David Hayter is perhaps best known for writing movies like X-Men and Watchmen, but he’s now set to make a move into the world of horror as he directs Wolves, a movie which Ketchup Entertainment are clearly hoping will put forward a fresh take on the werewolf genre.

However, at first glance, it does appear as if the movie will feature many familiar elements closely associated with this type of film (not necessarily a bad thing depending on how the first time director handles it). The cast is certainly impressive enough, with Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa and X-Men: First Class actor Lucas Till taking on leading roles.

With only a limited summer release planned for the US, there’s no word on when this one will reach the UK, but it looks like it definitely has the potential to be fun. Here’s the official plot synopsis:

Cayden Richards (Till), 18, has it all: captain of the high school football team, straight-A student, gorgeous girlfriend. But when he wakes one dark night to find his parents brutally murdered, he is horrified to realize that he is turning into an animal… a wild, savage wolf.  Panicked, Cayden runs, determined to find out what is happening to him. His quest leads him to the strange, isolated town of Lupine Ridge, where two clans of wolves are on the brink of war. The opposing clans are lead by Connor, the powerful, pure-blood alpha of a savage pack (Momoa), and John Tollerman (McHattie), an old farmer, committed to protecting the human citizens of Lupine Ridge.  But when Cayden falls for Angelina (Patterson), the beautiful, young mate promised to Connor, a battle to the death is inevitable. And as the past begins to reveal itself, Cayden’s place in the world becomes clearer, as does his power to put an end to the savage violence building up around and within him.