A spin-off film centred around werewolves is in the works to follow cult comedy vampire mockumentary

What We Do in the Shadows

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Kiwi director and writer, Taika Waititi says his next project after finishing Thor: Ragnarok will be the spin-off We're Wolves.

Co-writer and director, Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords fame is also on board.

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"Jemaine (Clement) and I are trying to write a werewolf spin-off, yeah, so that will most likely be the next thing," he told Crave Online.

"It's going to be called We're Wolves, like We are wolves. We're Wolves."

No word yet on what the plot will entail and whether any of the werewolves - which included Rhys Darby - from the first movie will make a comeback.

What We Do in the Shadows centred around vampire roomates living in suburban Wellington, coming to terms with living in the modern world.

It was a sleeper hit, with word of mouth and critics' praise giving it a wider audience. The movie currently has a 96 per cent Rotten Tomatoes rating.

Waititi was chosen specifically to direct the new Thor film after executives saw What We Do in the Shadows and his 2010 comedy/drama Boy.

"They watched Shadows obviously, and they watched Boy, and I think the combination of those two films, you get that I wasn't just like a crazy comedy director or too dramatic," he said.

"They wanted to weave a little bit away from that."

The film is currently in pre-production, with Chris Hemsworth reprising his role.

- AAP