Joe Dante Preps Monster Love With World War Hulk’s Greg Pak
There’s so much awesome crammed into the above headline that the Internet might just collapse on itself. Joe Dante literally helped shape my childhood: Gremlins and its sequel, The ‘burbs, Explorers, The Howling, Piranha, Amazon Women on the Moon, Twilight Zone: The Movie and Innerspace — I grew up watching most of those on repeat. While Dante’s 3D horror/thriller The Hole still waits for U.S. distribution, the filmmaker is gearing up for his next gig.
Enter Monster Love. He’s going into pre-production right now on the Darclight Films horror/comedy, which is written by Marvel’s World War Hulk arc author Greg Pak, ShockTillYouDrop reports. There’s a lengthy-ish description, but the gist of it is boiled down quite well right off the bat: “It’s ROMEO AND JULIET with fangs.” Read on for the full breakdown:
A werewolf and a vampire fall in love, igniting a war between their respective communities. It’s ROMEO AND JULIET with fangs.
After PETE, a young dogwalker, gets dumped by his girlfriend, his slacker buddies convince him to run naked through the city park. As the moon rises, the boys laugh, howl, and transform… Later, a distraught young woman named MAGGIE is contemplating suicide when she’s surprised by an enormous wolf. She snarls, baring her vampire fangs. The wolf grins and barks: Let’s play!
After a fierce, exhilarating chase through the park, Maggie falls asleep with the wolf – and awakens in a naked young man’s arms. It’s Pete. And love at first sight.
Pete’s werewolf pals and Maggie’s upper-crust vampire clan are furious. And when some mangled bodies are discovered in the woods, Pete and Maggie must fight for their lives while grappling with the awful consequences of loving a monster.