A new Wolfman film is in development at Universal with Ryan Gosling set to star in the upcoming monster film.
As we all know, Universal’s plans for its own cinematic universe with its classic monsters sadly crashed and burned with the 2017 film, The Mummy being panned by critics and flopping at the box office. It eventually prompted the studio to focus less on a larger scale universe and more on the individual films. The studio’s first effort was The Invisible Man which earned $122M worldwide on a $7M budget. Universal already has an Invisible Woman film in the works with Elizabeth Banks as well as a Dracula film in development with Blumhouse Productions. But now the studio is gearing up to add Wolfman to this roster with Ryan Gosling.
According to The Wrap, the studio is actively developing the film as a starring vehicle for Ryan Gosling. A script for the film has already been written by Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo based on Ryan Gosling’s original pitch. The studio is also said to be actively looking for a director for the film. However, it is currently unknown just how big of a priority the Ryan Gosling Wolfman film is at Universal.
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Here is the official synopsis for Universal’s last monster movie. 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