Universal had their panel today for The Wolfman and the studio had Rick Baker and surprise guests Benicio Del Toro and Emily Booth on hand. Here are the highlights from the panel courtesy ShockTillYouDrop.com:
- They showed the trailer, STYD calls it “INCREDIBLE”, “Beautiful”: Very much in keeping with the old school Universal classic monster aesthetic. This puppy looks rated-R! There’s no shortage of torn throats, biting and exposed entrails! The teaser trailer is thick with atmosphere featuring a silhouette of the Wolfman running through a misty forest. We don’t get any close-ups of the hirsute beast, but we get shots of his legs (think The Howling) and clawed hands. He runs with a hunch, hands at his side.
- Baker says that they haven’t filmed a transformation so it will likely be CGI. He added that the film fully embraces practical FX and the trailer is indicative of that.
Here’s /Film’s summary of the trailer:
The footage began with the Universal Logo. Cut to a guy walking through the woods. He comes across something, scared, he drops his lantern and runs away. Voice over states “25 years ago my father found him”.
“He was tore to pieces and half eaten. Whatever did it was big, had claws” Village people see something and run away. We see a bottom shot of the Wolfman transforming in the dark woods, just a little back light. People are chasing after him with guns. “and we couldn’t kill it.” Shots of someone casting silver bullets. “He only came out during a full moon from then on.”
Lawrence Talbot, played by Benicio Del Toro returns home to his father Sir John, played by Anthony Hopkins. “Hello father…” A lot of quick cuts. Title credits showing Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving’s characters. Blunt runs away from a house on fire. Someone gets pulled into a pit by the wolf man and is torn apart, blood spraying everywhere. Del Toro finds himself in ripped and bloodied clothes. Hopkins says to him, “You’ve done terrible things… Be strong.” Another bunch of quick cuts, the Wolfman throws someone through a window. A bunch of footage of The Wolfman running around. “I am what they say I am, I’m a monster.” And the trailer ended with Weaving declaring “God Help Us!