SCOTTISH WEREWOLVES IN WILD COUNTRY
In a tradition that stretches from SHE-WOLF OF LONDON to AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON to DOG SOLDIERS, the United Kingdom has another furry beast on its hands in WILD COUNTRY. The new werewolf picture is shooting in Scotland under the guidance of writer/director Craig Strachan, who previously helmed the caper comedy HIDDEN with his WILD COUNTRY producer Ros Borland. Fango sent British correspondent Alan Jones to the set, and he sent the following news:
'Just got back from sunny?really!?Glasgow visiting WILD COUNTRY, which could be good. It stars Martin Compston, who was in Ken Loach?s SWEET SIXTEEN and is a big soap hearththrob here, Peter [LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM] Capaldi and newcomer Samantha Shields. In fact, they?re pitching it as ?Ken Loach goes horror,? because it starts off as social realism with Shields giving birth at the beginning, giving the baby up for adoption and going on a school hike to forget. The story moves into horror when everyone gets menaced by the Shadow Beast. Bob Keen is doing the effects, and the werewolf looks like a more refined version of his DOG SOLDIERS creations. The filmmakers are making WILD COUNTRY very bloody. The producer has another horror ready to go titled THE BOTHY, which is set during wartime.'
Courtesy of Fangoria