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'The Wolf Man' to Howl Again as the Next Universal Monsters Reboot

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November 12, 2014

The Wolf Man

Within the latest story about director Justin Lin potential returning to the Fast & Furious franchise for a multi-part conclusion to the action series, there's another revelation about one of Universal's other big franchise ambitions. The studio just released Dracula Untold last month, which is technically the first part of their reboot of the classic Universal Monsters series, which is being crafted as an interconnected cinematic universe of horror. They also just set the release date for the forthcoming remake of The Mummy, and an unknown monster movie reboot to follow in 2017, but now we know what that mystery film will be.

Deadline mentions that the next film in the Universal Monsters franchise reboot will be The Wolf Man, and the studio is looking at Prisoners scribe Aaron Guzikowski to script the film. That's all the information available now, and since the film is still over two years away, there's plenty of time to wait for details to surface. I'm most interested to see how all these stories connect, and whether or not we'll get a film that will somehow bring them all together. It doesn't sound quite as easy as bringing a superhero team like The Avengers together, but there's a chance it could be cool.

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  • cuckoozey
    Uh, didn't we just Benicio Del Toro this a couple of years ago...?
    • OfficialJab
      I liked that one a lot. Very spooky, though a bit too gory I thought, in the couple of action scenes.
      • cuckoozey
        I really enjoyed it too, I see no reason to reboot it for at least another decade or so.
        • Bill
          I really enjoyed Benicio Del Toro's wolfman... I was hoping for a second.
    • Rock n Rollllll
      Exactly, we did! I rather enjoyed that adaptation too. To deviate from that would not be a smart choice.
  • Tuomas Lassila
    Dracula Untold was a positive surprise for me despite what critics thought about it and it was an interesting start for this film universe. Really excited to see 2016:s The Mummy and now this.
    • Rock n Rollllll
      Dracula Untold had the right idea, but was executed poorly and became a bit silly.
      • Tuomas Lassila
        Didn't notice.
      • Bill
        Dracula Untold was pretty good, not great though... but once you see him in modern day it destroys any chance of tension if they do more period pieces. I like monster movies taking place in the past more then now. Now always seems like a budget decision.
        • Chris Groves
          I think the reason they moved it to modern times with the last scenes is because that is where all of these other reboots will occur. They are all being adapted to fit in a present day setting. Hence they tacked on that scene to Dracula Untold to 'line it up' with the rest of these movies.
      • DAVIDPD
        BLACKULA UNTOLD, was the biggest surprise of the year. An amazing tour de force from every one involved.
  • shane willett
    They did this already like 3-4 years ago - the movie was called "The Wolfman" based off the 1950's film --- it sucked ! but another try so soon... there all fucking morons - California needs to sink into the ocean - maybe then the world would be free of so many fucking horrible movies - its the only way - it has to be...No wait there's still Youtube... is that in California .... hahaha...
  • nomad82
    really?? geeezus I just don't understand why these talentless hacks wont leave the old classics alone??? these remakes are seldom successful to any real degree.. if one has no talent or creativity, maybe it is a sign that one should find another endeavor in life????
  • Chris Groves
    The 2010 movie was a bomb marred by creative problems. It switched directors a few times and was delayed several times, and Joe Johnston actively came out and said that it never really felt like "his movie". The final product suffered terribly and is not well remembered. I'm all for a reboot within the context of this Universal Monster Franchise. All they have to do now is get a Frankenstein reboot made, and they'll have their "big 4" ready for a crossover movie. I'm excited for this.
  • Mike
    I really hope they keep him a WOLF MAN, a werewolf not a real or CGI wolf. That's why I've always liked the idea of werewolves.

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