Ubisoft's Werewolves Within Film Hits Theaters June 25

Anything can become a movie if you try hard enough; even a VR game.


Werewolves Within, the film based on Ubisoft's VR game of the same name, is officially heading to theaters June 25 thanks to IFC Films, Ubisoft announced today.

The premise of the movie is much the same as the game it was based on. Werewolves Within is a VR version of a game you've almost definitely played. Mafia or One Night Ultimate Werewolf around a table; Among Us from your phone or computer. One player is a monster, and the other players have to suss out which of their friends is out for blood before time runs out.

The film runs along the same lines: Set in the small town of Beaverfield, a snowstorm traps a group of residents inside a local inn, and its up to the new forest ranger, played by Sam Richardson (Veep) and postal worker Cecily, played Milana Vayntrub (AT&T's Lily, This is Us), have to keep the peace.

Werewolves Within is directed by Josh Ruben, with a script from author Mishna Wolff. In addition to Richardson and Vayntrub, the cast also features 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), and Glenn Fleshler (True Detective).

Despite being essentially the same idea as the sci-fi paranoia thriller The Thing, Werewolves Within is a comedy that IFC calls a "hilarious film adaptation of Ubisoft's genius original game concept."

Werewolves Within hits theaters June 25, assuming it isn't delayed like so many other films.

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