Jason Blum Updates ‘Wolfman’, Other Universal Projects

When Jason Blum talks, the horror world listens–and a recent interview with the Blumhouse Productions head honcho shed some welcome light on upcoming films.

It’s been well over a year now since news broke–as reported here in Horror News Network–that a Wolfman reboot was in the works and now, according to a report on collider.com, Blum has confirmed that work is indeed well underway.

The last reports had Ryan Gosling signed on to star in the film, with Leigh Whannell (The Invisible Man) on board to direct.

By all accounts, this new take on the 1941 Lon Chaney Jr. classic The Wolf Man is still happening. “We are working on the script,” Blum said. “Got to get the script right. Working on trying to get a script that (Gosling) feels good about and excited about.” Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo reportedly are working on the screenplay.

And Wolfman may be just the tip of the Blumhouse/Universal horror iceberg–more adaptations of the iconic Universal properties may be on the way. “We have two or three we are developing,” Blum said. “They’re not yet announced, so I can’t talk about them.”

Blum pointed out that Universal is “in charge of Universal monsters, but we’ve come up with a few ideas that they like. Hopefully, we’ll turn them into movies.”

Blum also touched on the status of the remake of the Stephen King classic Christine, with Bryan Fuller attached to write and direct. “We recently got a script,” Blum said, “which was terrific. We’re going to try and make it into a movie. That’s my plan.” Could filming start next year? “Never say never,” Blum quipped. “I’m an optimist.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on Blumhouse horror projects.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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