As they slowly begin to build their new adaptions of a connected classic monster cinematic universe, Universal Pictures have someone new taking on writing chores for one of their stalwart creatures. News arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that Dave Callaham (Godzilla) is now on board to re-write The Wolf Man.
With Alex Kurtzman ( Star Trek Into Darkness) and Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious 6) overseeing the universe as its main producers, the effort to make a new Wolf Man movie began with Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) writing the first draft of the film, whose plot is a mystery beyond the expected basics of a man being attacked by a werewolf and turning into one himself. There were rumours that Dwayne Johnson (San Andreas) might be interested in the role, but that has yet to develop into anything concrete.
Long before that one hits, we will see The Mummy, which finds Tom Cruise (Edge Of Tomorrow) encountering Sofia Boutella's (Kingsman: The Secret Service) ancient, vengeful creature. That movie is due on 9 June next year. Callaham's credits also include new Amazon action comedy series Jean-Claude Van Johnson, which has recently been ordered to series by the company.