Leigh Whannell May Continue His Reign As King Of The New Universal Monsters

For almost a decade now we’ve been talking about Universal rebooting their classic monsters – there have been starts and stops – more than a few stinkers (Dark Universe, anyone) but that all came to an abrupt end when Leigh Whannell brought his fresh take to The Invisible Man – and suddenly, a reboot of the classic monsters seemed viable once again.

A few weeks back it was announced that Ryan Gosling would be leading the retelling of The Wolfman – which was good news indeed – but tonight we can confirm that Leigh Whannell may return to the universe as he is in talks to helm The Wolfman!

Whannell has built himself a solid resume in the genre and personally – I think this is pretty much the best news we could hope for – let him direct the entire Universal Monster catalog as far as I’m concerned.

Hopefully, we’ll get confirmation soon that he’s signed on the dotted line and production is gearing up but for now – we can rest easy knowing that this new Monster Universe appears to be heading in the right direction.

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel, Horrornews.net, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.