Universal Pictures has revealed the first teaser trailer and a slew of new photos for The Wolfman, a remake of the classic 1941 film originally starring Lon Chaney Jr..
The remake stars Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving and Art Malik. Director Joe Johnston helmed the production from a screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker and David Self.
To check out the first teaser trailer, here!
Plot Concept: Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, “The Wolfman” brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins. Oscar® winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (Oscar® winner Anthony Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother… and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself.
Lawrence Talbot’s childhood ended the night his mother died. After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor, he spent decades recovering and trying to forget. But when his brother’s fiancée, Gwen Conliffe (Emily Blunt), tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns home to join the search. He learns that something with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing the villagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline (Hugo Weaving) has come to investigate.
As he pieces together the gory puzzle, he hears of an ancient curse that turns the afflicted into werewolves when the moon is full. Now, if he has any chance at ending the slaughter and protecting the woman he has grown to love, Talbot must destroy the vicious creature in the woods surrounding Blackmoor. But as he hunts for the nightmarish beast, a simple man with a tortured past will uncover a primal side to himself… one he never imagined existed.
The Wolfman will hit theaters February 12, 2010.
I have been a huge monster movie fan pretty much my entire life, so I am beyond excited to see such a classic being re-made. I love Benicio Del Toro for the lead role, he is the perfect wolf-man!
Will you watch this movie?
Do you think Del Toro is a good choice as the Wolf-man?