I hear MTV, which recently shot its horror flick “My Super Psycho Sweet 16″ in Atlanta, is back in town to shoot a TV version of the ’80s camp comedy “Teen Wolf,” which starred Michael J. Fox.
The new version stars Tyler Posey, who’s a regular on ABC Family’s “Lincoln Heights.” (The fact that he’s doing this show indicates “Lincoln Heights” is probably not coming back.)
The creator of “Criminal Minds” penned this pilot, according to Hollywood Reporter.
The show will focus around the dorky teen wolf, Scott McCall (Posey), as he maneuvers his way through high school after he gets a bunch of superpowers, including the ability to attract the ladies, after a wolf attack. No word on if Jacob Black will be making any appearances.
It’s only a pilot. There’s no guarantee this will ever see the light of day. But it would be MTV’s first foray into scripted series fare.
I thought the original film in 1985 was a hairy mess, but it did well enough in the box office (a rather impressive $33 million) to merit a sequel (which did not star Fox). The imdb.com rating isn’t as bad as you’d think: 5.5 out of 10.
Here are some so-called highlights from that original film.