David Hayter is best known for being the English voice actor for the character of Snake in the Metal Gear Solid video games. He also has a movie career.
Not only has penned the screenplay for X-Men, but he also worked on the Watchmen script and co-wrote The Scorpion King. Hayter will be helming his first feature film, Wolves. This July, Hayter will go into production for the US$18-million production. Hayter says the movie is like “Twilight with a bit more bite to it, and without abstinence”.
According to Hayter (via website Deadline.com), he took apart previous werewolf films and scrubbed them of their mythology to make werewolves into a metaphor for a teen maturing sexually into adulthood.
Kinda like Teen Wolf? But edgier?
Thomas Dekker (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Heroes) and Ray Stevenson (Rome, King Arthur) are lined up to appear in the film.
Hayter previously was slated to direct a film version of Black Widow, but the project ultimately fell apart.
“I don’t want to put my heart and soul into something original and then hand it off, unless it’s a filmmaker like Bryan Singer,” Hayter said. “When people offer me something and say maybe you’ll get a chance to direct, I know that what that means is, hell no, you’re not directing this.”
The Snake voice actor is also involved with the big screen version of action game Lost Planet.