Paramount+ Gets Hairy at Comic-Con: Sarah Michelle Gellar Joins ‘Wolf Pack’ Series; ‘Teen Wolf’ Movie Trailer Released

Sarah Michelle Gellar is switching from slaying vampires to hunting werewolves.

The “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star made a surprise appearance during the Paramount+ “Teen Wolf” panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con July 21, to reveal she had joined the cast of the upcoming supernatural series “Wolf Pack.”

From “Teen Wolf” executive producer Jeff Davis, produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and based on the book series by Edo Van Belkom, “Wolf Pack” follows a teenage boy and girl whose lives are forever changed when a California wildfire awakens a terrifying supernatural creature. Gellar stars as arson investigator Kristin Ramsey, a highly regarded expert in her field and no stranger to personal loss, brought in by authorities to catch the teenage arsonist who started a massive wildfire which may have also led to the reawakening of a supernatural predator terrorizing Los Angeles.

Previously announced cast members include Armani Jackson, Bella Shepard, Chloe Rose Robertson and Tyler Lawrence Gray. Davis will write the series and executive produce as part of his multiyear deal with MTV Entertainment. “Wolf Pack” is slated to premiere later this year on the Paramount+ streaming service.

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The panel also featured the release of the official teaser trailer for Teen Wolf: The Movie, a continuation of the 2011-17 MTV series “Teen Wolf” that is loosely based on the 1985 comedy film.

Davis, who wrote and executive produced the movie, was joined on the panel by series stars Tyler Posey and Tyler Hoechlin (prompting Gellar when she joined them later to joke she would change her name to Tyler Michelle).

Teen Wolf: The Movie is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and MGM’s Orion Television, and is slated to premiere in October 2022 on Paramount+.

In the film, a full moon rises in Beacon Hills and with it a terrifying evil has emerged. The wolves are howling once again, calling for the return of Banshees, Werecoyotes, Hellhounds, Kitsunes and every other shapeshifter in the night. But only a werewolf like Scott McCall (Posey), no longer a teenager yet still an Alpha, can gather both new allies and reunite trusted friends to fight back against what could be the most powerful and deadliest enemy they’ve ever faced.

The cast also includes Holland Roden, Shelley Hennig, Crystal Reed, Orny Adams, Linden Ashby, JR Bourne, Colton Haynes, Ryan Kelley, Melissa Ponzio, Ian Bohen, Vince Mattis, Nobi Nakanishi, Khylin Rhambo, Amy Workman and Dylan Sprayberry.

‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Due on 4K Ultra HD Sept. 27

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release I Know What You Did Last Summer on 4K Ultra HD Sept. 27 for its 25th anniversary.

Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar star with Freddie Prinze Jr., Ryan Phillippe and Johnny Galecki in this horror tale of teenage suspense. After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim’s body into the sea. Exactly one year later, the four friends’ deadly secret resurfaces as they’re stalked by a hook-handed figure.

The 4K Ultra HD disc includes the feature scanned from the original camera negative and presented with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos audio plus original 5.1. Bonus features on the 4K disc include six deleted scenes plus an alternate ending, “My Own Summer: An Interview with Director Jim Gillespie,” and “He Knows What You Did: An Interview with Muse Watson.” 

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The Blu-ray Disc includes the feature presented in HD and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio. Bonus features on Blu-ray include filmmaker commentary, the director’s short film “Joyride” with optional commentary, the “Now I Know What You Did Last Summer” featurette, the music video “Hush” performed by Kula Shaker, and the theatrical trailer.

‘JSA: Joint Security Area,’ ‘Southland Tales’ on Blu-ray in January From MVD and Arrow

JSA: Joint Security Area and Southland Tales are coming to Blu-ray in January from MVD Entertainment Group and Arrow Video.

On Jan. 19 comes JSA: Joint Security Area (2000), a thriller from Park Chan-wook. It follows a Swiss-Korean major as she leads an investigation into a shooting incident at the North/South Korean border that results in two Korean soldiers’ death. The film became the highest-grossing Korean film when it was released and won multiple awards for best film. In 2009, director Quentin Tarantino placed JSA among his top 20 films since 1992. Special features include new audio commentary by writer and critic Simon Ward; an isolated music and effects track; a newly recorded video interview with Asian cinema expert Jasper Sharp; two archival featurettes on the film’s production; a series of archival introductions to the film by members of the cast; a behind-the-scenes montage; opening ceremony footage; two music videos, “Letter from a Private” and “Take the Power Back”; the theatrical trailer; a TV spot; an image gallery; a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Colin Murdoch; and for the first pressing only, an illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Kieran Fisher.

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On Jan. 26, Arrow will release Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales, starring Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mandy Moore and Seann William Scott, among others. The story about a conspiracy involving an action film star stricken with amnesia, a porn star with reality TV dreams and a police officer was panned during its 2006 release. Yet, over the years, the film has maintained a strong, loyal fanbase that continues to grow, with many admiring the film’s attempt at doing something grand. Arrow gives the film a new lease on life with new 2K presentations of the film, approved by Kelly, in both the 145-minute theatrical cut and the 160-minute “Cannes cut.” Special features include audio commentary on the theatrical cut by Kelly; “It’s a Madcap World: The Making of an Unfinished Film,” a new in-depth retrospective documentary on the film, featuring contributions by Kelly and members of the original crew; an archival featurette on the making of the film, featuring interviews with the cast and crew; “This is the Way the World Ends,” an archival animated short set in the Southland Tales universe; the theatrical trailer; an image gallery; a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacey; and a limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Peter Tonguette and Simon Ward.

Thrillers ‘Possession,’ ‘Haven’ and ‘Even Money’ Available in April on Disc and Digital From MVD

Three thrillers, Possession, Haven and Even Money, are available in April on Blu-ray, DVD and digital from MVD Entertainment Group.

Possession (2008), a U.S. remake of the Korean thriller Addicted, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Grudge and The Grudge 2) along with Lee Pace (TV’s “Pushing Daisies”) and Michael Landes (Lakeview Terrace). Newlyweds Jess (Gellar) and Ryan (Landes) seem to have it all until a car accident renders both Ryan and his brother Roman (Pace) comatose. Things spin even more eerily out of control when Roman awakens and tries to convince Jess that he is her husband. Bonus features include a making-of featurette with Gellar, deleted and alternate scenes, the original theatrical trailer, and reversible artwork with an alternative cover.

Haven (2006) comes from the producers of the Academy Award Winning Crash and Dallas Buyers Club. On the idyllic shores of the Cayman Islands, Shy (Orlando Bloom, “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy”) and Andrea (Zoe Saldana, Guardians of the Galaxy) share a secret her parents can never know — they are in love. But a night of passion leads to their discovery and a devastating act of vengeance by Andrea’s brother (Anthony Mackie, Captain America: Civil War). Meanwhile, a shady American businessman (Bill Paxton, Aliens) has fled with his daughter to the Islands to avoid federal prosecution, only to be drawn into a dangerous web of deceit. Bonus features include a making-of featurette and the original theatrical trailer. It’s the first time the film has been released on Blu-ray.

Even Money (2007) features Kim Basinger, Forest Whitaker and Danny Devito in a story that follows the lives of nine individuals as their fates become increasingly entwined in a web of addiction and gambling, culminating at one critical moment where their lives will be lost or reclaimed. Struggling writer Kate (Basinger) loses her family’s savings at a casino; a washed-up magician (Devito) tries to help Carol regain her money; Clyde (Whitaker) owes so much money to his dangerous bookie (Jay Mohr) that he asks his NBA-destined nephew (Nick Cannon) to throw the game. The film also stars Kelsey Grammer, Tim Roth, Ray Liotta and Carla Gugino. It’s the first time the film has been released on Blu-ray.