Blumhouse and Universal’s ‘Wolf Man’ Release Pushed to January 2025

Universal Pictures is shifting its wide release of Blumhouse’s “Wolf Man” from Oct. 25, 2024 to Jan. 17, 2025.

“Wolf Man” is billed as a blood-chilling reimagining of the classic Universal monster pic. The film is directed by Leigh Whannell, who wrote the script with Corbett Tuck, Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo (“Dumb Money”). Golden Globe nominee Christopher Abbott (“Poor Things,” “Catch-22,” “It Comes at Night”) stars as a man whose family is being terrorized by a lethal predator.

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The film will reunite Abbott with co-star Julia Garner, with whom she starred in 2011’s “Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene,” her first professional acting role.

Whannell’s previous films with Blumhouse include “Invisible Man,” “Upgrade” and “Insidious: Chapter 3.” “Wolf Man” is produced by Blumhouse founder and CEO Jason Blum and is executive produced by Ryan Gosling, Ken Kao, Bea Sequeira, Mel Turner and Whannell. It is a Blumhouse and Motel Movies production.

Universal has also unset Blumhouse’s other picture “The Woman in the Yard,” which was previously dated for Jan. 10, 2025. It will be re-dated for a later date.

While plot details are still under wraps, the film will star BAFTA and SAG nominee Danielle Deadwyler (“Till,” “The Harder They Fall,” “Station Eleven”).

“The Woman in the Yard” is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (“Black Adam,” “Jungle Cruise”), who recently directed Deadwyler on the upcoming action thriller “Carry On.” The film is written by first-time feature screenwriter Sam Stefanak.

The film is produced by Jason Blum, along with Emmy nominated filmmaker Stephanie Allain (“The Exorcist: Believer,” “Hustle & Flow”). It is executive produced by Deadwyler, Collet-Serra, Gabrielle Ebron, Scott Greenberg and James Moran.

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