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The Wolfman Delay Confirmed December 9, 2008 8:38 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, The Wolfman.
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thewolfman-112108Fangoria has received confirmation from Univeral Pictures that The Wolfman has been moved out of its original release date (April 3, 2009) to November 6, 2009.  The site had originally reported that the film was on the move a little under three weeks ago.

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Danny Elfman to Score “The Wolfman” August 25, 2008 2:28 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, The Wolfman.
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AICN is reporting that Danny Elfman will be scoring Universal Pictures remake of The Wolfman.  Elfman’s latest film work includes 2007’s Meet the Robinson’s, Spider-Man 3 and The Simpsons Movie.

Synopsis
Universal Studios resurrects the classic lycanthrope with this tale of an American who experiences an unsettling transformation after returning to his ancestral home in Victorian-era Great Britain and being attacked by a rampaging werewolf. His brother having recently vanished without a trace, haunted nobleman Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del Toro) returns to his family estate to investigate. What he discovers upon reuniting with his estranged father (Anthony Hopkins), however, is a destiny far darker than his blackest nightmares. As a young boy, the untimely death of his mother caused Talbot to grow up before his time. Though Talbot would attempt to bury his pain in the past by leaving the quiet Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor behind, the past returns with a vengeance when his brother’s fiancée, Gwen Conliffe (Emily Blunt), convinces him to return home and aid the search for his missing brother. But something monstrous has been stalking the residents of Blackmoor from the nighttime shadows, something not quite human. Not even recently arrived Scotland Yard inspector Aberline (Hugo Weaving) can dream up a rational explanation for the gruesome spell that has been cast over Blackmoor, yet rumors of an ancient curse persist to this very day. According to legend, the afflicted will experience a horrific transformation by the light of the full moon, their animal rage becoming far too powerful for their human bodies to contain. Now, the woman Talbot loves is in mortal danger, and in order to protect her he must venture into the moonlit woods and destroy the beast before it destroys her. But this isn’t your typical hunt, because before the beast can be slain, a simple man will uncover a primal side of himself that he never knew existed. Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker pens a film directed by Joe Johnston and featuring creature effects by special-effects makeup legend Rick Baker.

The Wolfman hits theaters on April 3, 2009.

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“Race to Witch Mountain” Teaser Page Online + “Friday the 13th” and “The Wolfman” July 30, 2008 9:41 pm

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Walt Disney Pictures has launched the official teaser page for Race to Witch Mountain (March 13, 2009) which includes the movie’s logo (as seen above–click to enlarge).  Additionally, the teaser pages for Friday the 13th (here) and The Wolfman (here) are also online.

Comic-Con 2008: “The Wolfman Trailer” Footage + Rick Baker Interview July 30, 2008 9:31 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Comic-Con, Comic-Con 2008, Movies, The Wolfman.
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Footage of the trailer that was shown at Universal’s panel on The Wolfman has been leaked online.  Check it out below.

Also, ShockTillYouDrop.com has put up an interview with special makeup effects guru Rick Baker.  Read it at this link.

Comic-Con 2008: “The Wolfman” Panel July 25, 2008 10:59 pm

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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!

“The Wolfman” Site Goes Live + New Photo July 24, 2008 10:07 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, The Wolfman, Websites.
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Universal has opened up the official site for their 2009 horror film The Wolfman.  Check it out at TheWolfmanMovie.com.  There’s also a new photo released from the movie (teased at the right).  Check it out after the jump.

Synopsis
Universal Studios resurrects the classic lycanthrope with this tale of an American who experiences an unsettling transformation after returning to his ancestral home in Victorian-era Great Britain and being attacked by a rampaging werewolf. Benicio Del Toro stars as the unfortunate bite victim in a film penned by Sleepy Hollow scribe Andrew Kevin Walker, with Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, and Hugo Weaving co-starring and makeup maestro Rick Baker providing the physical effects. Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park III) picked up the directing duties after music video veteran Mark Romanek famously quit the production weeks before shooting was scheduled to begin.

The Wolfman hits theaters on April 3, 2009.

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Hugo Weaving Cast in “The Wolfman” February 22, 2008 5:47 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Casting, Movies, News, The Wolfman.
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Hugo Weaving has been cast to play a detective in Joe Johnston’s upcoming remake The Wolfman, Variety reports.

Johnston to Direct ‘Wolfman’ February 4, 2008 4:00 pm

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After an exit from original director Mark Romanek from the Universal project The Wolfman, Universal has settled on Joe Johnston to direct the film.

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