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Joe Dante is Feelin’ the Monster Love

So, a vampire falls in love with a werewolf, and then…

Even Joe Dante can’t avoid cinema’s current fixation monster teen romance.

While the man who brought us Gremlins and The Howling awaits a domestic release plan for his 3D thriller The Hole, Dante is moving into pre-production on Monster Love, written by Greg Pak (Planet Hulk).

Darclight Films is overseeing the production (described as a horror-comedy) and we’ve got your first look at a lengthy synopsis and some early sales art (to the left).

A werewolf and a vampire fall in love, igniting a war between their respective communities. It’s ROMEO AND JULIET with fangs.

After PETE, a young dogwalker, gets dumped by his girlfriend, his slacker buddies convince him to run naked through the city park. As the moon rises, the boys laugh, howl, and transform… Later, a distraught young woman named MAGGIE is contemplating suicide when she’s surprised by an enormous wolf. She snarls, baring her vampire fangs. The wolf grins and barks: Let’s play!

After a fierce, exhilarating chase through the park, Maggie falls asleep with the wolf – and awakens in a naked young man’s arms. It’s Pete. And love at first sight.

Pete’s werewolf pals and Maggie’s upper-crust vampire clan are furious. And when some mangled bodies are discovered in the woods, Pete and Maggie must fight for their lives while grappling with the awful consequences of loving a monster.

Source: Shock Till You Drop