Although their 2020 slate of horror films are being shuffled by the Covid-19 pandemic, Universal is setting plans in motion for future productions, with the upcoming Wolfman reboot gaining some heavy-hitting names.
Ryan Gosling is still attached to lead the lycanthropic legacy film, but now it’s looking as if The Invisible Man director Leigh Wannell is set to take up the director’s chair for the studio’s horror-revival once again. Wannell is also set to contribute a treatment of the script, with Orange is the New Black writers Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum writing the screenplay.
Furthermore, prolific horror studio Blumhouse Productions has boarded the Wolfman project, with the studio co-producing with Gosling. Blumhouse produced Wannell’s Invisible Man earlier this year.
Universal has come a long way since 2016’s major blockbuster dud The Mummy, with the Tom Cruise-led reboot’s failure seemingly canning the studio’s “Dark Universe” ambitions preemptively. The recent success, critically and financially, of The Invisible Man was a shot of life for Universal’s monster film revivals. Hopefully Wolfman continues the trend.