The Wolfman recently released a series of awesome-looking posters. I’ve got to admit I wasn’t too interested in this flick until I caught the trailer as my hubby was watching. It boast an all-star cast including Benicio del Toro as the cursed monster and Emily Blunt as the woman he loves, Gwen Conliffe. Surely you can’t judge a movie by the cast alone, but with Sir Anthony Hopkins AND Hugo Weaving involvement, it can’t be all bad.
The Wolfman centers on an American man, Lawrence Talbot, who upon his return to his ancestral home in Great Britain is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf. The haunted nobleman, is lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father, Talbot sets out to find his brother… and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. From the trailer (take a peek below the posters), this looks terrifying but also tragic and heartbreaking, which is a good thing as I couldn’t care less watching a heartless monster running around like say, that madman Jason from the Halloween series.
These posters are viscerally terrifying but definitely artistic. They totally capture the dark Gothic mood of the original 1941 film this one is based on. EMPIRE also has the third poster with Emily Blunt hiding in the woods, not as scary as you don’t see much of the Wolfman himself.
According to IMDb, this movie was at first slated to hit cinemas in 2007, but difficulties to find a director made this release date impossible. Then a new release date was set for February 2009, then November 2009 and then finally February 12, 2010. Just in time to counter all those cutesy romance movies released on Valentine’s Day!