Try to hold back those sad howls, because Universal Pictures is moving its release date from Wolf Man, the werewolf thriller from Invisible Man’s Leigh Whannell and Blumhouse. Originally scheduled for a pre-Halloween release on October 25th, 2024, the Christopher Abbott-starring horror will now open in cinemas from January 17th, 2025.

Jason Blum produces the film that reinvents the classic Universal monster and co-stars Julia Garner. Plot details are still fairly vague, but the story will reportedly focus on a man whose family is being terrorized by a lethal predator. The 1941 original film told the story of Larry, a man who returned to his Welsh ancestral home from the United States upon learning of his brother’s passing. It’s there that, when he tries to save a rural girl named Jenny from a werewolf attack, he gets bitten by the supernatural creature and starts a life-changing transformation.

Wolf Man isn’t the only Blumhouse film being pushed back by Universal Pictures, however. The studio have announced that The Woman in the Yard, which was slated to release January 10th, 2025, has been taken off the calendar. They’ll announce a new release date at a later time.

The Woman in the Yard is directed by Black Adam filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra, and stars Till‘s Danielle Deadwyler. The plot is undisclosed, but we do know it’s an original horror with a script from Sam Stefanak.

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