‘Wolfman’ Reboot Wrangles Straight-to-Video Director

Louis Morneau, director of The Hitcher 2: I've Been Waiting, to tackle the newly retitled Werewolf.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

We're still just plain weirded out that Universal is rebooting The Wolfman already. Well, maybe it's not a big deal after all. Universal seems to be moving away from making The Wolfman reboot, now titled simply Werewolf, into a major event. At least, that's how it appears now that MovieHole reports that they've hired director Louis Morneau to helm the project.

Who, you ask, is Louis Morneau? He's directed such movies as Joyride 2: Dead Ahead, The Hitcher 2: I've Been Waiting and Retroactive with Jim Belushi. What do all these movies have in common? They went Straight-to-Video. Hmm… Interesting development.

The question is whether Werewolf is now intended to be a Straight-to-Video effort or if Louis Morneau is getting his first big theatrical break since Bats, with Lou Diamond Phillips, which had an unceremonious run in theaters way back in 1999. To be honest, the only movie we've seen directed by Morneau, The Hitcher 2, is actually a damned good movie. Tensely directed, surprisingly well acted, and generally very effective. It seems like he might have earned his trip back to the majors… but is that what this is?

CRAVE Online will return with more Werewolf news after our electrolysis appointment.