Back in March we told you that Universal Home Entertainment has enlisted Michael Tabb to write a sequel to The Wolfman, which featured Benicio del Toro as the sharp-clawed Talbot – that’s no longer the case.
Moviehole reports that Tabb’s script is being rewritten and reworked to be an original film almost a reboot of the classic Universal monster movie series.
If anything, this new film – they’ve yet to decide on a title though I hear Werewolf is popular – will share a link to the original George Waggner film (from 1941) rather than Joe Johnston’s ill-fated 2009 remake.
It is likely headed before the cameras in the Fall. The studio is said to be talking to prospective directors over the next couple of weeks. Casting will begin shortly thereafter.
The original 1941 film, starring Lon Chaney in the title role, told of a a practical man who returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.