The Making of The Wolfman

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wolfman-trailerA few days ago Variety reported (you kind of have to mine for it in the article) that veteran editors Mark Goldblatt and Walter Murch were being brought in to recut The Wolfman, even though the release date is only a few months away, on February 12, 2010. This could be a very bad thing for the film, culminating in what has already been a tumultuous creation process, but it could be a good thing. Films can often be made in the editing room, and both editors have had extensive experience. Goldblatt has edited such films as Terminator 2 and Pearl Harbor, while Murch worked on The English Patient and Cold Mountain, winning an Oscar for sound editing in Apocalypse Now.

The point is, I hope that the film has a chance to succeed because it still looks very cool. The featurette below has some behind the scenes footage and interviews, which increases my excitement for the film. Benicio del Toro still sounds like he doesn’t know where he is, but the other actors sound pretty lucid, so maybe there’s some hope for the film yet.

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  • j-james

    Saw a test screening of it back in early Oct. It blew my fucking mind! The visuals are just flatout insane, the gore is a plenty, and the acting is super strong. Hopkins is classic hopkins and Del Torro turns in probaly one of his best roles. It just delivered! easily one of the most visualy stunning films in the last decade. The tone is perfect and it stays true to what it is, which is a movie about a man who turns into a wolf and terrorizes. Having seen the original classic, i feel very strong in my opinion that the updated one does it justice very well. my only nit-pick is if they can tweak the pacing of the last 30 mins and make it flow just a little better, then this will be one of the best films of its genre in recent memory! I just hope that they don’t drasticly change anything about the film. My fear is they will try and tone down the gore, because the film surprised me with how gorey and graphic it truely was, i hope they don’t though. It has one of the, if not the best transformation scenes ever! If it goes unchanged to the masses then buckle up!!

  • j-james

    Saw a test screening of it back in early Oct. It blew my fucking mind! The visuals are just flatout insane, the gore is a plenty, and the acting is super strong. Hopkins is classic hopkins and Del Torro turns in probaly one of his best roles. It just delivered! easily one of the most visualy stunning films in the last decade. The tone is perfect and it stays true to what it is, which is a movie about a man who turns into a wolf and terrorizes. Having seen the original classic, i feel very strong in my opinion that the updated one does it justice very well. my only nit-pick is if they can tweak the pacing of the last 30 mins and make it flow just a little better, then this will be one of the best films of its genre in recent memory! I just hope that they don’t drasticly change anything about the film. My fear is they will try and tone down the gore, because the film surprised me with how gorey and graphic it truely was, i hope they don’t though. It has one of the, if not the best transformation scenes ever! If it goes unchanged to the masses then buckle up!!

  • j-james

    Saw a test screening of it back in early Oct. It blew my fucking mind! The visuals are just flatout insane, the gore is a plenty, and the acting is super strong. Hopkins is classic hopkins and Del Torro turns in probaly one of his best roles. It just delivered! easily one of the most visualy stunning films in the last decade. The tone is perfect and it stays true to what it is, which is a movie about a man who turns into a wolf and terrorizes. Having seen the original classic, i feel very strong in my opinion that the updated one does it justice very well. my only nit-pick is if they can tweak the pacing of the last 30 mins and make it flow just a little better, then this will be one of the best films of its genre in recent memory! I just hope that they don’t drasticly change anything about the film. My fear is they will try and tone down the gore, because the film surprised me with how gorey and graphic it truely was, i hope they don’t though. It has one of the, if not the best transformation scenes ever! If it goes unchanged to the masses then buckle up!!