Weinstein Co. options Wolf Boy

According to Variety, the Weinstein Company has optioned the rights to Evan Kuhlman’s 2006 novel, Wolf Boy, with Christopher Parker adapting the screenplay. Parker’s credits include Mulan II and Wes Craven’s Vampire in Brooklyn. Um… okay.

Anyway, Wolf Boy revolves around the Wolf family, “which loses a son in a car accident. The other son channels his grief into the creation of a comicbook (sic) superhero based on his brother called Wolf Boy.” Where the book interspersed Kuhlman’s prose with comics portions of illustrated by Brendon and Brian Fraim (Sean McKeever’s The Waiting Place), the proposed film will use a blend live-action and animation, which explains Parker’s involvement, sort of.

This live-action/animation blend in a serious indie drama reminds me of The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, starring Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild, Speed Racer) in his first film role, which interspersed a so-so live-action story with a few terribly animated sequences of the characters’ idiotic superhero creations in painfully stupid, allegorical “adventures.” I hope this film will be a little more subtle. Or at least better animated…

P.S. To whomever designed that book cover: Comic Sans? Are you fucking serious?

Posted on February 6, 2008 at 02:35 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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