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Whereas the earlier try at reviving the Universal Monsters line of movies had resulted within the catastrophe generally known as the Darkish Universe, that hadn’t stopped the studio from attempting to take one other stab into the darkness of its previous catalog. Fortunately, the Leigh Whanell written/directed model of The Invisible Man turned out to be a wild success, inspiring the studio to course right with particular person experiences. All of this has led to a brand new prospect involving Ryan Gosling and the resurrection of The Wolfman.
Ryan Gosling was introduced as becoming a member of the brand new movie, merely titled Wolfman, by a report courtesy of Selection. No director or producer has been chosen for the mission simply but, which is a priority that got here after Gosling was beforehand thought-about as a candidate for being each star and helmer of the mission.
Nonetheless, a co-writer has been named, as Lauren Schuker Blum, the spouse of Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum, is talked about in an additional burst of data that got here from THR’s Borys Package. He chimed in with this element, in addition to the next story notes, by way of his Twitter feed:
Gosling would play an anchorman who will get contaminated in what has been described as having a Community/Nightcrawler vibe.
After all, invoking the names of each these media savvy movies has the connotation that Wolfman would possibly see Ryan Gosling’s information anchor committing heinous crimes, both accidentally or on objective, and finally reporting them on the air in his extra humane persona.
The logline for Wolfman additionally brings to thoughts two werewolf classics: the investigative journalism thriller Wolfen, and, in fact, Joe Dante’s legendary lycanthropic traditional The Howling. Each launched in 1981, these tales adopted reporters who got here a bit of near the world of the lunarly bothered than most would need.
Mash all of it collectively, and very like The Invisible Man, Universal might have a uniquely trendy spin on this well-worn traditional. Most notably performed by Universal Monsters legend Lon Chaney Jr. in 1941’s The Wolf Man, this mission could be the primary time Universal has totally revisited the character since 2010’s The Wolfman.
Wolfman isn’t the primary time Universal has tried to deliver the character into the Darkish Universe. Beforehand, Dwayne Johnson was rumored to be taking part in a brand new model of The Wolf Man within the universe that was additionally attempting to deliver Johnny Depp in as its personal Invisible Man and Javier Bardem as the brand new Dr. Frankenstein.
These names ought to function a reminder that whereas Ryan Gosling is fairly hooked up to the Wolfman model proper now, it’s greatest to not get one’s hopes up till a completed movie is delivered. The final time Gosling was in talks for a promising horror mission, it occurred to be Guillermo del Toro’s remake of Disney’s The Haunted Mansion. Which, as you’ll keep in mind, nonetheless hasn’t occurred.
Nonetheless, optimism abounds at Universal, as Wolfman sounds prepared to hitch the extra trendy universe of horror the Universal Monsters ought to proceed to invade. As quickly as new particulars are offered, we’ll replace you, the reader, as they break.