MTV is moving forward with a pilot that is reinventing the 1985 movie Teen Wolf, that starred Michael J. Fox as a teenager who discovers he is a werewolf.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the MTV version will be set in high school, draw from the horror genre to explore werewolf mythology and include a romantic plot line.

The cable network announced the project in January as part of its development slate. After seeing the script, MTV brass picked it up to presentation.

"It has a fresh take and is very different from the original," said Liz Gateley, senior vp MTV series development. "It has more of an 'American Werewolf in Paris' feel to it. It's a dramatic thriller with two best friends in the center who provide a great comedy element: They are two very relatable characters on the outer circles of popular cliques."

The new Wolf was written by Criminal Minds creator Jeff Davis.

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