Benicio Del Toro Is The Wolfman

With Mark Romanek directing

With TV to movie remakes reaching criticial mass, it seems that Hollywood's bean counters are now moving on the the Universal monsters of old, with the news that a remake of The Wolfman is coming.

Hugely talented and stylish music video director Mark Romanek, who made his feature debut with the creepy Robin Williams drama One Hour Photo, is to howl new life into the hairy beast. And he's chosen Benicio Del Toro as his half man/half throw rug. An excellent choice, if we may say. Se7en's Andrew Kevin Walker will write the script. A perfect team we think.

The update will surprisingly stick to the 1940s period setting of the original, with a man returning to England from the US after being bitten by a wolf and finds him having to shave far more often and in far more places.