The script for the Blumhouse Pictures remake of The werewolf starring Ryan Gosling is still in development, says producer Jason Blum. The Wolfman is one of Universal’s most iconic monsters, having first appeared in the 1941 film starring Lon Channey Jr. In 2010, a remake starring Benenco Tel Toro in the title role was released in theaters after a Very problematic production with negative reviews and was a box office bomb.
After Universal attempted to relaunch ownership of its monster with the critical and box office failure of 2017. The Mummy, they scrapped their plans for their cinematic universe called Dark Universe. The studio decided to make independent horror stories, the first being from 2020. The invisible man, which was a critical and box office success. Fresh from success, the studio re-formed a team The invisible man director Leigh Whannell and producer Jason Blum to make another monster property, The werewolf, which had already secured actor Ryan Gosling for the lead role.
In an interview with Collider, producer Jason Blum confirmed that they are still developing a script for The werewolf. The hit horror producer says they are hoping the script will be the right one for star Ryan Gosling, one that the actor is comfortable with. Ryan Gosling is very involved with The werewolf as the film received the green light from its release to Universal Pictures. Blum said:
“Wolfman, we’re also working on the script, we have to get the script, right? In that case, it’s Ryan Gosling … But working to try and get a script that he feels good about, comfortable with and excited about.”
The werewolf is one of many Universal Monsters-based projects the studio has planned. Eternal Director Chloé Zhao is developing a Western sci-fi film of Dracula in the studio, while a separate Dracula project from Living Dead creator Robert Kirkman based on supporting character Reinfeld is in development. Elizabeth Banks is ready to direct The invisible woman, which has no connection with the one already published Invisible Man. James Wan is working on a new version of Frankenstein. In the meantime, Toy story 4 Josh Cooley’s director has the live-action / animated hybrid Little monsters which will be aimed at a younger audience.
Gosling’s involvement with The werewolf came as a surprise to many, as the actor has tended to eschew movies from big IP-driven franchises in favor of character-centric stories like First man or original properties like Drive and La La Land. Gosling has been considered for a number of high-profile films including The Lone Ranger, From 2017 Beauty and the Beast, The Joker in Suicide squadand the Sinister Six movie that Sony was developing. Gosling starred in the title role of Blade Runner 2049, a sequel to a highly influential film, and Gosling himself has never expressed any disinterest in franchise films. Since it launched The werewolf For Universal, it seems that he is very passionate about this particular project.