Director Mark Romanek has exited the highly anticipated Universal Pictures remake of the horror classic, The Wolf Man.

According to Variety, Romanek left the project due to creative differences, at this time it is unknown exactly what the creative differences were.

Universal is now on the lookout to replace Romanek and will continue the project as scheduled. Universal has just signed Emily Blunt to play the female lead and Anthony Hopkins will remain on board in a lead role, as well as Benicio Del Toro who is still prepared to play role of the werewolf.

The Wolf Man is still scheduled to be released on February 18th 2009.