Universal Pictures has just signed Joe Johnston to direct the abandoned Mark Romanek horror remake The Wolf Man. According to Variety, Johnston signed with Universal late Sunday night to keep the highly anticipated thriller on course.

Benicio Del Toro will play the title character and Anthony Hopkins will play the title character's father. The budget for the highly anticipated The Wolf Man is estimated to be in the range of one hundred million dollars.

Production for The Wolf Man is scheduled to start in March.