Somewhat big news happening this afternoon, as Bloody Disgusting is reporting legendary director Ridley Scott (Alien) has sunk his claws into a brand-spankin’ new screenplay. And the really good news is it appears to be a werewolf movie!

Ian Jeffers, the screenwriter who adapted last year’s Death Sentence for James Wan (Saw) and took a pass at the upcoming adaptation of Castlevania, apparently penned this new hirsute homage to lycanthropy.

No mention if Scott has designs on directing, or if he simply plans to produce via his Scott Free label with his little bro and world-renowned director in his own right, Tony Scott. No mention of a title, either, or possible talent attached to the project.

In the meantime, I’m guessing the fate of Universal’s remake of The Wolf Man will play a large part in whether or not this project ever sees the light of day. If it takes off at the box office, perhaps werewolves will become the new zombies.

It sure would be great, though, to see Ridley do for werewolves what he did for aliens. I’m (ahem) moist at the possibilities.