WolfCop howling into theaters Friday

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There may not be a full moon on Friday but there will still be a werewolf on the prowl across western Canada.

Leo Fafard is on the prowl as WolfCop. The Saskatchewan film opens on Friday.

WolfCop, the hyped Saskatchewan horror-comedy is premiering in Regina and Moose Jaw at 7 p.m. at the Galaxy Theatres and will be followed up by a Bloddy Red Carpet Party at Beer Bros. Tickets for the after party are still available on the WolfCop Facebook page.

Hugh Patterson, WolfCop producer and a Moose Jaw native, is excited about the weekend. Although, he told the Times-Herald that he doesn't expect to get much sleep, because he plans to party all night before heading to Calgary for another premier at the Chinook Mall, which will be followed by another after party.

The party will continue on Wednesday in Moose Jaw, where Patterson plans to throw another shaker at Champs, following the showing.

"I think I'll go to the early one," said Patterson. "I haven't really figured it out yet ... I will go to the early show and then go to the (after party)."

It was a busy May for the WolfCop team. Patterson said "the big shots" attended the Cannes Film Festival in France, where they found distributers for the film in Europe, while he and the rest of the team promoted the film across western Canada at Comic-con in Regina and in the media — even being featured on breakfast television in Vancouver .

"It went really well. They kind of sought out who they are going to sell the movie to and what market and stuff," he said of the Cannes festival. "I think they are pleasantly surprised at what we are going to get for the movie."

Patterson told the Times-Herald that plans for a WolfCop 2 have already kicked off. He expects filming to begin in the Spring of 2015.

"We haven't worked out any details yet, but, it's already in the works," he said.

Although some of the filming for WolfCop took place in Moose Jaw in the Fall, filming of WolfCop 2 will depend on how much funding they receive from the Saskatchewan government.

"There isn't much of a film industry to have a career in Sask these days,"  he said.

Patterson told the Times-Herald that WolfCop has opened new doors for him and said he will be heading to the Banff TV festival to find support for a TV show he is working on called Medicine Lion, which he describes as "kind of a weird western."

"People are already taking me more seriously after WolfCop," he said. "We will see who wants to pony up (to support the project)."

For film listings, check out Galaxy Cinemas Moose Jaw listings.

Nathan Frank can be reached at 306-691-1263.

Organizations: Times-Herald, Bloddy Red Carpet Party, Beer Bros. Tickets

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Cannes Calgary France Europe Canada Vancouver Banff

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