The Wolfman is a movie that has been coming for a long time now. It has suffered through many delays and re-shoots thus far, which is never ever a good sign for a movie. Aside from some footage that was shown over a year ago at Comic Con (which was loved by most), we had not seen anything yet…until now. The official trailer has been released by Yahoo! Movies, and can be seen below.
The movie is a remake of the classic 1941 monster classic by George Waggner that starred Lon Chaney Jr. and Bela Lugosi. It’s directed by Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park 2&3, The First Avenger: Captain America) and stars Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, and Hugo Weaving.
The Wolf Man tells the story of Lawrence Talbot (del Toro), who reunites with his estranged father (Hopkins) when his brother disappears mysteriously. While there to find his brother, people start dying a horrible death, and when Talbot discovers that a werewolf is responsible, it’s not long before his life is horribly changed forever.
Click on over to the other side to see the trailer, and head over to Yahoo! to see a bunch of great new images.
This project has been one I’ve been dying to see for a while now. As you’ll see, it looks like a dark and really beautiful adaptation of one of the legendary monster movies of old. Of all the terrible remakes and re-imaginings that are made, if done right, these monster movies of the ’30s and ’40s could have brilliant modernized versions made, and this looks like a great example of that.
The Wolf Man will be released on February 12th, 2010.
Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins. Oscar® winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (Oscar® winner Anthony Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother…and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself.
As he pieces together the gory puzzle, he hears of an ancient curse that turns the afflicted into werewolves when the moon is full. Now, if he has any chance at ending the slaughter and protecting the woman he has grown to love, Talbot must destroy the vicious creature in the woods surrounding Blackmoor. But as he hunts for the nightmarish beast, a simple man with a tortured past will uncover a primal side to himself”¦one he never imagined existed.
Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park III) directs The Wolfman, and six-time Oscar®-winning special effects artist Rick Baker brings his design and makeup talents to transform Del Toro into the fearsome title character.