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Benicio Del Toro Is The Wolfman
With Mark Romanek directing

08 February 2007  |  Written by   

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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.

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RE: the new lon chaney
I've been saying this for years...just look at the guy... More

Posted by Cuchulainn at 11:06 on 13 February 2007 | Report This Post

RE: the new lon chaney
Interesting casting, won't be as good as Oliver Reed was in Curse of the werewolf. More

Posted by Monkeyshaver at 11:03 on 13 February 2007 | Report This Post

the new lon chaney
looking forward to the new version of the wolfman with benito del toro. he has the right look for the part. he is also a fine actor so the movie should have a better chance of becoming a modern classic. even though i love the old movie version with lon chaney who gave a exellent performance as lawrence talbot giving the charecter just the right ammount of pathos without going over the top. The make-up exellent too for its time. Thank got he didnt turn into a wolf alltogether and star running aro More

Posted by anthony liston at 11:36 on 12 February 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Benicio Del Toro Is The Wolfman
It's the part he was born to play baby! More

Posted by Maria Noir at 21:56 on 11 February 2007 | Report This Post

the wolfman

Posted by speilberg360 at 17:35 on 10 February 2007 | Report This Post

that's the top of my long-term hotlist right there. More

Posted by billythehick at 01:20 on 10 February 2007 | Report This Post

Funny but a bit fatter and he would look not unlike Lon Chaney Jr More

Posted by FANBOY HOLOCAUST at 23:13 on 09 February 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Benicio Del Toro Is The Wolfman
You can trust him he's a doctor (fans of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas i hope you get this) More

Posted by matthewforan at 21:50 on 09 February 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Benicio Del Toro Is The Wolfman

Posted by The Waco Kid at 19:53 on 09 February 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Benicio Del Toro Is The Wolfman
s, certainly, the make-up, where are the claws, the hair, the pointed ears and the canine tooths. I dont think Benicio looks like a were wolf XDDDD But he´s just, indeed, the perfect choice for The Wolfman, even better than being Ernesto Guevara. His blue eyes are not accurated to Ernesto appearance. But well, just got to see the movies. More

Posted by Anglachel at 19:43 on 09 February 2007 | Report This Post

i foresee lots off ham and CG More

Posted by danbo1138 at 01:35 on 09 February 2007 | Report This Post

By the look of him the fx department won't need to do much for the transformation scenes either! More

Posted by steveg66 at 15:31 on 08 February 2007 | Report This Post

"Give me the keys motherfuk...oooOOOWW!OOH,OOH.OOOWWW! More

Posted by ADRIAN MOORE at 14:24 on 08 February 2007 | Report This Post

What about Static?
Feature debut with 'One Hour Photo'? What about Static, a lost classic starring Keith Gordon? Hopefully this new film will be a massive hit and they'll give Static a long-overdue release on DVD. More

Posted by johnnyzero at 13:44 on 08 February 2007 | Report This Post

...hang on a minute. Who wrote the godawful Cursed?   Oh that was Kevin Williamson, wasn't it?  We may be safe after all (fingers crossed). More

Posted by wombathog at 11:22 on 08 February 2007 | Report This Post

from the looks of that picture he doesnt need that much make up More

Posted by zombiemaster at 10:25 on 08 February 2007 | Report This Post

That's probably the least surprising yet best casting ever! At least they won't have to spend much money on make-up. More

Posted by Biggus at 08:40 on 08 February 2007 | Report This Post

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