Werewolves Within, the Ubisoft lie-‘em-up released for PSVR a few years ago, is getting a movie – and here’s the trailer to prove it. Due out on 25th June in theatres and 2nd July on demand, the big-screen adaptation follows the same format as the game – although it’s transitioned the action from a fantasy setting to a small American town.
The blurb reads: “After a proposed pipeline creates divisions within the small town of Beaverfield, and a snowstorm traps its residents together inside the local inn, newly arrived forest ranger Finn (Sam Richardson) and postal worker Cecily (Milana Vayntrub) must try to keep the peace and uncover the truth behind a mysterious creature that has begun terrorising the community.”
“I grew up near the same small town where we shot Werewolves Within,” director Josh Ruben explained. “As a kid, I’d freak myself out, making up monster stories, running through the woods, pretending I was Chief Brody. That hometown experience, where neighbours knew your business (whether you liked it or not) is so much of what makes Werewolves so personal.
He continued: “But, as much as I love horror movies, nothing scares me more than people. And as much as this movie is an homage to my love for Hot Fuzz, the Coen Brothers, and Arachnophobia, it’s also about the monster in all of us. This movie is a tribute to those of us who are resolute that good conquers evil, and that ‘being good’ is the best weapon we’ve got, against guns, knives, even claws! Sometimes, you’ve just got to be a good neighbour, no matter how wicked people are.”