MTV announced last month that Tyler Posey, Tyler Hoechlin, Crystal Reed and Dylan O’Brien had been cast to star in the remake of the 80s classic Teen Wolf .
MTV has revealed that director Russell Mulcahy (Razorback, Highlander, Resident Evil: Extinction) will be helming the film.
MTV’s take on the film, which originally starred Michael J. Fox as a high-school student who discovers he is a werewolf, is a dramatic thriller with a buddy-comedy element at the center and a romantic plot line.
The story will revolve around Scott McCall (Posey), a dorky high-school student who gets a rush of new powers, including the ability to attract girls, after a wolf attack. Dylan O’Brien will play Scott’s best friend who is initially dismissive of Scott’s theory that he was bitten by a wolf but then begins research on human-werewolf transformation. Crystal Reed (MTV’s “Hard Times”) will play a sweet new girl at school who is immediately smitten with Scott.