACK TO BACK TO THE FUTUREBased off the hit film series, Back To The Future, BACK TO BACK TO THE FUTURE asks what would happen if the filmmakers of Back To The Future went back in time and made sure Eric Stoltz was never replaced by Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly in the movies.
Check out the first issue NOW, exclusively on EW Comics & EW.com – CLICK HERE

The first three books will be offered as free downloads with the 4th, 5th, and 6th available at $2 a piece. David will generously be donating ALL of the proceeds to the Young Storytellers Foundation (http://www.youngstorytellers.com/). This foundation develops literacy through the art of storytelling. Using group exercises and one-on-one mentoring, they provide under-served children in the public school system an opportunity to write stories and see them brought to life through performance.

Check out this 2 minute video of David Guy Levy explaining BACK TO BACK TO THE FUTURE and the Young Storytellers Foundation.

Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/backtobacktothefuture

Official Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/backtobttf

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Back To The Future: Nike Partners With The Michael J. Fox Foundation To Fight Parkinson’s Disease

Back To The Future: Nike Partners With The Michael J. Fox Foundation To Fight Parkinson’s Disease

Nike today announced that 1500 pairs of the mythical 2011 NIKE MAG shoes will be auctioned on eBay, nikemag.eBay.com, with all net proceeds going directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

“This project is exciting to me because it brings together three very passionate audiences: the Parkinson’s community, sneakerheads and Back to the Future fans,” said Michael J. Fox. “With their support we can accelerate our objective of finding a cure for Parkinson’s.”

The NIKE MAG shoes originally captured the imagination of audiences in Back to the Future II, when the character Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, wore them in the year 2015. Nike has been urged to release the shoes for many years. Leading up to the release of the 2011 NIKE MAG, a generous 50 million dollar match grant was given to the Michael J. Fox Foundation by Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki. They will match all donations to the foundation, up to 50 million dollars, through the end of 2012. The timing seemed perfect to bring the 2011 NIKE MAG back to support a bigger idea.

“We wanted to translate the excitement people have for the ‘greatest shoe never made’ and for the Back to the Future into positive action,” said Mark Parker, Nike CEO, who was on the Back to the Future II set in 1988 when Fox donned the original NIKE MAG shoes. “But the long-term objective is to raise awareness so the Foundation can achieve their goal of eradicating Parkinson’s disease.”

When the original Back to the Future creative team learned of Nike’s desire to support Fox’s foundation with the release of the 2011 NIKE MAG shoes, Executive Producer Frank Marshall joined the effort. A concept was hatched to develop a ‘Lost Scene’ to honor the original Back to the Future films and characters, capturing Doc Brown’s efforts to make Marty ‘fit in’ during his visit to 2015.

Original cast members Christopher Lloyd and Donald Fullilove reprise their beloved roles and actor Bill Hader and basketball star Kevin Durant join the Back to the Future legacy as store clerk and customer. The sales manager is played by original NIKE MAG designer and Vice President of Design at Nike, Tinker Hatfield, who also oversaw the development of the 2011 NIKE MAG shoe. Hatfield indifferently informs Lloyd he has landed in the wrong year and the power lacing NIKE MAG shoes he is seeking for Marty McFly won’t be available until 2015. The film was created in collaboration with Wieden + Kennedy and features :60, :90 and two-minute versions.

The first rechargeable footwear from Nike, the 2011 NIKE MAG shoes were designed to be precise replicas of the originals from Back to the Future II. The aesthetic is an exact match, down to the contours of the upper, the glowing LED panel and the electroluminescent NIKE in the strap. The only deviation from the original is additional foam support in the ankle and toe box for increased comfort. The 2011 NIKE MAG illuminates with the pinch of the “ear” of the high top, glowing for five hours per charge.

Nike has donated 1500 pairs of the 2011 NIKE MAG shoes to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research, which will be available on eBay at nikemag.eBay.com. Each day for the duration of the ten-day auction, one hundred and fifty pairs of the 2011 NIKE MAG shoes will be made available via eBay’s Fashion Vault, a differentiated platform for select designer and branded fashion events. The auction starts today and will end September 18. In addition, the shoes are listed using eBay Giving Works, the company’s innovative online philanthropy program that enables millions of people to easily connect with and donate to organizations they care about. The auction is managed by Auction Cause for the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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MTV Moves Forward With A Second Season of ‘Teen Wolf’

MTV Moves Forward With A Second Season of ‘Teen Wolf’

MTV has announced their plans to move forward with a second season of their “Teen Wolf” series. Check out the official press release below and weigh in with your thoughts!

MTV announced today the pick-up of a second season of its critically acclaimed hit series “Teen Wolf.” The sophomore season of MTV’s young, sexy reinvention of the classic werewolf tale will return with 12 all new one-hour episodes in 2012.

“We’re incredibly proud of this show. Executive producer Jeff Davis has brought an exciting, cinematic story to life with a breakout young cast who our audience has wildly embraced,” said David Janollari, Head of MTV Programming. “Picking up ‘Teen Wolf’ for a second season marks another step towards the further diversification of our schedule, with this big, bold, entertaining scripted series.”

With a 1.5 P12-34 rating, “Teen Wolf” is MTV’s highest-rated new series of 2010 and 2011. Airing Monday nights at 10:00 p.m., “Teen Wolf” doubled its time period average from a year ago and ranks #4 across all TV in its time slot. Nearly 1.7 million total viewers tune in to “Teen Wolf” each week.

In next week’s episode, the stakes couldn’t be higher, as Stiles must help Scott face his second full moon as a werewolf, while at the same time, his romance with Allison is unraveling , and Derek is on the run from the sheriff, wanted for murder, on Monday, July 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

“Teen Wolf” stars Tyler Posey as the newly bitten werewolf Scott McCall; Crystal Reed as the mysterious new girl in town Allison Argent; Dylan O’Brien as Scott’s best friend Stiles; Tyler Hoechlin as Derek Hale, the beta wolf who is guiding Scott through his transformation; Holland Roden as Lydia Martin, the popular girl with a secret; and Colton Haynes as Jackson Whittemore, Scott’s arch rival on the lacrosse team.

“Teen Wolf” was developed by Jeff Davis (creator, “Criminal Minds”) who also serves as executive producer. Additional executive producers include Marty Adelstein (“Prison Break”), Michael Thorn, René Echevarria (“Medium,” “Castle”), Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley. Russell Mulcahy (“Highlander,” “Resident Evil: Extinction”) is co-executive producer. The pilot was written by Jeff Davis and Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman and directed by Russell Mulcahy. The “Teen Wolf” series is based on a Screenplay by Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman. David Janollari and Justin Levy are the MTV executives in charge of production. The series is a co-production with MGM, in association with Lost Marbles Productions, Inc., First Cause, Inc. and DiGa.

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MTV Unveils Trailer For New ‘Teen Wolf’ Series!

MTV Unveils Trailer For New ‘Teen Wolf’ Series!

MTV has unveiled a brand new trailer for their upcoming ‘Teen Wolf’ series. The show stars Tyler Posey (Maid in ManhattanBrothers and Sisters), Dylan O’Brien, Crystal Reed (Skyline) and Tyler Hoechlin (Road to Perdition7th Heaven). Check out the trailer and the original press release on the series below.

Filled with suspense, horror and the struggle to discover one’s true identity, MTV puts a modern spin on one of the most popular classic films of the eighties, MGM’s “Teen Wolf”. The reinvention comes alive as a sexy thriller set against the drama of high school life with a forbidden, romantic love story at its core. Additionally, MTV steers a fearless path with the greenlight of the North American adaptation of the U.K. drama series “Skins”. Both series greenlights were announced today by MTV President of Programming, Tony DiSanto. From the creator of “Criminal Minds,” Jeff Davis, and the executive producers of “The 4400,” Ren? Echevarria and “Prison Break,” Marty Adelstein, “Teen Wolf” will commence production this summer with 12 one-hour episodes. “Skins” will also begin production this summer with 10 one-hour episodes.

teen_wolf“We are always up for creative challenges at MTV,” said Liz Gateley, MTV Senior Vice President of Series Development. “We loved the conceit of the original film and knew the title had a great hook. The creative challenge was to take that title and reinvent it as a horror series for the MTV audience. It combines romance and high school to make ‘Teen Wolf’ the perfect thriller for MTV.”

Ms. Gateley continues, “Our goal in developing ‘Skins’ from the UK hit was to stay true to the core attributes and the creator-driven vision while also adapting it to be as relatable, real and reflective of high school life to American audiences as the original version has been to UK audience for 5 seasons. We’re thrilled to be bringing ‘Skins’ to MTV!”

David Janollari is Executive Vice President of Scripted Development. He joined MTV in January of this year to head up all new scripted development for the network with his sole focus on aggressively ramping up the scripted slate, raising the creative bar and seeking out fresh new concepts in a variety of genres. He will now partner with Ms. Gateley on “Teen Wolf” and “Skins”.

Mr. Janollari added, “MTV is serious about being in the scripted business, and these two new series are among the first steps in what will be a concentrated effort to add more scripted entertainment to our diverse slate, all created with our core demographic in mind. ‘Teen Wolf’ and ‘Skins’ offer youthful, broad-based entertainment that feel like a natural extension of the MTV brand and we believe will be relevant and resonate with our audience.”

“Teen Wolf,” stars Tyler Posey (“Maid in Manhattan,” “Brothers and Sisters”), as the newly bitten werewolf, ‘Scott McCall,’ Dylan O’Brien as his best friend ‘Stiles,’ Crystal Reed as the mysterious new girl in town, ‘Allison,’ and Tyler Hoechlin (“Road to Perdition,” “7th Heaven”) as the older and possibly quite dangerous werewolf, ‘Derek Hale.’ Always an outsider and often unnoticed, Scott McCall yearns to be recognized in some small way that takes him out of his typical state of high school anonymity. When his best friend, Stiles, convinces him to go into the woods one night to join a police search for a dead body, Scott encounters a creature in the darkness. Narrowly escaping an attack with a vicious bite in his side, the next day brings strange surprises for Scott at school and his life will never be the same.

“Teen Wolf” is a co-production with MGM. The pilot was directed by Russell Mulcahy (“Highlander,” “Resident Evil: Extinction”) and written by Jeff Davis (creator of “Criminal Minds”). Executive Producers include Davis, Marty Adelstein (“Prison Break”) and Michael Thorn of Lost Marbles TV and Ren? Echevarria (“Medium,” “Castle”). Make up effects for the first season will be supplemented by the Oscar- Winning team K.N.B Effects Group (“Predators,” “The Chronicles of Narnia”) and state-of-the-art computer graphics by EdenFX (“Lost,” “24,” “Spider-Man 3?). Liz Gateley, David Janollari and Justin Levy will serve as MTV executives in charge of production.

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