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‘Lonely Werewolf Girl’ Movie?

While scanning upcoming werewolf movies on IMDB, something caught my eye, Lonely Werewolf Girl (2011). Unfortunately, its page on IMDB had absolutely no useful information – lame. But, if you’re a big fan of werewolf books then you may have heard of this title before, since it’s a popular book by Martin Millar. I may be getting ahead of myself, but I’m going to assume that the movie is perhaps based on the book of the same title.

Martin Millar’s Lonely Werewolf Girl is about a teenage girl named Khalix MacRinnalch. She is the youngest daughter of the Thane, which makes her royalty among her clan of Scottish werewolves. She has been on the run in London ever since she attacked (and nearly killed) her father for banishing her lover Gawain. Her oldest brother, Sarapen wants to kill her to avenge the attack on their father. All while her mother and brother Markus try to take control of the MacRinnalch clan from Sarapen. Then you’ve got Khalix’s sister Thrix, a werewolf enchantress and couturier for fashion-obsessed fire-elemental warrior queen Malveria. Oh yea.

“This complex romp features scores of characters, multiple races, enchanting fashion trappings, business, family dynamics, music, sex, enduring love, romance, business, eating disorders, drug addiction, back-alley fights, epic battles, politics, and, most prominently, the contrary nature of werewolves, not to mention 236 (!) chapters. And it’s so compelling you don’t want to it end. The grungy, gory, glorious world that World Fantasy Award winner Millar has created is unforgettable.” -Diana Tixier Herald

This book definitely has movie potential, but if it’s really this book that will be made into a movie has yet to be confirmed. Honestly though, I think it would be better as a TV show, seeing how incredibly complicated the storyline and characters are. It’s doubtful that a movie would be able to do it justice.

I suppose all we can do for now is wait and see, there’s a chance the Lonely Werewolf Girl movie has absolutely nothing to do with the book.

– Moonlight

2 replies on “‘Lonely Werewolf Girl’ Movie?”

I love all things Martin Millar and totally agree Lonely Werwolf Girl would make a great film. In the process of reading the sequel – Curse of the Wolf Girl – and its equally addictive. Not quite as off the wall as my all time favourite by this author – The Good Fairies of New York, but very readable.

I’m a big fan of Martin Millar and especially of LWG. I’m currently ploughing through the sequel Curse of the Wolf Girl.

I don’t think a movie of LWG is coming anytime soon based upon something Martin said on his blog a while ago. Somebody did purchase the movie rights but nothing seems to have happened with it since. LWG would be a tricky thing to film as the book and its characters are so off beat and punk in style and attitude. Kalix is a wonderful character but quite how she’d play out as the lead of a movie when she is so sullen, depressed, drug addicted and says very little would be something of a challenge to pull off. Still, I’d pay good money to see it – especially the big werewolf battle at Yum Yum Sugary Snacks gig. :)

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