Universal’s New ‘Wolfman’ Feature Names New Director

Now it looks like the latest Wolfman is ready to howl.

Universal Pictures this week said Derek Cianfrance will take over the director’s chair from Leigh Whannell on the remake of the Ryan Gosling-led movie, according to a report on Deadline. Whannell, who was announced as the film’s director last summer, reportedly had to step away due to scheduling conflicts.

Cianfrance–who is also writing the screenplay–teamed with Wolfman star Gosling on Place Beyond the Pines and Blue Valentine. Gosling, Jason Blum and Ken Kao are producing Wolfman.

Little is know at this point about the storyline of this remake of the monster classic, but it is believed to be a modern take on the well-known tale and not a period piece.

Cianfrance seemed very excited about this project. “Horror movies were my first love,” he said, “my entry into what cinema was capable of narratively, psychologically and aesthetically. Coupled with the opportunity to collaborate with Ryan again, this is truly a dream come true.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on this new Wolfman.


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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