Universal wants to reboot The Wolfman again


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...

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