Romanek Departs Wolfman Project

Director Mark Romanek has dropped out of Universal Pictures remake of “The Wolfman” reports the trades.

Benicio Del Toro has long been attached to play the werewolf, whilst Emily Blunt and Anthony Hopkins were more recently hired to play the other leads in the film.

Romanek left the project late Monday night over creative differences, but Universal indicates that the project is in strong shape and expects to set another director quickly.

Originally slated to begin filming on February 18th, it’s expected there might be a short delay. A February 13th 2009 release date however remains locked.