olfEXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has acquired the Robert McCammon novel The Wolf’s Hour for Chris Morgan and Emile Gladstone to produce through their Universal-based Chris Morgan Productions banner. While Universal has done several werewolf films since launching the classic from its original movie monster library, this is a different take on the legend and it comes with a screenplay. The novel focuses around a man who is recruited by the Allies in WWII specifically for his ability to go werewolf. He’s charged with stopping a Nazi plot to drop poison gas on England, and at the same time he searches for his long lost blood brother.

Brad_and_Kevin_PRThe script was written by Bradley and Kevin Marcus. The brothers optioned the 1989 novel themselves, and took the time to flesh out a script that sparked Morgan and Gladstone after CMP exec Ainsley Davies brought it in. Morgan is working on the revamped Fast & Furious 7 film which goes back in production for Universal. CMP is repped by ICM Partners, and the scribes are repped by Resolution and Zero Gravity Management. Production veep Anikah McLaren will oversee for Universal.