Fortitude International has added the action title to its Cannes slate and the producers have earmarked a November shoot in Italy.

Simon West

Ileen Maisel, Lawrence Elman and Jib Polhemus are producing War Wolf. West, Fortitude International and Amber Entertainment hope to build a franchise around the property and Paul Finch, author of the Heck crime novels, is working on a novel of the project.

Andy Briggs and Finch wrote the screenplay to War Wolf, which takes place in 1356 during the Hundred Years War between England and France.

After the Englishman Earl Hugo wins the castle of his enemy, French assassin Mauchet, someone has reawakened a ferocious fabled wolf known as the Loup de Guerre that threatens to go on a killing spree.

Mission: Impossible effects, make-up and costume specialist Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey are on board

West’s (pictured) credits include The Expendables 2, Con Air, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

Fortitude International’s Cannes sales slate includes Penelope Cruz drama Layover.