There's an inside joke between my friends and I called "The One-Word Movie Title Rule." I have a propensity for really enjoying bad schlock horror/sci-fi films: The Relic, Mimic, The Host (which was actually very good, BTW), etc. Basically, the rule states that if the title of the movie contains only one word (articles excluded), it's a film that more than likely I have on my "must-see" list and one that, more than likely, is going to be excruciatingly bad.
This brings us to "Animals," a small town werewolf flick happily starring Naveen Andrews. Now I say happily because, not only do I have to see this because of the title, but I actually have to see it because I know someone working on the film! One of my girlfriend's relatives is a stunt man who's actually going to be coordinating the stunts for the film. He's getting older (for a stunt man) and he has two kids now, so he's trying to move away from doing actual stunts and into coordinating instead. This is his first foray into it, starting on a small film, but apparently working with some very cool people!
I was browsing through the script he had with him over Memorial Day, and my gut instinct is that it won't exactly be a classic. But, hey, you never know. Any of you ever see "Dog Soldiers?" Surprisingly fabulous film. Highly recommended.
But keep your eyes peeled for "Animals" later this year. Naveen Andrews as a werewolf? How can you go wrong with that? ;)
Huge hat tip to Approaching Lost for the news. And if you need some eye candy to go along with your movie news, AL also happens to have Naveen's Esquire photo shoot too. Sample below.