Teen Wolf has been in our hearts since it first came out in 1985. With Michael J. Fox in the lead role fresh off Back to the Future, we knew that this was gonna be a classic. The movie we remember was funny, teen-friendly and not gruesome. Just a kid with an everyday problem, that problem being … he’s a wolf. MTV has now decided to have a go at the classic, and it looks downright horrible.
The plot is a hell of a lot darker and you can tell its been twilified (new word? Why not ). It has all the right ingredients: the “hot” wolf guy who does not want to transform, he falls for a new girl in town, Alison, that makes “his temperature rise” thus making him turn into a wolf. He is also being hunted –wait for it– by Alison’s father. Sigh.
Will it do well? Who knows, what I do know is that anything MTV touches is ruined. Skins UK is amazing, Skins US is crap, its just awful. I know the MTV of my generation died a long time ago, but between Skins and Teen Wolf, its just plain depressing at this point.
Take a gander at the new Teen Wolf promo trailer:
The Original Teen Wolf Trailer