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11/12/14 - Universal confirmed that Aaron Guzikowski will write the script for The Wolfman. Guzikowski is currently in production on season two of his TV series The Red Road for Sundance Channel that he created and executive produced and which stars Jason Momoa and Julianne Nicholson.  Source: Deadline.com

 

12/16/08 SCI FI Wire reported that makeup artist Rick Baker said he's not exactly sure why The Wolfman is delayed for more than half a year, but added that his work does pay homage to the original 1941 Universal Pictures Wolf Man, not Baker's other lycanthrope movie, An American Werewolf in London.  Baker said, "It was a troubled project from the start. The first director, Mark Romanek, left, and Joe Johnston took it over, but it looks real good. I saw how they set it in 19th-century England, and it looks spectacular."  The film stars Benicio Del Toro as Lawrence Talbot, who inherits his family's curse: turning into a werewolf when the moon is full. Baker faced a challenge crafting the makeup that would transform Del Toro into a wolfman.  But Baker managed. He used prosthetics and rubber masks to create the wolf face. Unlike the lycanthropes in An American Werewolf, though, Del Toro's Talbot doesn't undergo a complete body transformation. "In American Werewolf, I was turning the whole body of a man and transforming him into a wolf," Baker said. "This one is different, and harkens back to the classic Wolf Man played by Lon Chaney Jr. I'm not sure what they are going to do about the transformation; I heard they are going to do it in CG, and I think that is a mistake."  The Wolfman, originally slated to open in the spring, instead will debut in November 2009.

 

Anthony Hopkins stars in this film based on Universal Pictures' classic 1941 lycanthropy movie The Wolf Man.  Inspired by the classic film about the myth of a man whose curse transforms him into something less than human. Lawrence Talbot, a carefree Londoner, is lured back to his family estate after the disappearance of his brother. Reunited in crisis with his estranged father, Talbot sets out to find his brother, but discovers an even more horrifying destiny.  Expect this film in the Spring of 2009.

 

 

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