New Take on THE WOLF MAN Lands a Writer

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 14 October 2016

Movie News

Universal’s upcoming redo of The Wolf Man has found itself a writer.

The Hollywood Reporter has word that Dave Callaham is the man to be tasked with bringing this genre classic to life once more. Callaham is best known for his work on the four Expendables movies, Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, and Netflix’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson.

A remake of 1941’s The Wolf Man is just one of many classic monster movies that Universal is developing. To be released next June is a new take on The Mummy starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella. As well as that, Johnny Depp will be headlining The Invisible Man, Javier Bardem is wanted to play the monster in Frankenstein, Angelina Jolie is in talks to direct and star in Bride of Frankenstein, and Russell Crowe (who has a mystery role in The Mummy) is believed to be Universal’s new Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. Alex Kurtzman is the man currently tasked with overseeing all of these movies.

Back to The Wolf Man, and Prisoners’ Alex Kurtzman has previously penned a draft screenplay for this redo. The latest rumour is that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is Universal's top choice to star in the film. No director has been announced for the project at this stage, though. Of course, The Wolf Man has been remade and redone at several times over the decades, most recently with the Benicio Del Toro-starring 2010 effort that was directed by Joe Johnston.

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