The last werewolf pic at Universal, 2010’s The Wolfman, had Benicio del Toro in the title role starring alongside Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, and Hugo Weaving. It follows Lawrence Talbot, who, while returning to his homeland, is afflicted by an ancient curse when he is bitten by a werewolf.
A director for this latest take has yet to be named.
Universal forthcoming monster movie canon includes Elizabeth Banks’ Invisible Woman, which comes after Elisabeth Moss’ successful turn in The Invisible Man, Paul Feig’s Dark Army, Dexter Fletcher’s Renfield, and Karyn Kusama’s Dracula.
Variety was first to report this news.