Universal Pictures pushes back release of ‘The Wolf Man’ yet again

Universal Pictures is once again pushing back the release date of its big-budget monster movie “The Wolf Man,” now to Feb. 12, some three months after the studio last planned to debut the remake directed by Joe Johnston and staring Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt and Anthony Hopkins.

This is the fourth release date for the picture, which has had a rocky history with extensive re-shoots earlier this year and a switch of directors early on in the project when Mark Romanek left over budgetary issues.

The first release date for the picture, which cost about $112 million, was Feb. 9, 2009. Universal then pushed it back to April 3, and then again to Nov. 6….

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Emily Blunt dances Into “Bureau”

Emily Blunt will star opposite Matt Damon in “The Adjustment Bureau,” a sci-fi love story.

George Nolfi is directing the Universal Pictures project. The story, which Nolfi adapted from a Philip K. Dick short story, follows an on-the-rise congressman (Damon) who meets a beautiful ballet dancer only to discover that strange circumstances keep them apart.

Blunt will play the dancer.

Blunt, whose screen credits include “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Dan in Real Life” and “Charlie Wilson’s War,” will appear later this year in “The Wolf Man,” which is scheduled for a November 6 release. She is shooting “Gulliver’s Travels” with Jack Black in the U.K.

Source: Reuters