Months after Universal successfully relaunched its monster universe with Elisabeth Moss’s The Invisible Man, the studio is pushing ahead for Wolfman — which is being developed as a starring vehicle for Ryan Gosling — to be the next movie based on its catalog of iconic creatures.
Sources said that executives at Universal have been meeting with directors over the past month and could be making a decision soon on who will take the reins behind the camera. While there is no frontrunner at the time, Cory Finley, who recently received rave reviews for directing HBO’s drama Bad Education with Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney, is said to be in the mix for the job.
Universal and CAA had no comment.
It’s unknown what the new take on Wolfman will look like, though it is believed to be set in present times and in the vein of Jake Gyllenhaal’s thriller Nightcrawler, with an obvious supernatural twist.