Per Variety, Universal has been meeting with potential directors for the project and a decision could be made soon. Variety goes on to say that one of the filmmakers in contention for the job is Cory Finley, who recently directed HBO’s Bad Education starring Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney.
It’s important to note that while Gosling originally pitched the idea for this new Wolfman tale, he has not officially closed a deal with the studio. At present, Gosling’s next role will be in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s adaption of Martian author Andy Weir’s upcoming novel, which is due for publication in Spring 2021.
Universal’s first attempt at launching its very own Monsterverse (dubbed “The Dark Universe”) did not go according to plan after 2017’s The Mummy starring Tom Cruise failed to make a lasting impact at the box office. However, the studio has recently found success with The Invisible Man starring Elizabeth Moss, which earned an impressive $98.3 million on a budget of only $7 million.
For more on Universal’s upcoming monsters movies, there’s a new Dracula film that will be directed by Destroyer’s Karyn Kusama, and find out what Brendan Fraser had to say about the possibility of returning for another Mummy movie.
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