Slain NYPD Auxiliary Cop Nicholas Pekearo’s Novel ‘The Wolfman’ In Film Deal

By | Friday March 14, 2014 @ 3:16pm PDT
Mike Fleming

thewolfEXCLUSIVE: Macmillan Entertainment and Everest Entertainment Group are developing a feature film from The Wolfman, the 2008 novel written by Nicholas Pekearo and published by Tor Books. It’s about a lost soul who happens to be a werewolf who struggles with his affliction until he decides to focus on the bad guys who deserve it, including a serial killer preying on young girls. This development would be a dream come true by Pekearo, a crime and comic book buff who was just getting his footing as a novelist. He was also an auxiliary policeman for the NYPD who died seven years ago today after being shot six times by a crazed gunman who also killed Pekearo’s partner in Greenwich Village. NYPDThat partner, 19-year-old Yevgeniy Marshalik, was the star of his high school debating team and a student at NYU. The murders created controversy and pointed up the ludicrousness of sending out auxiliary cops who are not allowed to carry weapons. Despite this, and the fact that unarmed auxiliary cops weren’t supposed to engage armed suspects, the duo chased down the gunman after he had already killed a bartender and was looking for other victims. The book was published posthumously in 2009. Read More »

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NBC Adapting ‘The Wolfman’ As Series With Daniel Knauf & Scott Stuber

By | Monday December 2, 2013 @ 11:57am PST
Nellie Andreeva

the_wolfman_poster_mEXCLUSIVE: NBC is developing a contender for it Friday supernatural block anchored by Grimm, which is currently paired with Dracula. It hails from Dracula executive producer/head writer Daniel Knauf and is based on Universal Pictures’ Scott Stuber-produced 20Read More »

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