On the heels of the success of Blumhouse recent reboot of The Invisible Man, Universal is pushing ahead for reboot of The Wolfman with Ryan Gosling.
Based on an original pitch by Gosling, it’s rumored to be set in present times and in the vein of Jake Gyllenhaal’s (Nightcrawler) with a supernatural twist. Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo (Orange is the New Black) will pen the script.
Universal has been meeting with directors over the past month and could be making a decision soon. Cory Finley (Bad Education) is in the mix for the job.
An exact production start date is still up in the air.
Meanwhile, Nightcrawler centers on Los Angeles denizen Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) who survives by scavenging and petty theft. He stumbles into a new career as a cameraman and begins nocturnal forays across the city in search of shocking and grisly crimes. When he catches the eye of a shopworn news director (Rene Russo) who welcomes the chance to raise her station’s ratings, Louis goes to increasingly greater lengths to catch the “money shot.”
Rated R for violence including graphic images, and for language, the film sports a 95% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Restless, visually sleek, and powered by a lithe star performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler offers dark, thought-provoking thrills.