Veteran Editors Being Brought in to Save Universal's Wolfman
Universal has had plenty of frustrating, worrisome and even recent problems with Wolfman and it looks like they're still reeling from them, as new info buried deep in a Variety article (found by SlashFilm) says editors Mark Goldblatt and Walter Murch have been brought in to help salvage this monster movie that has really become a monster in itself. While I'm wondering how much involvement director Joe Johnston has in these decisions, and exactly how close this is to resembling the original vision for this film, Goldblatt and Murch will be fresh eyes on the project and their extensive editing work speaks for itself. Read on!
Goldblatt has had quite the experience in the editing chair having put together both of James Cameron's Terminator films, as well as putting together the frantic, abundance of dailies from director Michael Bay's films like Armageddon and Pearl Harbor. Meanwhile, Murch has won Acaedmy Awards for sound editing on Apocalypse Now, and film editing for Cold Mountain, in addition to displaying stellar work as editor and sound editor of films like The Conversation and The English Patient. Both are quite talented, as you can see.
And while this might not seem all that urgent, this is quite a big deal to rework an entire film this late in the game (Wolfman is still scheduled for release on February 12th). Hopefully these two can salvage what could be a fantastic movie out of Joe Johnston's dailies (or by rearranging a finished film at this point), but as of now, consider me concerned but eager just for the film to be completely done and released. Thoughts?