This is some really juicy stuff that comes via Movieline. The site reports on Universal Chief Ron Meyer‘s recent trip to Savannah College of Art & Design where he spoke to students on VOD, while also admitting that Cowboys & Aliens, Land of the Lost and The Wolfman all suck ass!
“We make a lot of shitty movies. Every one of them breaks my heart,” Meyer said. “We set out to make good ones. One of the worst movies we ever made was ‘Wolfman.’ ‘Wolfman’ and ‘Babe 2′ are two of the shittiest movies we put out, but by the same token we made movies we believe in,” he states quickly covering his ass. “We did ‘United 93,’ which is one of the movies I’m most proud of. It wasn’t a big moneymaker, but it’s a film I believe every American should see and it showed you what people can do in the worst of times and how great the human spirit is and all that, so there are moments that can make up for all the junk that you make.”
This is just a taste of a pretty fantastic article that can be enjoyed at this link. Do you guys think The Wolfman is one of the worst Universal movies ever made? What’s WORSE? Talk below! READ MORE
There’s no safe place to hide as the all-new supernatural Untitled Werewolf Thriller begins principal photography in and around Bucharest, Romania.
Universal celebrates its storied history of creatures and horror with an exhilarating original adventure that embraces the popular cultural resurgence of the age-old werewolf myth. Breathtaking action and nail-biting suspense collide as an army of bounty hunters descend on a tiny hamlet in search of the most terrifying monster they have ever fought.
The latest entry in the hugely successful DVD Originals line from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Untitled Werewolf Thriller will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand in time for Halloween 2012.
Untitled Werewolf Thriller stars Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta, The Crying Game), Steven Bauer (Scarface, Primal Fear), Ed Quinn (“True Blood,” “Eureka”), Nia Peeples (“Pretty Little Liars,” “Walker Texas, Ranger”), Guy Wilson (Almost Kings, Little Black Book), Adam Croasdell (“Supernatural,” “East Enders”) and Rachel DiPillo (“Law & Order,” “The Gates”).
Louis Morneau (Joy Ride II, Hitcher II: I’ve Been Waiting) directs the nightmarish hunt through an idyllic countryside shattered by an unstoppable beast. The film is produced by Mike Elliott (The Devils Rejects, Smokin’ Aces 2), from a screenplay by Michael Tabb and the writing team of Louis Morneau & Catherine Cyran. A top-flight production team has also been assembled, including director of photography Philip Robertson, production designer David Hirschfield and costume designer Oana Paunescu. READ MORE
Steven Bauer (Scarface, Raising Cain) revealed in an interview with Moviehole that he will star alongside both Stephen Rea (Interview with the Vampire, V for Vendetta) and Ed Quinn (“Eureka”) in Universal Home Entertainment’s untitled Werewolf, a potential reboot of The Wolfman being directed by Louis Morneau.
The new film, penned by Michael Tabb, will take place in a 1901 Romania with the lead character, “Daniel,” caring for his sick mother and attending medical school. Daniel is then recruited to join a group of nomad bounty-hunters tracking down “a disturbing presence” terrorizing the town. Daniel and “Charles” quickly bond and must work together to uncover who this new breed of werwolf is. From what I’m being told, this sequel is very “whodunit”.
Bloody Disgusting has exclusive word on Universal Home Entertainment’s direct-to-video sequel to Joe Johnston’s The Wolfman redo that’s apparently NOT going with the crappy Werewolf title. As of this writing the feature is untitled. Louis Morneau is directing from a screenplay by Michael Tabb.
The new film will take place in a 1901 Romania with the lead character, “Daniel,” caring for his sick mother and attending medical school. Daniel is then recruited to join a group of nomad bounty-hunters tracking down “a disturbing presence” terrorizing the town. Daniel and “Charles” quickly bond and must work together to uncover who this new breed of werwolf is. From what I’m being told, this sequel is very “whodunit”.
Shooting is to begin this September in Romania.
Universal showed how much they believe believe in their recently relaunched The Wolfman franchise by developing a direct-to-disc sequel/redo that will not only drop the Wolfman title, but also has a horrible director attached at the helm.
Our very good friends at Moviehole broke the news this early morning that Uni has renamed Wolfman to a super lame and cheesy Werewolf, and has attached Louis Morneau to direct.
Morneau’s impressive (pure sarcasm) credits include Joy Ride 2 : Dead Ahead, The Hitcher II : I’ve Been Waiting, Bats with Lou Diamond Phillips, and Retroactive with Jim Belushi.
This new film – penned by Michael Tabb – will share a link to the original George Waggner film (from 1941) rather than Joe Johnston’s ill-fated 2009 remake starring Benicio del Toro.
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.
Yesterday we broke the news on a new The Wolfman film from Universal Pictures. It was unclear if it was a direct-to-disc reboot or a sequel of sorts. Our inside tipster hit us back this morning telling us that Michael Tabb is now in talks to pen the screenplay for what he hears is “a sequel.” The period piece is listed as “Home Entertainment,” so it appears Uni is headed down the same route as Death Race, as previously reported.
Rick Baker and Dave Elsey recently won an Oscar for “Best Makeup” at this year’s Academy Awards for their work on Universal’s 2010 reboot starring Benicio Del Toro as “The Wolf Man”.
The 2010 Joe Johnston-directed remake starring Benicio Del Toro took in $140 million worldwide.
Maybe it’s because Rick Baker and Dave Elsey just won an Oscar for “Best Makeup” at this year’s Academy Awards, or maybe the home video sales alone were through the roof, but Bloody Disgusting exclusively learned that Universal Pictures’ is planning to retool The Wolfman yet again.
Universal is out to writers for what they’re calling a period piece reboot (again) of George Waggner’s classic 1941 film starring Lon Chaney Jr. as The Wolf Man.
The only details I have is that it’s supposed to start a fresh direct-to-disc franchise like what they’re doing with Death Race, although their direction is still unconfirmed.
The 2010 Joe Johnston-directed remake starring Benicio Del Toro took in $140 million worldwide. Not all that impressive.
As horrible as Universal Pictures’ The Wolfman remake was, the special effects work (when not CG) by make-up legend Rick Backer was off the hook — and he’s being rewarded with another Academy Award Nomination!!! Both Rick Baker and Dave Elsey have officially been nominated for “Best Makeup” in this year’s Academy Awards. Baker received the inaugural Academy Award for Makeup for his work on An American Werewolf in London. He also created the “werecat” creature Michael Jackson transforms into in the music video “Thriller”. Subsequently, Baker has been nominated nine more times with five additional Oscars, both records in his field. Baker claims that his work on Harry and the Hendersons is one of his proudest achievements, says Wikipedia.