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Published On: Mon, Oct 31st, 2016

‘The Wolf Man’ reboot gets ‘Expendables’ writer David Callaham

Universal continues to work diligently to adapt their classic Monster franchise for audiences and the the upcoming Wolf Man movie scheduled for 2018, now has a screenwriter.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Callaham, whose past credits include action flicks like The Expendables, The Expendables 2 and Doom will be taking the lead into the script for The Wolf Man. Callaham also worked on Gareth Edwards’s 2014 Godzilla, and is also the guy behind Amazon’s Jean Claude Van Johnson.

Prisoners scribe Aaron Guzikowski wrote the first draft of The Wolf Man.

“First up for Universal is The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe and will be directed by Alex Kurtzman. Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, the Invisible Man and Bride of Frankenstein are among the classic creatures that will be included in the new universe, overseen by Kurtzman (Star Trek) and Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious),” the THR detailed.

The new The Wolf Man is being produced by Kurtzman and Morgan. Executive vp Jon Mone and vp Jay Polidoro will oversee production on behalf of Universal.

The Wolf Man was a 1941 Universal film directed by George Waggner that starred Lon Chaney Jr. as a man who returns to his homeland where he is attacked and becomes a werewolf.

“First up for Universal is The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe and will be directed by Alex Kurtzman. Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, the Invisible Man and Bride of Frankenstein are among the classic creatures that will be included in the new universe, overseen by Kurtzman (Star Trek) and Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious).

While it has not been confirmed, it’s likely The Wolf Man reboot will arrive in theaters in 2019.

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