Posted on Friday August 8, 2008, 14:30 by Olly Richards
The Movie-Con line-up just got a whole lot hairier with the announcement that The Wolfman will be showing footage at the event. Joe Johnston's horror-drama updates the beloved 1941 film about a man who returns to his troubled home and is inconveniently bitten by a wolf, causing him to turn into a man-beast each time the moon is full.
The new version of the film stars Benicio Del Toro as Lawrence Talbot, an actor who heads home to his estranged father (Anthony Hopkins) following the death of his brother. Old family wounds are opened and new ones made as Lawrence succumbs to his new wolfy ways. Emily Blunt also stars as the fiancee of Lawrence's lost brother, with Hugo Weaving as a detective investigating the violent deaths that are occuring in the village.
This will be the first chance for UK audiences to see footage of what promises to be a particularly grown-up horror.