Universal’s ‘Wolf Man’ Remake Gets a Release Date
In an effort to prove their commitment to this whole “shared universe” of classic monster movie reboots thing, Universal has reportedly set a release date for their remake of The Wolf Man. The redo of the iconic werewolf monster flick will arrive in 2018, a year after the studio’s new version of The Mummy, which may or may not be eyeing Tom Cruise to star.
According to Jo Blo, Universal will release The Wolf Man on March 30, 2018, following The Mummy’s arrival on March 24, 2017. The studio is also said to be developing a new Creature From the Black Lagoon film, as well as a reboot of Van Helsing following releases of underwhelming and under-performing films like Dracula Untold and I, Frankenstein — though it’s unclear if those films will be considered part of the new shared universe canon or if the studio will eventually give Dracula and Frankenstein yet another do-over.
Prisoners scribe Aaron Guzikowski is scripting The Wolf Man, which will be set in present day, unlike the 2010 remake starring Benicio Del Toro. As reported earlier, Guzikowski has also been tapped to write a new screenplay for the long-developing Friday the 13th sequel.
Alex Kurtzman and Fast and Furious vet Chris Morgan are overseeing the new monster universe of films, with Kurtzman making his directorial debut on The Mummy, based on a script by Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts. It was recently rumored that Universal is eyeing Tom Cruise to star in The Mummy, though his schedule is fairly stacked with upcoming projects.