The Wolfman Comes to Life in Second Trailer

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The Wolf Man (2010) Movie ImageThere have been several recent monster movies, such as Underworld and Van Helsing, that have been more ridiculous and benign, cast in an action mold. I don’t know if The Wolfman is going to fare any better (trailers can be deceiving), but they certainly have the atmosphere down: the dark, bent, surreal take on Victorian England, with a profusion of modern music and effects. I welcome a film that feels more grounded, about as grounded as a monster movie can be, and not over the top, with trite one-liners and cardboard cutouts for characters. You can watch the second released trailer on Apple’s official site or below. If the film comes out of its troubled production history unscathed, then it has certainly deserved it.

The Wolfman is based on the 1941 classic. The director is Joe Johnston, who got his start in Hollywood doing visual work for the Star Wars and Indiana Jones series and as a director has done aesthetically pleasing but perhaps unspectacular movies such as Jurassic Park III and Hidalgo (although I did quite enjoy The Rocketeer and Jumanji). Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, and Hugo Weaving star. The film is scheduled to be released on February 12th, 2010.

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  • J. James

    I saw this film on october 4th. at a test screening in Las Vegas and i was freakin’ blown away! They nailed the thing perfectly! Having been a fan of the 1941 classic, i feel i was one of only a few in the audience that was actually aware that this was a remake/re-imaging of the original. The CGI was so on point and the thing was gorey as all hell, maybe to its detriment. I enjoyed it ten-fold and it never came across as corny or cheesy, but i feel that most of the audience was caught of guard by the surprising level of bloodshed. The acting was brilliant headed by Benicios Del Torro who delivers arguably his best performance. His tranformation from man into wolf is probaly the greatest transformation ever shot on film! The atmosphere and scenary of the film is just WOW!! I just hope they don’t change this film or tone it down any for its official release in Feb. The feed back from the ignorant audience wasn’t as good as i thought it should have been. I hope the studio goes with its gut and releases that version i saw, because if it does, then we will all see the best remake of a horror film EVER!!

  • J. James

    I saw this film on october 4th. at a test screening in Las Vegas and i was freakin’ blown away! They nailed the thing perfectly! Having been a fan of the 1941 classic, i feel i was one of only a few in the audience that was actually aware that this was a remake/re-imaging of the original. The CGI was so on point and the thing was gorey as all hell, maybe to its detriment. I enjoyed it ten-fold and it never came across as corny or cheesy, but i feel that most of the audience was caught of guard by the surprising level of bloodshed. The acting was brilliant headed by Benicios Del Torro who delivers arguably his best performance. His tranformation from man into wolf is probaly the greatest transformation ever shot on film! The atmosphere and scenary of the film is just WOW!! I just hope they don’t change this film or tone it down any for its official release in Feb. The feed back from the ignorant audience wasn’t as good as i thought it should have been. I hope the studio goes with its gut and releases that version i saw, because if it does, then we will all see the best remake of a horror film EVER!!

  • M-Cat

    looks awesome!

    we’ll get a taste of what we can expect in Captain America because of Joe Johnston, the director of each movie.

  • M-Cat

    looks awesome!

    we’ll get a taste of what we can expect in Captain America because of Joe Johnston, the director of each movie.