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Remember ‘Teen Wolf’? MTV shooting pilot of TV version in Atlanta

'Teen Wolf' as a TV series

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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.

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16 comments Add your comment

VoiceOf Reason

January 26th, 2010
1:06 pm

Ummmm…. excuse me?

THIS MOVIE WAS FRIGGIN AWESOME!!!!

Tony

January 26th, 2010
1:25 pm

Yeah, why you gotta’ be raggin’ on Teen Wolf, bro? Remember watching Styles car-surf on the roof of that van? I still want to do that.

Howdy Ho

January 26th, 2010
1:30 pm

It’s okay, just please don’t bring back Freaknik. My wife was a Ho. That’s why I left her.

Tony

January 26th, 2010
1:51 pm

bbbb

January 26th, 2010
1:57 pm

Teen Wolf=cinematic masterpiece. Anything with Alex P Keaton in it is amazing. It has the Shakespearean play within a play, adolescent angst, one trying to find his place in the world. The Hamlet of the 80’s. To Werewolf or not to werewolf. And @ Tony you are so right!

Tigers Wood

January 26th, 2010
2:06 pm

One of the top 10 80’s movies of all time…coming in just behind Cobra, Rad, and Red Dawn

Name

January 26th, 2010
2:11 pm

Wow. MTV is still around? I’m so old that I remember when MTV was worth watching :(

I miss the 80's

January 26th, 2010
2:19 pm

Teen Wolf Too – Jason Bateman’s lone regret, I’m sure. By the way, I don’t think that rodney Ho has seen Teen Wolf – he called it a “camp horror flick.”

Boof

January 26th, 2010
2:29 pm

‘So called highlights’???? Teen Wolf was THE standard against which all 80’s teen movies should me measured.

mike

January 26th, 2010
2:36 pm

Rodney Ho— please never talk about Teen Wolf in that regard again..

“GIVE ME A KEG OF BEER”- with the red eyes and deep voice

IRISH25

January 26th, 2010
3:59 pm

Wasn’t James Cameron involved with the original TW?? :)

LH Fan

January 26th, 2010
11:52 pm

You must not watch Lincoln Heights cause the Posey can easily be replaced his character on the show is of no importance they can just another “other” actor to play Lizzie’s new love interest and no one will ever know the difference. And as far as TW goes MTV needs to just stop the madness no TV series will ever be able to touch a classic like Teen Wolf.

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Jack Paulson

January 29th, 2010
4:50 pm

Hoy there, Rodney Ho!!!

Peg Holdmann

January 29th, 2010
7:07 pm

Not True about Lincoln Heights not coming back… Tyler was just a recurring character, NOT a series regular & NOT under any contract. He can do BOTH shows!

Bobby Brown

February 20th, 2010
11:08 am

Can’t wait…..Bring It On!