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"The Howling Reborn"- October 18, 2011

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Anchor Bay Entertainment will release "The Howling: Reborn", the Anchor Bay Films release, October 18, 2011 on Blu-ray and DVD.

Directed by Joe Nimziki and produced by Kevin Kasha, Joel Kastelberg and Ernst Etchie Stroh, screenplay is by Nimziki and James Robert Johnston, based on the novel "The Howling" by author Gary Brandner.

The Canadian-lensed horror feature stars Lindsey Shaw, Landon Liboiron and Ivana Milicevic alongside creatures designed by 2010 Oscar nominee Adrian Morot ("300") :

"...high-school loner 'Will Kidman' finally asks out the girl of his dreams, the reclusive 'Eliana Wynter'. But Will also discovers a dark secret from his past - that he is a member of a 'werewolf' clan. Even worse, he must also fight a pack of werewolves who are hellbent on killing both him and his new girlfriend..."

Bonus features include a filmmakers' commentary and behind-the-scenes featurette.

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Plot Details Emerge for The Howling Reborn

Somewhere along the way we've lost track of how many movies there are in The Howling franchise. Six maybe? Yes. Six. True, most of them were of questionable quality and none ever came close to being as good as the original, but they do hold a special place in the hearts of some fans. Still, we're pretty excited to have the franchise coming back, and the first plot details of the upcoming The Howling Reborn have come to light.

Indie producers Joel Kastelberg and Moonstone Entertainment's Etchie Stroh are re-launching the werewolf franchise as The Howling Reborn. Former studio marketing exec Joe Nimziki, who worked at New Line, MGM, and Sony, will make his feature directorial debut from his own script.

Check out the first ever details below courtesy of Bloody Disgusting, and while we're revisiting all this cool Howling stuff, let's take a moment to dig on how
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The Howling To Be Reborn

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Variety has reported that Joe Dante’s 1981 werewolf classic The Howling is getting a Hollywood makeover.

Producers Joel Kastelberg (Highball) and Etchie Stroh (The Promise) want to reboot the franchise as The Howling: Reborn. Taking on both writing and directing duties will be former studio marketing executive Joe Nimziki, who will be making his feature length film debut with this project.

The original film spawned six terrible sequels released from 1985 to 1995, which were never meant to be anything more than a long, drawn-out attempt to cash in on the original cult classic. Some may argue that this is exactly why the series should be rebooted, but in my opinion remakes hardly ever surpass the original, and in an era of Hollywood where most films seem to be remakes/reboots/re-imaginings or sequels/prequels, I would prefer for Kastelberg, Stroh, and Nimziki to make an original werewolf movie completely independent
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Remake of The Howling sharpens claws for Halloween 2010

With New Moon's lupine shapeshifters bounding on the big screen and a remake of The Wolfman due next February, lycanthropy is proving popular in Hollywood.

So much so that werewolf franchise The Howling is to sprout fur and fangs once again.

The original 1981 horror flick, directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins, Piranha) and based on Gary Brandner's novel of the same name, spawned six sequels, the most recent in 1995.

Now, producers Joel Kastelberg and Etchie Stroh are relaunching the franchise with the forthcoming The Howling: Reborn, says Variety.

Former studio marketing executive Joe Nimziki will write and make his directing debut on the project, which is slated for a Halloween release next year. Production is scheduled to begin in February.

The original's executive producers Steve Lane and Bob Pringle will return for the remake.
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The Howling To Return

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The Howling To Return
According to Variety.com, producing team Joel Kastelberg and Moonstone Entertainment’s Etchie Stroh are re-launching “The Howling” werewolf franchise with “The Howling: Reborn.” Joe Nimziki will be writing and directing the project, which is slated to start shooting in February 2010 and has a tentative Halloween 2010 release date set. The producers of the roginal film, Steve Lane and Bob Pringle, are onboard as executive producers for “The Howling: Reborn.” The original film, directed by Joe Dante, was released in 1981 and was about a news reporter who is being stalked by a serial killer that turns out to be a werewolf. The details of “The Howling: Reborn” [...]
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Remember "The Howling?" It's Set to Be "Reborn!"

"The Howling" is set to terrorize theaters again! Independent film producers Joel Kastelberg and Moonstone Entertainment's Etchie Stroh are re-booting the franchise as "The Howling: Reborn."

Variety told us that former studio marketing exec Joe Nimziki, who worked at New Line, MGM and Sony, will make his feature directorial debut from his own script.

With all the "Twilight Saga: New Moon" mania going on, you know this is bound to happen.

I love the original film. John Sayles wrote the script and Joe Dante directed the 1981 flick. Dee Wallace-Stone played an anchorwoman being stalked by a serial killer who later turns out to be a werewolf...tan dan dan...

Production is set to begin in February for a Halloween release. No word on plot yet, but for now, let's relive the original. Take a look at the trailer of the 1981 horror flick:
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'Howling' ready for a comeback

Producers Joel Kastelberg and Etchie Stroh will be rebooting the "The Howling" werewolf franchise as "The Howling: Reborn." According to Variety, former studio marketing executive Joe Nimziki, whose stops included New Line, MGM and Sony, will make his feature directorial debut from his own script.The film will start production in February for a Halloween release. The story details are under wraps for now.The original "Howling" was directed by Joe Dante from a script by John Sayles. Released in 1981, the film would give birth to six sequels. Steve Lane and Bob Pringle, who served as executive producers on the original, will also executive produce the new version.
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The Howling: Reborn

I love werewolves. I think I’ve said that multiple times before. Do I love them enough to watch The Twilight Saga: New Moon? No, because those aren’t exactly werewolves-though they were the only redeemable aspect of that god awful series of books. Now, do I love werewolves enough to watch the planned re-boot of Joe Dante’s 1981 film The Howling? You bet your gut slicing claws I do. This is not to say I don’t have my reservations about any horror film re-boot based on a property from the 1980’s, which I most definitely have a love hate relationship with. But, with all the re-boots, re-makes, re-launches and re-do’s coming at us from that time we call The 80’s, they might as well give werewolves their due side by side with supernatural serial killers and demons.

Variety reported the details as follows:

Joel Kastelberg (Bodies, Rest
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Howling Remake Coming?

I'm not so sure if I buy this one, but Corona Coming Attractions is reporting that a remake of The Howling is on the way.  According to the article, indie producers Joel Kastelberg and Etchie Stroh are set to produce, and marketing guy Joe Nimziki will direct.  They'll be working under the title The Howling: Reborn.

I don't exactly trust this because of a teaser poster for the project that I saw on other horror sites during the Afm last month.  Somebody took the DVD cover from the original film (as seen unmolested above) and added some guy's name to it in Photoshop.  The whole things didn't look legitimate, to the point that I didn't even report on it.  The Corona article states, wisely, that "The original Howling had three great things working for it: strong direction by Joe Dante (Gremlins, the upcoming thriller The Hole 3D), a tight,
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The Howling is Reborn

It appears as if our prayers have been answered friends, and werewolves will be following vampires in the great 'classic monsters rebirth' cycle of this century. Universal is hitting hard with The Wolf Man early next year, and there are remakes of An American Werewolf in London and An American Werewolf in Paris are being whispered about in the halls of Hollywood. The only potential downside to all of this is if the Twilight effect kicks in, and future werewolf movies are stripped of their grit and given a glossy, teen-targeted look. Insert the potentially problematic premise of The Howling: Reborn, announced today via Variety. Indie producers Joel Kastelberg and Etchie Stroh are setting up a remake of the 1981 Joe Dante film, which followed a news anchor being stalked by a killer who turns out to be a werewolf. This new film will follow more of a Gossip Girl meets Twilight, with
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What a Surprise: 'The Howling' Gets a Remake

What a Surprise: 'The Howling' Gets a Remake
What a complete non-surprise! Now that New Moon is raking in the cash, and doing what very little it can for the werewolves of the world, the vamps are gearing up for some further sharp-toothed competition. Variety reports that The Howling will return to the big screen by the hands of indie producers Joel Kastelberg and Etchie Stroh under the name The Howling: Reborn. Since it's been over three years since we first heard rumors of a remake, my guess is that this is a whole new can of worms.

A former marketing executive for studios like MGM and New Line, Joe Nimziki wrote the script and will direct it when the feature starts shooting this February. Once that's all done, they're hoping to get this howler into theaters for Halloween. The plot is being kept under wraps, but the original followed a TV newswoman who goes on a
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‘The Howling’ Remake Looms Over the Horizon

Joe Dante’s The Howling is a fun and really flawed film. It has a boatload of fans, but I think they’d be hard pressed to say it’s not really weak in some areas, limited by budget and ultimately overshadowed by its big brother, An American Werewolf in London.

This sort of film — the one that has a lot of potential that wasn’t fully realized — is the variety that I’m okay with Hollywood remaking. According to Variety, that’s exactly what producers Joel Kastelberg and Moonstone Entertainment’s Etchie Stroh are doing with The Howling: Reborn. The film is scheduled to begin shooting in February, with a release in Halloween of next year.

Details about the plot are being kept under wraps, so it’s currently unknown whether the remake will follow the reporter-being-stalked-by-serial-killer-werewolf track of the original film or one of its six sequels.
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The Howling Getting New Life

Here’s an idea for you. Let’s take a nearly forgotten, ’80s franchise, one where the first film is almost considered a modern classic. We’ll reboot it by slapping the subtitle Reborn at the end. Who should we get to direct this bad boy? I got it. A marketing exec. Let’s completely bypass even giving this to one of the commercial or music video directing guys. This things cries for a marketing exec.

That is precisely what Joel Kastelberg and Moonstone Entertainment’s Etchie Stroh are doing with The Howling series. According to Variety, The Howling: Reborn is set to begin shooting in February with a release date around Halloween tentative. The man behind the camera on this one is to be Joe Nimziki, who, aside from having a playfully goofy last name, was a studio marketing executive for New Line, MGM, and Sony. Needless to say,
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The Howling: Reborn Officially Announced

Reconfirming what we reported here from the Afm last month, Variety has officially announced that indie producers Joel Kastelberg and Moonstone Entertainment's Etchie Stroh are re-launching the Howling werewolf franchise with The Howling: Reborn . Also as stated in our previous post , former studio marketing exec Joe Nimziki, who worked at New Line, MGM and Sony, will make his feature directorial debut from his own script. Shooting is expected to begin in February with an October, Halloween release for 2010. While plot details are being kept under wraps, we can assume that the story will follow Joe Dante's original 1981 flick, which launched the franchise and went on to spawn six sequels. Dee Wallace-Stone starred as a news anchor stalked by a serial killer who turns out to be...
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The Howling Is Reborn

The horror franchise The Howling, which was first introduced in 1981 and spawned six sequels, is now being relaunched in a new film entitled The Howling: Reborn.

The original film was directed by Joe Dante and starred Dee Wallace-Stone as a news anchor stalked by a serial killer who turns out to be a werewolf, but so far all plot details for the new film are being kept under wraps.

Producers Joel Kastelberg and Etchie Stroh are reinventing the franchise and, according to Variety, former studio marketing executive Joe Nimziki will make his feature directorial debut on the film, working from his own script.

Steve Lane and Bob Pringle, who served as executive producers on the original, will also executive produce The Howling: Reborn.

The plan at the moment is for filming to begin in February next year in time for a Halloween release.

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The Howling: Reborn Official

A bit of official confirmation to start off your Thanksgiving week. We first told you of this flick during all that Afm madness, but today -- The Howling: Reborn (original story here) has been made official!

Variety reports that indie producers Joel Kastelberg and Moonstone Entertainment's Etchie Stroh are re-launching the werewolf franchise as The Howling: Reborn. Former studio marketing exec Joe Nimziki, who worked at New Line, MGM and Sony, will make his feature directorial debut from his own script.

Shooting is slated to begin in February for a targeted October release. I know .... you're friggin' stoked right?

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The Howling is Reborn

The Howling is Reborn
The 1981 werewolf movie The Howling is getting a second shot to find an audience. A remake is in the planning stages and tentatively scheduled to go in front of cameras next February. It could even be out in theaters by Halloween 2010.

Two movie producers known for their indie films are responsible for shepherding this new Howling. They are Joel Kastelberg and Etchie Stroh and they've got a director by the name of Joe Nimziki who used to work as a marketing executive for studios. He's written a screenplay called The Howling: Reborn, which is very appropriate since the six Howling sequels that followed the original not only stunk up the franchise, I would dare say that an entirely new stinky odor was created.

The original Howling had three great things working for it: strong direction by Joe Dante (Gremlins, the upcoming thriller The Hole 3D), a tight, serious script
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'The Howling' ready for a revamp.

Indie producers Joel Kastelberg and Etchie Stroh from Moonstone Entertainment are to reboot "The Howling" franchise as "The Howling: Reborn." Joe Nimziki, who worked at New Line, MGM and Sony, is set to make ihis feature-length directorial debut on the project, helming from his own screenplay. Film is due to start shooting in February next year for a release on Halloween. No details as yet on the plot which is being kept under wraps. The original "Howling" was released back in 1981 and helmed by Joe Dante from a script by John Sayles. Dee Wallace starred along with Patrick Macnee and would-be director Dennis Dugan ("You Don't Mess with the Zohan," "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"). Pic had six sequels. The first film starred Wallace as a news anchor who was stalked by a serial killer who turns out to be a werewolf.
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Werewolves Are Cool Now, Howling Getting Remade

I was trying to come up with an analogy for Hollywood.s annoying tendency to find something that makes money then beat it into the ground until it.s beyond predictable and over-processed. There.s nothing as annoying though. When The Dark Knight made billions, studios decided that all superhero movies should be gritty. When Twilight doubled its budget in a weekend, studios bought up every vampire franchise possible. And now that New Moon has done the same, it seems that wolves are next. According to Variety, producers Joel Kastelberg and Etchie Stroh are making plans to reboot the Howling series, an 80s horror franchise based on a novel about a newscaster who is stalked by a werewolf. The mildly popular original movie spawned six sequels, including one entitled The Howling II: Stirba . Werewolf Bitch. Seriously. The producing pair has signed on Joe Nimziki to direct and write. Of course,
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'The Howling' to Be Reborn

A new moon is rising on The Howling franchise.

Producers Joel Kastelberg and Etchie Stroh, the latter of whom is associated with Moonstone Entertainment, are planning a re-launch of the werewolf movie franchise entitled The Howling: Reborn. According to Variety, the film is scheduled to begin shooting next February for a Halloween 2010 release.

The 1981 movie The Howling, which was directed by Joe Dante and scripted by John Sayles, is considered one of the better werewolf movies, along with An American Werewolf in London (also slated for a remake). No word if The Howling: Reborn will be a remake or have any ties to the original, which concerned a news anchor (played by Dee Wallace-Stone) whose stalker turns out to be a werewolf, and an isolated country resort full of other shape-shifting creatures.

Joe Nimziki, who previously worked as a marketing executive, will write and direct the new movie,
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