George R.R. Martin on Mike The Pike Productions' adaptation of his werewolf masterpiece, 'The Skin Trade'

“My werewolf novella, “The Skin Trade”, originally published way back when in ‘Night Visions 5, has been optioned for film by Mike The Pike Productions…And about time.

I’ve always thought there was a terrific movie in “The Skin Trade”, but somehow no one has ever optioned it till now.  The novella is a horror/mystery cross set in a decaying rustbelt city and featuring a hot young female private eye and a hypochondriac lycanthrope, how’s that for high concept?

Randi and Willie are still favorites of mine.  The novella won the World Fantasy Award too, which is how I got that head of H.P. Lovecraft that looks down over my living room.  I hope that Mike The Pike Productions does a kickass job with it.”

-George R.R. Martin

USA Today’s Author of the Year, 2011