Universal Pictures and Blumhouse have set their upcoming film Wolf Man for an October 25, 2024 release date, giving the production a fairly quick timeline. Wolf Man is being directed by Invisible Man’s Leigh Whannell, a clear collaboration between the filmmaker and Universal with new takes on classic Universal Monsters.
The release date isn’t the only news for the film however — the starring role was initially set to be played by Ryan Gosling and has now shifted shapes and will feature Christopher Abbott instead, though it is noted Gosling will still be credited as an executive producer on the project.
Though plot details are being kept in the dark on the upcoming film, it never hurts to look at what the classics have done, in this case, 1941’s The Wolf Man. When Larry Talbot returns to Wales to reunite with his family following the death of his brother, things take a supernatural turn when he kills a werewolf with a silver cane purchased at an antique shop, therefore becoming a werewolf himself.
2024’s release will have Jason Blum producing the film with Ken Kao, Bea Sequeira, Mel Turner, Whannell, and Gosling executive producing.
This news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.