A small budget film, made before but released after his success in "Back To The Future", Michael J. Fox brought in a lot of money based on his name alone when he starred in the feeble, slightly amusing comedy, "Teen Wolf".
And now comes news from MTV (riding on the coattails of the popularity of movies like "Twilight", that they are remaking this movie as a TV series and have now announced their cast.
From THR comes this announcement:
MTV has assembled the acting pack for "Teen Wolf," its reinvention of the 1985 movie.
Tyler Posey, Tyler Hoechlin, Crystal Reed and Dylan O'Brien have been cast in the pilot presentation penned by "Criminal Minds" creator Jeff Davis.
MTV's take on the film, which starred Michael J. Fox as a high-school student who discovers he is a werewolf, is a dramatic thriller with a buddy-comedy element at the center and a romantic plot line.
It revolves around Scott McCall (Posey), a dorky high-school student who gets a rush of new powers, including the ability to attract girls, after a wolf attack.
O'Brien will play Scott's best friend who is initially dismissive of Scott's theory that he was bitten by a wolf but then begins research on human-werewolf transformation.
Reed (MTV's "Hard Times") will play a sweet new girl at school who is immediately smitten with Scott. Reed is repped by Mavrick Artists and Main Title.
"7th Heaven" alum Hoechlin will play a handsome local boy who in fact is a vicious and predatory werewolf capable of great harm.
Here is the trailer for the original "Teen Wolf" film: