Scribe Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “127 Hours”) tells InContention that he’s working on a film adaptation of Toby Barlow’s werewolf-themed poem “Sharp Teeth” which Danny Boyle may direct.
The story follows a trio of werewolves in East Los Angeles. Characters include a lawyer with ambitious plans to takeover the city, a dogcatcher and loner who falls for a beautiful and mysterious woman, and a detective investigating dog-related murders.
Beaufoy has been taking ridealongs with LAPD officers in Compton and Watts for research. Boyle is currently working on a soon to premiere stage adaptation of “Frankenstein” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.