Ryan Gosling and Derek Cianfrance are a match made in movie heaven. The two artists have seen great success during their last two collaborations, namely with “Blue Valentine” and “The Place Beyond the Pines.” It would appear as though they’d like to go for a third time around together as Deadline reports Derek Cianfrance has been tapped by Universal to director the upcoming “The Wolfman.”
Cianfrance hasn’t directed since 2016’s “The Light Between Oceans,” but he recently earned an Oscar nomination for co-penning the script for “Sound of Metal.” It looks like he’s ready to direct a feature film yet again, and it’s an intriguing choice to go with. Cianfrance is mainly known for helming small-budget, independent features. Undoubtedly, fans are ecstatic to see what he can do with a larger budget with one of his primary collaborators along for the ride.
Cianfrance spoke about his excitement to work on the project, telling Deadline, “Horror movies were my first love — my entry into what cinema was capable of narratively, psychologically and aesthetically. Coupled with the opportunity to collaborate with Ryan again, this is truly a dream come true. I’m thrilled and inspired to work with the good folks at Blumhouse and Universal to bring this monster back to life in our collective unconscious.”
This is one horror movie you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for.