Ryan Gosling is sinking his teeth into Universal’s growing monster universe titles. The two-time Oscar nominee is attached to star in a Wolfman remake which was written by Orange Is The New Blackscribes Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo.
Wolfman will likely be sent in present day, a move in line with Universal’s recent push for properties pulled from the Dark Universe legacy with a contemporary spin. That proved to be a huge success with the February release of The Invisible Man, which earned more than $122 million at the global box office. Made for just $7 million, the film found continued success on VOD once theaters shuttered in mid-March, and Universal swiftly moved the film to in-home platforms.
The last werewolf pic at Universal, 2010’s The Wolfman, had Benicio del Toro in the title role starring alongside Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving. It follows Lawrence Talbot, who, while returning to his homeland, is afflicted by an ancient curse when he is bitten by a werewolf.
As California begins to outline plans for film and TV production to resume, there’s no word yet on when Wolfman might take off and a director for this latest take has yet to be named, but we are looking forward to see where this version of Wolfman might go.