Second Trailer for ‘The Wolfman’

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:28 am,

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A second trailer for The Wolfman has appeared online and it is a much better cut than the first Wolfman trailer we got back in August – but does it give away too much?

The Wolfman stars Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving and Emily Blunt. The framework for this new take on the classic tale has Del Toro playing an English nobleman who returns home to investigate his brother’s savage murder, only to discover that the killer is more than a mere man. The remake is being directed by Joe Johnston, who will also helm The First Avenger: Captain America.

Here is an official synopsis for The Wolfman:

Lawrence Talbot (Del Toro), a haunted nobleman, is lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. When his brother’s fiancĂ©e, Gwen Conliffe (Blunt), pleads for Lawrence to help find her missing love, Talbot join the search. Reunited with his estranged father (Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother and earns that something with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing the villagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline (Weaving) has come to investigate.

And here is the second trailer:

Now that is a pretty cool trailer. The film looks much more polished and finished – and, as usual, Joe Johnston’s eye for set design has resulted in some spectacular scenery and sequences. We heard earlier this year that the filmmakers were having some problems with the Wolfman creature F/X, but from what I’ve seen, those problems definitely got worked out.

But are we seeing too much, too soon?

It’s a hard question to answer. On the one hand, I need to see some hair-raising Wolfman action if I’m going to plant my butt in that theater seat; on the other hand (as some have been mumbling around the Screen Rant offices), the amount of transformation sequences (the money shot of any werewolf film) featured in the two trailers might have “given away the farm” too early.

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Too Soon?

Personally, I’ve been nervous about The Wolfman ever since it got bumped up to a February release date. That month is traditionally a dumping ground for movies that could’ve been cool, but never quite came together. And after a year where awesome trailers have resulted in lackluster films (see: Terminator Salvation or Transformers 2), I’m wary to trust anything that isn’t the actual film.

What did you guys think of the latest Wolfman trailer? Did it snag your interest or give away too much?

The Wolfman will be in theaters on February 10, 2010.

Source: Apple Movies

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  1. sadly, that Apple.com website crashes my browser every time, so I’ll need to wait until the trailer is on yootoob.

  2. It’s already there Mike E. not a big Apple fan myself…

  3. man that was pretty dam good very suprised and im syched that joe johnson is directing captain america his style for film making looks amazing.

  4. Thanks for that, old man: I couldn’t get the trailer either. I used to be married to Macs but I’ve recently been “seeing other computers”…

    Seems to have a not dissimilar look and colour scheme to Coppola’s Dracula (plus the same kind of “fuzzy-edged monster’s POV” during the brief attack sequence), so it made me smile to see Anthony Hopkins in there. I wasn’t hopeful for this at all when I first heard about it, but I’m liking what I’m seeing here. Looks nicely shot at least. I wonder if Danny Elfman can redeem himself from his (IMO) jarring and inappropriate scores for Hellboy II and Terminator Salvation with a decent soundtrack for this one?

  5. Kofi what do you think about what Adam Fogelson, president of marketing and distribution for Universal’s spin about this past “Feb income jump [215m] for them VS. [136m] for Nov. 2008″ reported in Variety back in July? Is it all spin or have they made a good move for them with the competitions expected releases plus “Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday and will be closely followed by the President’s Day holiday, the next day.”

    Source
    Variety, Jul. 28, 2009

  6. Love the music in the trailer and the movie doesn’t look half bad, but I cannot see what JJ has in store for a WWII era film.

  7. Hey Big D you’re very welcome. I’m hoping Mr. Elfman can get some of his reputation back as well. He seems to take input from his directors very seriously and is very much influenced by that when he composes, which could account for the disparities. I’ll always remember Him for his work in “The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” and of course “Batman” and “Spiderman.” What’s really wild is the (sequel??) to “Forbidden Zone” him and his brother are working on…

  8. You’re thinking of Howard Shore with Lambs and LOTR, old man! Totally agree about Batman and Spider-Man: when he gets it right he’s incredibly evocative. Weirdly enough, the one Tim Burton soundtrack you’d have thought his `50s influences would be tailor-made for, Ed Wood, ended up being scored by Howard Shore…!

  9. different view with this trailer from the first. looks good.

  10. AWESOME….sad though I think the orginal release date was this month.

  11. Oops; I sometimes get those two confused on whose got credit for what. Elfman did “Red Dragon” not “Silence.” I thought for sure I saw his name in the “LOR” credits?? Have to make a note of that…

    Thanks for the clarification.

  12. Isn’t this guy directing the first avenger – cap?

  13. I forgot Elfman did Red Dragon – you were on the right track then!

  14. Love the new trailer for The Wolfman. Once again, I’m so there for this. :)

    @The Big Dentist …

    I agree with you about Danny Elfman’s very disappointing scores for Hellboy II and Terminator Salvation, and I hope that his score for The Wolfman will erase the memory of those two terrible soundtracks. Normally, I love Mr. Elfman’s film music, but with the exception of Wanted (which I liked), last year wasn’t a very good one for him from a musical standpoint.

    @M-Cat…

    Joe Johnston will direct the Captain America movie (I really enjoyed The Rocketeer). Can’t wait to see who finally gets chosen to play Cap.

  15. With you on The Rocketeer, Stephie. It’s a real shame it was made before the current wave of comic book adaptations – I think it’s one of the best. Joe Johnston’s faithfulness to the original comics, his attention to period detail, and willingness to stand his ground against studio interference with some of his casting decisions, all seem to bode well for a Captain America movie set in WWII.

  16. Thx stephie

    I guess I’ll have to see The Rocketeer now. You guys liked it – I’ll check it out. And to get an idea of Joe Johnston’s style.

  17. Timothy Dalton makes a great villain in it, M-Cat!

  18. Big Dentist

    Sweet! Timothy Dalton was always good but I don’t remember him in any villain roles so that makes it even more interesting.

  19. @The Big Dentist …

    The Rocketeer was an amazingly good film, and what I loved most was Johnston’s attention to detail. He had such a feel for the era in which the story took place (1940′s) and a great respect for the comic book, and he brought it to such vivid life, so he’s the perfect choice to direct The First Avenger – Captain America. Can’t wait to see it!

    @M-Cat …

    You’ll really enjoy The Rocketeer, and Timothy Dalton is a smooth, sexy bad guy in this one. I’m going to see if it’s avilable on DVD, ’cause my VHS tape is on its last legs.

  20. THIS FILM WILL BE AWSOME AND CAPTAIN AMERICA WILL BE AWSOME —ER

  21. Ok its the Wolfman, how much can u really give away?

  22. I had no interest in this movie until I watched that trailer. It looks pretty dang cool!

  23. Looks great

  24. Been waiting to see a decent man to wolf transformation on film for twenty years plus and now we may just have one. Using CGI to enhance prosthetics rather than replace them looks fantastic.
    It’s got a great cast, looks the biz and now I’m officially buzzing. Can’t wait.

  25. “>A Christmas Carol the movie

  26. I hope it will be good.

    But the feel of the trailer gives me a slight Van Helsing or Pirates of the Caribbean feel. I can’t tell how serious of a drama/horror story it is….and seems to have a feel of adventure/horror…which for me, tends to drown out the actual horror, due to the silly adventure aspect.