Leigh Whannell To Direct Ryan Gosling In Blumhouse’s ‘Wolfman’ Reboot

After the huge box office success of The Invisible Man, we probably should’ve expected a quick reunion between Blumhouse and director Leigh Whannell.  Now Whannell will have a chance to reinvent another classic Universal monster, the Wolfman.

Whannell will direct Blumhouse’s Wolfman reboot, which we know will star Ryan Gosling as the feral lupine. This partnership between Whannell and Blumhouse actually extends beyond The Invisible Man, as the studio was also behind his underrated film, Upgrade.

Deadline adds that Whannell will be involved in a new story treatment for Wolfman based on the classic 1941 movie. The actual screenplay will be written by Orange is the New Black duo Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo.

It’ll be up to Whannell to do much like what he did for The Invisible Man, which is to make it meaningful for today.

Travis Hopson
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