The Invisible Man director Leigh Whannell is in talks to direct Ryan Gosling’s upcoming Wolfman film at Universal.
Back in 2017, Universal took its own shot at a shared Cinematic Universe by reviving the Classic Universal Movie Monsters. Sadly these efforts crashed and burned thanks to the proposed franchise’s first film, 2017’s The Mummy, bombing at the box office and being utterly savaged by critics. Universal then opted to rework its plans by focusing on the individual films which started with Leigh Whannell’s latest film, The Invisible Man.
The Invisible Man ultimately a massive box-office hit, earning over$122M worldwide on a $7M budget. Not long after, it was announced that the production company behind the film, Blumhouse Productions would be tackling a Dracula film. In addition, it was learned earlier this summer that Ryan Gosling was working with Universal to develop a Wolfman film. But now it seems that Universal wants Leigh Whannell to take on this project as well.
According to The Wrap, Leigh Whannell is in talks to direct the upcoming Wolfman film with Blumhouse Productions set to produce as well. The Invisible Man director will also write a full treatment for the film with Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo set to write the film. The plot details on the upcoming film are currently unknown.
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Here is the official synopsis for Leigh Whannell latest film, The Invisible Man:
What you can’t see can hurt you.
“Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”) stars in a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character.
“Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid).
“But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
Written and directed by Leigh Whannell, The Invisible Man stars Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Oliver Jackson-Cohen. Leigh Whannell will also co-produce the film alongside Jason Blum, who is producing the reboot under his Blumhouse Productions banner.
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Source: The Wrap