These days, remakes and reboots are everywhere, especially in the horror genre. Universal Studios has already begun remaking all of their classic monsters films including The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Wolf Man, which will all exist in their new shared universe which began with Dracula Untold. Each film will star some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and Russell Crowe.
Reports have now come that Universal is already eyeing a star for their Wolf Man reboot, scheduled to debut in theaters on March 30, 2018. They have set their sites on none-other than Hollywood all-star Dewayne “The Rock” Johnson to play the lead in the film. It’s still up-in-the-air if they’ll be able to sign Johnson, he’s a busy man with nine projects currently in the works. But I could definitely see him playing a werewolf.
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The Wolf Man debuted in 1941. The black-and-white classic stars horror legends Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains and Ralph Bellamy, among others. The film centers on a man returning to his homeland. He is attacked by a creature of folk lore and is infected with a horrific disease, turning him into a werewolf.
We’ll keep you posted as the story continues to develop. What do you think about Johnson playing the Wolf Man?