Universal Hopes You’ll Forget ‘The Wolfman’ And Embrace ‘Werewolf’ But New Director Choice Isn’t Very Inspiring

Remember Joe Johnston’s The Wolfman with Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins? You do? I’m sorry.

Universal’s sorry too, and they’re hoping to make it up to you by rebooting the movie… less than two years after their last attempt. Per Moviehole, the studio had originally planned to follow up Johnston’s film with a sequel, but once they realized what a stinking pile of dog turds the movie was the idea was scrapped. But not completely. They’ve decided to turn the sequel’s script by Michael Tabb into a fresh take on the subject with the catchy new title Werewolf.

Johnston’s film had a multitude of problems both before and during production, but one of the most detrimental was the late in the game switch-up of directors from Mark Romanek to Johnston. So you know Universal’s going to be extra careful in that department this time around. Which is why they’ve reportedly hired Louis Morneau… director of Carnosaur 2, Soldier Boyz, Bats, The Hitcher II: I’ve Been Waiting For You, and Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead.

Rob is the Chief Film Critic of Film School Rejects. He doesn't eat cheese on weekdays.

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