Early last year, Taika Waititi's What We Do in the Shadows managed to become a cult hit with US audiences looking for a little laughter mixed in with their bloodsucking. A sequel focusing on the adversarial werewolves was always in the cards, and the film originally titled What We Do in the Moonlight now has a new, rather defiant title: We're Wolves.
Coming Soon managed to secure a couple of comments from writer/director Waititi about how he and co-writer/director Jemaine Clement are preparing to dive into the world of New Zealand's werewolf population. With Thor: Ragnarok taking priority on Taika Waititi's docket, We're Wolves is currently in the early stages of being written, in hopes of going into production after said superhero sequel.
Not much is known about what sort of approach We're Wolves will take to its new story, but it's assumed that the same mockumentary device will be used to tell the story of the roving lycanthropes of New Zealand. Whether or not the film will feature Anton, the head of the werewolf gang seen in What We Do in the Shadows, is unknown. However, considering how friendly Rhys Darby is with his fellow Flight Of The Conchords collaborators, bringing him back for another go shouldn't be all that hard.
If anything, the doubts about whether We're Wolves will happen or not is in the script writing phase, as Taika Waititi described that he and Clement were "trying" to write the spinoff. A film like What We Do in the Shadows doesn't happen by accident, but it also doesn't require a completely written script. Healthy doses of improv makes film like this take flight, but without a tightly woven structure, there's no movie to speak of. So the balance between both in the structured and open story elements of We're Wolves is something that will have to be walked very carefully.
Considering the amount of work that Thor: Ragnarok is going to require with Taika Waititi in the director's chair, he may need some time to rest up before tackling any further projects. So even if We're Wolves manages to become a finished script in the near future, it may take a little longer for it to become a filmed reality. Still, with a title that promises brash behavior from those who love to cause trouble and howl at the moon, we'll eagerly await any chance of seeing another round of paranormal hijinks in the same world that brought us What We Do in the Shadows.
In the meantime, you can catch Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017.