Spoke Lane Entertainment and Mike the Pike Prods. have acquired film rights to George R.R. Martin’s werewolf novella “The Skin Trade.”

Martin’s story is based on a female private investigator on the trail of a serial killer linked to an underground werewolf clan ruling the remains of a vibrant city devastated by a recession.

The project will be produced by Mike the Pike’s CEO Mark B. Newbauer and co-founder Beth Newbauer in partnership with Ryan Colucci, president of Spoke Lane.

Colucci previously teamed with Warner Bros Pictures to produce Terry Brooks’ fantasy series “Shannara” with Mike Newell directing. He was a producer on CG-animated feature “Battle for Terra 3D,” released by Lionsgate.