Universal Pictures made a big change to the horror film project Wolfman with Ryan Gosling (which we will soon see again in the role of Ken in the film dedicated to Barbie), finding a new director for the film.
Leigh Whannell (The Invisible Man) was supposed to direct the film, but appears to have abandoned the project due to his previous engagements.
Wolfman, the film starring Ryan Gosling, now has a new director
The studio and producer, Jason Blum, have already found a new director for the project, and that director is Derek Cianfrance, who previously worked with Gosling in films such as Place Beyond the Pines And Blue Valentine. Apparently, Cianfrance is already working on the script for the film as well.
“Horror films were my first love, my entry into what cinema was capable of narrating, psychologically and aesthetically” said Cianfrance speaking of Wolfman. “Along with the opportunity to partner with Ryan again, this is truly a dream come true. I’m thrilled and inspired to work with the great people at Blumhouse and Universal to bring this monster back to life in our collective unconscious. “
Defined as “the supernatural version of The Jackal with Jake Gyllenhaal“, The new Wolfman adaptation will feature a TV host who, once infected, will transform into the wolf man we all know. All set in more modern times than we would have thought initially.
Based on a script written by Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo (Orange is the New Black), Wolfman doesn’t have a specific release date yet.