Wolfman Debacle Deja Vu Turned Out to Only Be a False Alarm
It sounds like Universal's monster movie revival The Wolfman will be the next film to get on board the FailBoat as The Playlist reports Donna Langely, Universal's production president, is sitting in the editing room with a brand new unnamed editor. Universal has already brought in editors Mark Goldblatt and Walter Murch to revamp the flick and yet Universal still has The Wolfman on track for release February 12 of this year. Apparently all this editing nonsense is the reason that Danny Elfman dropped out as composer and meanwhile director Joe Johnston is working on his own cut of the film. Cue the scene from Scanners.
You know what, with Joe Johnston deep in pre-production on Captain America for a June start date, how the hell does he have the time to work on his own cut of The Wolfman? This better not be a preview of what we can expect when Johnston steps behind the camera for Marvel. Right now, there's a solid plan to bring an intertwined Marvel Universe to the big screen, and if Johnston messes it up by throwing his stink on Cap's shield, there will be hell to pay. With the long laundry list of problems Universal is having with Wolfman, I wouldn't put any money on the Creature from the Black Lagoon remake seeing the light of day soon either.
Update: Soon after posting this article this morning, we received an email from Universal informing us that the story from The Playlist "contained incorrect information." They explained that there are not competing cuts of Wolfman and that the story should be removed. Additionally, CHUD updated their story with quotes from some producer saying: "The movie's been done for a while. We finished the cut, and obviously we are now mixing and scoring and putting in our final effects right now, but the movie's been finished." So as far as we can tell, there aren't competing cuts of Wolfman being made, and The Playlist story was inaccurate.