Looks like werewolves are the new vampires. Anne Rice’s latest book, The Wolf Gift, released earlier this year, gives a new take on the traditional mythology of lycanthropy, where it’s not so much a curse as a gift (hence the title). In Rice’s world, the bite gives you the ability to smell evil and hunt it down, so it’s a bit like superhero werewolves. It’s a very visual book, so it’s no surprise that Yen Press, the graphic novel imprint of Hachette Book Group, has made plans to adapt it. They’ve already worked with Rice before on the adaptation of Interview with the Vampire: Claudia’s Story, due this November, and she gave an enthusiastic endorsement of their work, saying: “I am delighted that Yen is adapting The Wolf Gift. Their artists are the finest and their adaptation is stunning.”
There’s no official release date but Yen Press is targeting a 2014 release, so keep an eye out for it. Looking forward to superhero werewolves in graphic novel form? Let us know in the comments below!