From: Bloody-Disgusting - by MrDisgusting
Universal showed how much they believe believe in their recently relaunched The Wolfman franchise by developing a direct-to-disc sequel/redo that will not only drop the Wolfman title, but also has a horrible director attached at the helm.
Our very good friends at Moviehole broke the news this early morning that Uni has renamed Wolfman to a super lame and cheesy Werewolf, and has attached Louis Morneau to direct.
Morneau's impressive (pure sarcasm) credits include Joy Ride 2 : Dead Ahead, The Hitcher II : I've Been Waiting, Bats with Lou Diamond Phillips, and Retroactive with Jim Belushi.
This new film – penned by Michael Tabb - will share a link to the original George Waggner film (from 1941) rather than Joe Johnston’s ill-fated 2009 remake starring Benicio del Toro.
The original 1941 film, starring Lon Chaney in the title role, told of a a practical man who returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.
I say why make another remake or "retool" of it when they just did one last year that wasn't too good.
Way to kill the Universal Monsters, Universal.
You can't remake or retool classics, that's why they are classics.