Universal to Unleash ‘Wolf Man’ for Halloween 2024

Following the success of 2020’s The Invisible Man, Universal Pictures is reteaming with Blumhouse for another resurrection of one of its classic monsters, with The Invisible Man‘s Leigh Whannell directing Wolf Man, now set to howl into theaters for Halloween 2024.

Christopher Abbott (currently on screens in the Frankenstein-inspired Poor Things) has been cast to play the titular character in Wolf Man, as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

According to the report, the story will focus “on a man whose family is being terrorized by a lethal predator.”

Leigh Whannell directs from a script he co-wrote with Corbett Tuck, as well as Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo.

Jason Blum is producing the film.

The project was first announced back in 2020.

Universal Pictures will unleash Wolf Man in theaters on October 25, 2024.

Universal’s original film featuring Lawrence “Larry” Talbot, who is bitten by a creature of folklore and then turns into a werewolf, was 1941’s The Wolf Man starring the great Lon Chaney Jr. (pictured above), who reprised the role in (the first ever “shared universe” movie) Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), House of Frankenstein (1944), House of Dracula (1945), and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). Most recently, director Joe Johnston gave us an excellent remake with 2010’s (Best Makeup Oscar Winner) The Wolfman. starring Benicio Del Toro.

Universal’s first werewolf film was actually Werewolf of London, starring Henry Hull, released in 1935.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.