It looks like Blumhouse and Universal Pictures has found the director for their upcoming Wolfman reboot starring Canadian actor Ryan Gosling (Blade Runner 2049).
Deadline reports that Leigh Whannell has been tapped and is currently negotiating to direct.
Leigh gave Universal their post-Dark Universe hit with Universal Monsters character The Invisible Man, the modern remake of the H.G. Wells story. That success likely is behind the reason why Universal/Blumhouse wanted him to tackle another iconic monster like the wolfman.
Whannell wrote the treatment with Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo tackling the script.
There had been some previous comparisons to thriller Nightcrawler and will have a modern setting.
When filming is expected to begin is a little unclear.