Universal moving ahead with The Wolfman reboot

Universal will reboot The Wolfman after its disastrous effort with the 2010 film of the same name starring Benicio Del Toro.

Moviehole has confirmed a rumour from earlier in the year. The studio will not go ahead with a sequel, as originally thought, but will instead rework an existing script into a more original offering.

This is an interesting move from Universal. The Wolfman was universally panned by critics (our own Simon Miraudo declared it “the worst film of 2010”)  and it barely made back its $150 million budget back at the box office; one has to wonder why the project isn’t left to rest for a few more years. It was five years between Ang Lee’s The Hulk and Louis Leterrier’s The Incredible Hulk, and they still conjured up discussion about the length between reboots.

The new film, which is still untitled, will draw ties with the original werewolf horror classic, George Waggner’s 1941 The Wolf Man, rather than the 2010 film. No director or actors are attached at this time, although directors are being met with in the next couple weeks.

Discuss: Is it time for a new Wolfman?

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