Universal Studios attempted to reboot their classic 1941 film
The Wolf Man
just last year, but they’re already looking to reboot that reboot.
That’s mostly because director Joe Johnston’s Wolfman , which starred Benicio Del Toro as the wolf and Emily Blunt as his corset-strapped love interest, was deemed a bit of a duff.
That film suffered a tortured production process that saw original director Mark Romanek booted off the project. It was made for $150m, and only scratched $142m back at the box office.
Still, Universal is sure that werewolves are big sellers (presumably because of the combined forces of Twilight and True Blood ), and want a second go at redoing The Wolf Man .
They’ve got a preliminary title of Werewolf , and are meeting potential directors with a view to shooting this autumn. Not that they’re rushing again or anything...