‘Wolfman’ Remake Loses Romanek to Creative Differences

In what is probably the worst news thus far this year, Director Mark Romanek has exited The Wolfman remake that was meant to be shot for Universal Pictures, according to Variety. Romanek exited the film late Monday night over creative differences. The film has long had Benicio Del Toro aboard to play the werewolf, and the studio just set Emily Blunt (Charlie Wilson’s War) and Anthony Hopkins to play the other leads in the film. The studio maintains that Romanek left the project in strong shape and that it expects to set another director quickly. No word on whether a Feb. 18 start date will remain in place.