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As I reported earlier, the studio behind Wolf Man had a few candidates in mind to replace departing director Mark Romanek. They’ve reached a decision, and their choice is… Joe Johnston.
Who? Exactly. Johnston was the auteur behind such modern classics as Hidalgo, Jurassic Park III, and October Sky. I haven’t seen any of those movies, but I’m pretty sure they suck. They’re similar to your mother in that regard.
The cast for the $100 million picture (Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt) is reportedly still in place, but who knows how that’ll turn out. Benicio hasn’t worked with a director this shitty since the mid 90s.
According to IMDB, Johnston got his start working as a storyboard artist for George Lucas, who later got him into USC Film School and paid his tuition. As for myself, my career hit a rough patch right around the time I got caught stirring the boss’ coffee with my dick. It was worth it.