Leigh Whannell and Jason Blum join Ryan Gosling’s 'WOLFMAN'
Universal’s remake is shaping up nicely.
With Ryan Gosling set to star as Universal’s ferocious beast, we have news that Leigh Whannell has entered negotiations to direct along with none other than Jason Blum producing.
Whannell, who’s no stranger to shaping Universal’s Dark Universe with 2020s The Invisible Man, will give Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo’s script additional treatment based on an original idea of his own and of course, inspired by Lon Chaney’s 1941 classic ‘The Wolf Man’.
Sources say Whannell and Gosling have “wanted to work together for some time” and it was Lauren Shuker Blum (Jason's spouse) who brokered the deal for Whannell and Blumhouse join in on what will be their seventh collaboration together.
Universal forthcoming Dark Universe slate includes Elizabeth Banks’ Invisible Woman, which comes after Whannell's The Invisible Man, Paul Feig’s Dark Army, Dexter Fletcher’s Renfield, and Karyn Kusama’s Dracula.