News Don Coscarelli Talks About How He Almost Directed ‘Silver Bullet’ Published 1 year ago on April 28, 2017 By Nick Bond Share Tweet It wasn’t until 1985 that we got a film adaption of Stephen King’s 1983 novella Cycle of the Werewolf, illustrated by the late Bernie Wrightson. Silver Bullet was directed by Dan Attias, which starred Corey Haim and Gary Busey. Did you know that Phantasm creator Don Coscarelli could of ended up helming this classic werewolf flick? Coscarelli recently took part in an interview on the Post Mortem podcast with Mick Garris, revealing that he came close to directing Cycle of the Werewolf! Coscarelli explains the outcome: “I worked on a project that I didn’t ultimately direct. It was a Stephen King story… Cycle of the Werewolf. I had made this movie, The Beastmaster. And for some reason this Italian movie producer, Dino De Laurentiis, seized on it that I would be the heir to direct the Conan series. He wanted me to direct Conan part 2. Unfortunately, they gave me a screenplay that… I just didn’t get it at all. And I had just made The Beastmaster… I just couldn’t in good conscience see how I could go to Mexico for months and make another sword and sorcery film without a script that I felt good about. So I turned down Dino De Laurentiis, which… I think it had an affect on him. Cause within a month he came back and he said, ‘I’ve got this Stephen King book, I want you to read it.’ And I read it. The problem was, it wasn’t a book – it was actually a calendar at the time. [The story] was right up my alley. So there was no screenplay. Stephen [King] was not available to write the screenplay. So I had to do an adaptation of the calendar and turn it into a screenplay. There were major adaptation problems that we were struggling with. One day Stephen came to New York. It was the one time I got to meet him. Such a nice guy. Funny, self effacing. Not what you’d expect. He sat there and listened to me just prattle on [about the issues]. He said, ‘I don’t have time to write it, but I’ll think about it.’ And so King went away. One day I got the word that Stephen had sent some notes. There were three, single spaced pages of notes. He answered every problem. Everything. So we go in to have a meeting with Dino De Laurentiis. He didn’t get it. Didn’t want it. After that, I ended up leaving the project.“ We wonder what kind of film Silver Bullet would have been if Coscarelli ended up directing it? Related Topics: Up Next Blumhouse and Universal Set to Remake Stephen King’s ‘Firestarter’ Don't Miss Clive Barker’s ‘Rawhead Rex’ Getting 4K Restoration and Blu-Ray Release Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD15 hours ago Peter Jackson Confirms that ‘Bad Taste’, ‘Braindead’, and ‘Meet the Feebles’ Will Get 4K Restorations on Blu-Ray Blu-Ray & DVD1 day ago ‘Halloween’ 2018 is Now Available to Pre-Order on 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray! News2 days ago Watch Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in First Teaser Clip from “The Goldbergs” Reviews3 days ago Review: ‘Halloween’ (2018) Delivers on its Promise to Make Michael Myers Scary Again! News5 days ago Official ‘Death House’ Trailer, Bloody Imagery, and Poster Awakens Hell Blu-Ray & DVD15 hours ago Peter Jackson Confirms that ‘Bad Taste’, ‘Braindead’, and ‘Meet the Feebles’ Will Get 4K Restorations on Blu-Ray News3 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel News2 weeks ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ News3 weeks ago New Video Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!