Fangoria has apparently received word through some unnamed sources Universal has plans to delay the impending release of their redux of The Wolf Man. No attribution to an actual source, or no reason for said delay was given.
Could this mean there’s trouble brewing in the editing bay? Who knows?The article was pretty sparse as far as details go, and after doing a little bit of hunting there doesn’t appear to be any other sources reporting the same, so it remains to be seen if this is true or not.
Supposedly, the brass are slotting the monster mash in for some time next fall. Originally, The Wolf Man was supposed to make its bow in February, 2009, then it was shifted to April.
I just hope things aren’t going off the rails in post because after seeing the footage that reared its ugly head at Comic-Con, which I’m sure many of you have perused by now, I have to say the film looks like it has a lot of potential. At the very least the makeup courtesy monster maestro Rick Baker looks pretty killer, as you can see by looking above.
Directed by Joe Johnston, written by Andrew Kevin Walker and David Self and starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt, The Wolf Man, as in the original, will focus on Lawrence Talbot (Del Toro) a nobleman drawn back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father, Talbot sets out to find his brother, only to discover a horrifying fate for himself; Talbot learns something with an insatiable bloodlust has been decimating the local villagers. In the meantime, a dubious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline (Hugo Weaving) has come to investigate.