Werewolves Within Coming to Theaters June 25

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New film is almost here. Ubisoft

Ubisoft announced that Werewolves Within is arriving in theaters on June 25. Those who prefer to watch it from the comfort of their homes may need to wait a bit longer with the film releasing on digital platforms on July 2. The film is based on Ubisoft’s VR game of the same name.

The film was first announced back in 2018 with Ubisoft stating that its fellowship program had resulted in a script deal for Mishna Wolff. She’s best known for the book “I'm Down: A Memoir.”

In the VR version, the game takes place in a medieval-fantasy setting, particularly in a town that’s being attacked by a werewolf. The goal of the game is for players to know who among them is actually the werewolf in disguise.

The movie version modernizes the setting but keeps some of the game’s mechanics. In the movie, a snowstorm has resulted in several residents being trapped in the local inn. The residents now appear to deal with another problem which is the mysterious creature that’s terrorizing everyone. The forest ranger Finn, along with postal worker Cecily, now works to discover what lies behind it all.

Sitting in the director’s chair is Josh Ruben with Sam Richardson being the first one to be announced as leading the cast and taking on the role of Finn. You can read more about that here.

Since then, the film has signed many cast members, which have grown to become an ensemble. These include:

  • Milana Vayntrub (“This Is Us”)
  • George Basil (“Crashing”)
  • Sarah Burns (“Barry”)
  • Michael Chernus (“Tommy/CBS”)
  • Catherine Curtin (“Orange Is The New Black”)
  • Wayne Duvall (“The Hunt”)
  • Harvey Guillén (“What We Do In The Shadows”)
  • Rebecca Henderson (“Russian Doll”)
  • Cheyenne Jackson (“30 Rock”)
  • Michaela Watkins (“Brittany Runs A Marathon”)
  • Glenn Fleshler (“True Detective”)

Serving as the film’s producers are Jason Altman, Margaret Boykin, and Andrew Lieberman for Ubisoft Film & Television as well as Matt Miller, Natalie Metzger, and Benjamin Wiessner for Vanishing Angle. Sam Richardson is also billed as a producer.

From the look of things, it appears that Ubisoft officially made the announcement after closing a deal with IFC Films on distribution.

In a statement, Ubisoft Film & Television Head Jason Altman shared that IFC was the perfect partner for the film considering their background. For their part, IFC Films President Arianna Bocco revealed that they are happy to be able to bring such a hilarious film to audiences.

What do you think? Are you going to see this in theaters or wait for the streaming version to arrive?

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