Date: 5th February 2008

'New director' for The Wolf Man

Director Joe Johnston is to take over the helm of horror remake The Wolf Man, about a man who becomes a werewolf.

Original director Mark Romanek left the film last month - just weeks before filming was due to start.

A spokesman for Universal said Johnston, 57, who directed 2004's Hidalgo, will be confirmed as replacement director this week.

The film stars Benicio del Toro, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt.

Source: Press Release