Those of you who fear that reboots have violently ravaged theaters like a pack of – oh, I don’t know, let’s just say “wolves” – may want to run and hide from the following news.Joe Johnston directed that toothless remake of The Wolf Man called The Wolfman starring Benicio Del Toro. Critics formed an angry mob, chasing it out of town, and an underwhelming box office performance was the silver bullet in the film’s chest. Or so we thought.
You see, the property is really important to Universal, who wants to launch a series of films based around their classic monsters, so they’re going to reboot the franchise and go in a different direction. They’re even considering calling the film Werewolf. So Werewolf would be a reboot of The Wolfman, which was a remake of The Wolf Man. And who says Hollywood is out of ideas?
Screenwriter Michael Tabb’s Wolfman 2 script is apparently being re-written as a standalone feature, which will lean closer creatively to the 1941 Lon Chaney version rather than the most recent take. (Moviehole)