Jason Momoa, best known for his portrayal of Conan the Barbarian in last year’s reboot and as Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, has joined the cast of David Hayter’s upcoming werewolf movie Wolves in a villainous role.
Wolves will be the directorial debut for Hayter, whose film credits include screenplays for X-Men and Watchmen. Of course, most are familiar with his legendary performance as Solid Snake in the Metal Gear series.
Momoa joins a cast that already includes Lucas Till (Havoc in X-Men: First Class) and Merritt Patterson (Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief). The film, which appears to be in the same vein as the Twilight franchise, stars Till as a young werewolf accused of murdering his parents. He then escapes to the mysterious town of Lupine Springs, where things are not what they seem (obviously, with a name like Lupine Springs).
Looking at its cast and genre, it’s hard seeing this one rising above typical teenage-horror/romance fare that’s been popular for the last few years. Still, Hayter’s got a solid track record in film (barring the atrocious The Scorpion King), so it’ll be interesting to see what he does with his directorial debut.
That being said, let’s be honest, the fact that it’s Solid freakin’ Snake behind the camera is all I need to get me into the theatre for this one.
Wolves will enter production this fall with a 2013 release date in eye.