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Benicio Del Toro Is 'The Wolf Man'

Speaking of wolves (See my previous post to catch up), Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro will also showcase his set of fangs and claws next year in a reimagining of the 1941 film titled, simply, The Wolf Man. That's him above in make-up, by the way.

The film is set in the late 1880s, maintaining the plotline of the original. Lawrence Talbot (Del Toro) was traumatized by his mother's death as a child. Following his brother's disappearance, Talbot hunts a murderer, which turns out to be a werewolf, and a curse is passed on, revealing a horrifying destiny for himself.

It's listed as a horror/thriller, and everything I've seen and heard so far about this excites me. Not only is the cast full of talented actors (Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving), the original screenplay was written by the same dude who wrote other dark thrillers like Seven and 8MM, Andrew Kevin Walker.

A trailer was screened at the Comic-Con Convention this weekend, but, to my knowledge, it hasn't shown up online anywhere... yet. But every review I've read from those who were present has been very enthusiastic.On the surface, the film feels appropriately atmospheric, and I can't wait to see some footage.

The film opens in April 2009, about a month before Hugh Jackman's Wolverine bio-pic. You can check out its website here: Wolf Man Movie.


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