Speculation was raging yesterday as to whether or not Cloverfield director Matt Reeves was in the running to take over the directorial reigns (from Mark Romanek) on The Wolf Man—assuming he had the time to fit the project into his busy Cloverfield-sequel, Invisible Woman-packed schedule! Well today, Variety.com is reporting some official news that may put the Wolf Man rumors to rest.
The Matt Reeves/JJ Abrams duo have paired up again and struck a deal with GreenStreetFilms, pitting Reeves as director and Abrams as producer on The Invisible Woman, a Hitchcockian thriller—written by Reeves himself—about a former beauty queen who protects her family by turning to a life of crime. Reeves will also join Abrams in producing along with John Penotti, Fisher Stevens (Interview here) and Tim Williams.
The pair has also been in early discussions with Paramount for a Cloverfield sequel, on which they would assume their director-producer roles. According to Variety.com, Reeves and Abrams will first revisit that colossal monster for a sequel, and turn Invisible afterward.