Word out of Variety this weekend is that Star Wars-alum Joe Johnston has been picked to replace Mark Romanek as director of the forthcoming Wolfman, slated for a 2009 release from Universal. Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt will star.
Star Wars fans should know Johnston as one of the key concept designers for the original Star Wars trilogy, serving as Visual Effects Art Director at Industrial Light & Magic for the three films and other classics such as Raiders of the Lost Ark. Among his often cited Star Wars creds is the development of Boba Fett. Lesser known, for some reason, is his Adventures of Teebo storybook.
He’s also directed Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Jumanji, Hidalgo, October Skies, and the Princeton episode of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones.
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