Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Wolf Man cometh

Back in January there was a lot of buzz going around the net about what was happening with The Wolf Man remake. Universal has pledged to remake a number of their classic movie monster icons, and while I think fans are in favor of new adaptations, it would be criminal to totally fuck up something as beloved as Dracula or The Mummy. The Wolf Man has been in development with the very talented Benicio del Toro set to star, since 2006. But actual work has really only hit its stride this year. In January a scuffle ensued after director Mark Romanek, who is honestly better known for his music videos than feature films, decided to leave the film over creative differences. The directors chair was a tempting offer and a number of potentials came into focus. Notably, fanboy despised Brett Ratner briefly looked like he was in the prime spot, but eventually the studio settled on Joe Johnson, the director who brought us Jurassic Park III, and Jumanji.

Shooting began at the beginning of the month and already phtotos have started to leak out, perhaps to quell the tide of bad cell phone pics Universal has decided to release a few glossy pics of The Wolfman in all his glory. Care of Comingsoon check out these great first pics of Benicio in full make up.

Pretty awesome eh? Apparently the make up takes about three hours to put on, and one to take off. The Wolf Man is set for release on February 13th, 2009.

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