B-Movie Filmmaker Louis Morneau To Direct Universal's 'Werewolf'

by Kevin Jagernauth
July 7, 2011 7:25 AM
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A few weeks ago reports surfaced that despite the colossal clusterfuck that was “The Wolfman," Universal was pressing ahead with another stab at the monster movie genre. Instead of a sequel however, Michael Tabb has reportedly written a script that is being tossed around under the title of "Werewolf," and shares a link to George Waggner‘s 1941 film “The Wolf Man,” the granddaddy of them all. Well, a director has been chosen, and it seems as if Universal are giving up any pretense of making a good movie.

Moviehole reports that Louis Morneau has now landed into the director's chair for the film. Wait, who? Mourneau is the mastermind behind such quality flicks as "Carnosaur 2," "Solider Boyz," "The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting" and "Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead." Morneau hasn't directed anything since that "Joy Ride" sequel in 2008 and the choice is at first downright baffling. But once you consider that Universal wants someone who is a) desperate for work and b) will do everything he's told with no questions asked and c) knows how to create jump scares with no money, then it all falls into place. Also, that picture of Mourneau looking through the camera without his glasses speaks volumes.

Clearly, the studio is not ready to spend anything close to the money they dropped on "The Wolfman" and are taking very tentative steps back into the monster movie genre-- eager not to go through the sturm und drang they did a couple of years ago. Casting is set to begin soon, but don't hold your breath for any names you're gonna recognize.

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7 Comments

  • Kubrick | July 29, 2011 12:04 PMReply

    And what great work do you have? These snarky, childish, ignorant, ineptly written pieces of gossip? Really?? That's your oeuvre?

    I'm sure your parents are proud, numbskull.

    If you knew anything at all, you'd know that IN ORDER to focus, if you wear glasses, you must remove them and use the diopter, dipsh*t.

    And how are we to refer to you? "Internet movie blogger?"

    Three cheers.

  • Hal Jordan | July 8, 2011 4:01 AMReply

    "Um, you CAN focus a camera (still, video, film) without glasses if you wear ‘em… it’s called using the viewfinder’s DIOPTER, which is an adjustment ring for focus to the eye (as opposed to the focal plane of the lens (to subject). Your snarky comment is now moot. Move along."

    Also Morneau could be farsighted instead of nearsighted.

  • Mike | July 8, 2011 1:53 AMReply

    I haven't seen any of Morneau's films. I'd guess you haven't either, but that didn't stop you from snarking all over them.

    There are some very talented B-movie directors out there. A ton of money and name-brand actors didn’t help the Wolfman. Maybe hiring a guy who might take chances and inject some lowbrow energy into the film is the right move. Here's a crazy idea, let's wait and see before we rip it to shreds.

    But it’s much more fun to write a negative article, isn’t it?

  • bonzob | July 7, 2011 11:24 AMReply

    God I hate B-Movie filmmakers, like those losers who made Dementia 13, The Hand, Piranha, Piranha 2, Shivers, Duel, and The Evil Dead.

    Good thing no one ever gave those hacks a chance.

  • alan | July 7, 2011 9:47 AMReply

    do you guys know anything about making movies? have any of you ever attempted to make a movie? oh, wait. no, you haven't. keep watching and talking.

  • Xian | July 7, 2011 8:25 AMReply

    Um, you CAN focus a camera (still, video, film) without glasses if you wear 'em... it's called using the viewfinder's DIOPTER, which is an adjustment ring for focus to the eye (as opposed to the focal plane of the lens (to subject). Your snarky comment is now moot. Move along.

  • SoulHonky | July 7, 2011 7:57 AMReply

    Maybe they're hoping two negatives make a positive?

    But seriously, were the directors of the original Carnosaur not available?

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