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Universal's The Wolfman is getting a reboot?

06.08.2011

The recent update of Universal's classic lycanthrope THE WOLFMAN held plenty of promise but didn't prove entirely satisfying -- even director Joe Johnston acknowledged its flaws.

But that hardly means we've seen the last of the legendary fanged moon-howler. In fact, it seems as though the studio already wants to reboot the property for the big screen. Universal had been considering a sequel to last year's disappointment, but Moviehole says that intended follow-up is now "being rewritten and reworked to be an original film – almost a reboot of the classic Universal monster movie series."

Benicio del Toro obviously won't be back in the fur shirt, but Moviehole says the new project will look for directors soon for a possible start in the fall. And it might even get a different title... possibly just WEREWOLF.

The new movie will apparently share some kind of link to the studio's 1941 Lon Chaney version of the folklore tale, about a guy suffering from a curse that causes him to uncontrollably transform into a hairy, murderous beast every full moon.

Extra Tidbit: Who would you want to see direct and/or star in a rebooted WOLFMAN? Or do you just say, why bother?
Source: Moviehole

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