'The Wolfman' franchise to be re-launched

Universal Studios is hoping to re-launch 'The Wolfman' franchise after the 2010 film starring Benicio Del Toro failed to make a splash in the domestic box office.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 14, 2014, 12:12 PM IST
'The Wolfman' franchise to be re-launched

Los Angeles: Universal Studios is hoping to re-launch 'The Wolfman' franchise after the 2010 film starring Benicio Del Toro failed to make a splash in the domestic box office.

Besides that, the studio has hired heavyweight writers to reboot its other classic monster movies, reported Ace Showbiz. The original 'Wolf Man', dated 1941, was one of the most popular horror stories ever told.

The 2010 remake was plagued in its production and grossed only USD 61 million in the US. Aaron Guzikowski who wrote 'Prisoners' has been put in charge to write a new take on the classic tale that hopefully will launch a new franchise and interweave with other monsters' stories.

'Fargo' creator Noah Hawley and 'Men in Black' scribe Ed Salomon are also attached to the project but in unknown posts. However, the 'Wolfman' reboot is still a long way to go as Universal preps 'The Mummy' reboot as the movie to kick off the monster universe.

Alex Kurtzman is set to direct with the plan to release it in theatres on June 24, 2016. Other monster movies will revolve around Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Invisible Man, and Van Helsing.