The Ryan Gosling-directed reboot of The Wolfman is still in development, says producer Jason Blum, as they’re working hard to get the script right.
The script for the Blumhouse Pictures remake The werewolf starring Ryan Gosling is still in development, says producer Jason Blum. The Wolfman is one of Universal’s most iconic monsters, having first appeared in the 1941 film starring Lon Channey Jr. In 2010, a remake starring Benenco Tel Toro in the title role opened in the theaters after a very troubled production to negative reviews and was a box office bomb.
After Universal attempted to revive their monster property with critical and box office failure in 2017 The Mummy, they dropped their plans for their cinematic universe called the Dark Universe. The studio decided to make standalone horror stories, the first being from the 2020s The invisible Man, which was a box office and critical success. Building on the success, the studio has re-equipped The invisible Man director Leigh Whannell and producer Jason Blum to make another monster property, The werewolfwhich had already secured actor Ryan Gosling for the lead role.
In an interview with Colliderproducer Jason Blum has confirmed that they are still developing a script for The werewolf. The best-selling horror producer says he expects the script to be perfect for star Ryan Gosling, who the actor feels comfortable with. Ryan Gosling is very involved in The werewolf as the film was green lit from its pitch to Universal Pictures. Blu said:
“Wolfman, we’re also working on the script, we have to get the script, right. In this case, it’s Ryan Gosling… But we’re trying to get a script that he feels good in, at the comfortable and excited.”
The werewolf is one of many projects based on the Universal Monsters that the studio has planned. Eternals director Chloé Zhao is developing a Dracula sci-fi western at the studio, while a separate Dracula project from Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman based on secondary character Reinfeld is in development. Elizabeth Banks is set to direct The Invisible Womanwhich has no connection with the already published Invisible Man. James Wan is working on a new version of Frankenstein. During this time, toy story 4 Director Josh Cooley has the live-action/animated hybrid little monsters which will appeal to a younger audience.
Gosling’s involvement with The werewolf came as a surprise to many, as the actor has tended to eschew big IP-based films in favor of character-driven stories like first man or original properties like To drive and The Earth. Gosling has been considered for a number of high-profile films, including The Lone Ranger2017 The beauty and the BeastThe Joker in suicide squad, and the Sinister Six movie that Sony was developing. Gosling starred in the lead role of Blade Runner 2049, a sequel to a highly influential film, and Gosling himself has never expressed a disinterest in franchise films. Since he launched The werewolf at Universal, he seems to be very passionate about this particular project.
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