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Hot Tub Time Machine Director Adds a Little Horror

30 March 2010 10:05 AM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Fresh off his dip in the Hot Tub Time Machine, director Steve Pink has his sights set on adding a dash of horror into his comedy brew. According to /Film, Pink is attached to direct Werewolves of Reseda, an ensemble R-rated comedy with elements of horror.

Since the unexpected breakout success of The Hangover, studios have been scrambling to replicate the wish-fulfillment yarn in new contexts, and we’re always up for some shades of horror.

According to the tracking boards, the screenplay is by Brian Frank, and tells the story of a group of guys whose gradual transformation into werewolves inexplicably ends up benefiting their suburban lives. The Reseda of the title is a suburban district of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California.

Frank’s previous credits include providing the story for Spencer Susser’s directorial debut, Hesher, which received a tepid response at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. »

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Hayter, Pink To Direct Werewolf Films

30 March 2010 7:17 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Two werewolf related projects seem to have scored directors today, lets take a look.

First up scribe David Hayter ("X-Men," "Watchmen") will make his directorial debut on the $18 million thriller "Wolves" for TF1 reports Deadline.

Described as a less chaste "Twilight", Hayter's script de-constructs past werewolf films of their mythology and make it a more blunt metaphor for teenage sexual awakening.

The project almost got going once before with Thomas Dekker and Ray Stevenson, but the credit crunch put a stop on that.

In other lycanthropic news, Steve Pink ("Hot Tub Time Machine," "Accepted") is attached to direct the R-rated horror comedy "Werewolves of Reseda" reports Production Weekly.

Brian Frank's script follows a group of guys who live in San Fernando Valley suburbia and gradually turn into werewolves. The changes actually end up being a benefit to their family lives.

Lawrence Grey will apparently produce. »

- Garth Franklin

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From a Hot Tub Time Machine to the Werewolves of Reseda?

30 March 2010 6:41 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Director Steve Pink (Accepted) looks to follow up his latest effort, Hot Tub Time Machine, with another comedy – this time of the horror variety. Pink is currently attached to direct Werewolves of Reseda, a wish-fulfillment R-rated comedy with a horror edge.

According to reports, Brian Frank wrote the screenplay which  tells the story of a group of guys who gradually turn into werewolves, which somehow benefits their suburban family lives. For those that don’t know, Reseda is a suburbanite district of the San Fernando Valley in L.A. County – so can we expect the film to be re-titled Werewolves of Los Angeles outside the Us? Look likely…

(Source: /Film) »

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Hot Tub Director Preps Werewolves

30 March 2010 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Funny. After The Wolfman a number of managers and writers told me there was little to no interest in the werewolf genre. No one wanted to touch it. Doesn't seem that way to me. This town is so fickle. Overnight, Production Weekly stated Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink would direct Brian Frank's script Werewolves of Reseda , a horror-comedy. The folks at /Film add that the film concerns a group of guys who live in California's San Fernando Valley and are afflicted with lycanthropy. Lawrence Grey is producing. »

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Hot Tub Time Machine Director Gets Hairy With Werewolves of Reseda

30 March 2010 12:17 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

One movie that's been on the lips of just about everyone this week is Steve Pink's Hot Tub Time Machine. While we've yet to check it out ourselves, from what we hear, it's pretty damned funny. Even better, said director is looking to flex a little genre muscle for his next flick!

According to Slash Film the next project for Pink (pictured right) will be the horror comedy Werewolves of Reseda, which is being billed as The Hangover meets Teen Wolf.

"The screenplay by Brian Frank tells the story of a group of guys who gradually turn into werewolves, which somehow benefits their suburban family lives."

No other details were available at this time, but stay tuned for more as we get it!

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Hot Tub Time Machine Director Moves On To Werewolves

29 March 2010 9:55 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Director Steve Pink has already made one attempt at making a guy comedy in the vein of The Hangover, but as we've discussed, Hot Tub Time Machine underperformed pretty significantly at the box office. Still, what's that they say about trying and trying again? Slashfilm is reporting that Pink will try his hand and yet another wish-fulfillment comedy about four adult guys experiencing a supernatural adventure and coming out the better for it. And this time it's even trendy. Werewolves of Reseda, a screenplay by Brian Frank, reportedly tells the story of four suburban guys whose lives somehow improve when--you guessed it-- they turn into werewolves. Now I'm no werewolf movie expert, but I don't remember any movie character actually being happier when turning into a werewolf. Even Teen Wolf had to learn to play basketball without his wolf skills, and Twilight's Jacob can't even get the girl. Maybe they »

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Steve Pink To Direct Werewolves of Reseda: “Hangover meets… Teen Wolf?”

29 March 2010 8:13 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Accepted/Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink is attached to direct Werewolves of Reseda, and ensemble wish-fulfillment R-rated comedy (ala The Hangover) with a horror twist. According to the tracking boards, the screenplay by Brian Frank tells the story of a group of guys who gradually turn into werewolves, which somehow benefits their suburban family lives. Reseda is a more suburban-looking district of the San Fernando Valley, part of the county of Los Angeles, California. No more details are available at this time. Lawrence Grey is supossedly producing the project. Frank wrote the story (but not the script) for Spencer Susser's feature directorial debut Hesher, which premiered at Sundance to flat response. »

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