Ketchup Ent. Acquires U.S. Rights To David Hayter-Helmed âWolvesâ
By MIKE FLEMING JR | Tuesday January 28, 2014 @ 4:55pm
EXCLUSIVE: Ketchup Entertainment today acquired U.S. distribution rights on Wolves, the action thriller that marks the feature directorial debut of X-Men and Watchmen scribe David Hayter. Written by Hayter, the film stars X-Men: First Classâ Lucas Till, Watchmenâs Stephen McHattie, and Game Of Thronesâ Jason Momoa.
Copperheart Entertainmentâs Steve Hoban produced with makeup effects by Oscar-winning creature designers Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey.
Till plays a high school student who witnesses the brutal murder of his parents, and finds himself turning into a savage wolf. He is thrust between two warring wolf packs fighting for control of Lupine Ridge. Merritt Patterson and John Pyper-Ferguson round out the cast. The film will be released this summer.
Said Ketchup CEO Gareth West: âFrom the first time we saw Wolves, we knew audiences would be swept up in the exciting action and powerful storytelling. Wolves is a great addition to the Ketchup slate.â Said Hayter: âMy producers and I have worked for years to make Wolves something special and unique, and I am confident that we have found committed partners who share that vision.â
The film was funded by Copperheart Entertainment, TF1 International and Telefilm Canada. Ketchupâs West and acquisitions head Stephen Stanley negotiated with UTA Independent Film Group and exec producer Benedict Carver on the deal.
Ketchupâs recent acquisitions include the Pierce Brosnan-Emma Thompson comedy Love Punch, the Paul Walker-starrer Vehicle 19, the spoof The Starving Game, the Linsanity docu about the fabled New York Knicks rise of Jeremy Lin, and the Kate Bosworth-Josh Lucas drama Big Sur.