Veteran action director Simon West has been set to helm “War Wolf,” with shooting set for Italy in November. West’s directing credits include “Con Air,” “The Expendables 2” and “The Mechanic.”
“War Wolf” is set in 1356, after decades of war between the French and English armies, with English solider Earl Hugo awarded the castle of his enemy, the French assassin Mauchet. But in the walls of the castle and the lands that surround it, someone has reawakened the Loup de Guerre, the ferocious War Wolf of French legend and the nightmarish creature is now on a killing spree.
The special effects makeup and costuming for the project will be created by Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey, co-founders of the Igor Studios. The Elseys have worked on “Mission: Impossible,” “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” and “Wolves.” Dave Elsey and Rick Baker shared an Academy Award for the 2010 “The Wolfman.”
Maisel’s credits include “The Golden Compass” and “Inkheart.” Elman produced “Romeo and Juliet,” starring Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld.