The Wolfman TV Spot Will Make You Howl

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:28 am,

the wolfman header The Wolfman TV Spot Will Make You Howl

There really does seem to be a curse of the wolf man; at least, there seems to be some truth to the legend as far as Universal’s classic horror remake The Wolfman is concerned . The Joe Johnston (The Rocketeer, Hidalgo) directed film has been plagued by several re-shoots resulting in the continuous push back of the release date. And as if there wasn’t enough salt rubbed into Johnston’s open wound, Universal brought in an entire new team of editors to RE-CUT THE FILM!

Some critics and fans are entirely against remakes, and the reaction to The Wolfman has been no different. There will always be those people who think that the original film will always stand on its own and should never be defiled by a modern touch. I happen to think that some films are worthy of remaking, as long as most of the people on the original are past their acting prime. In my opinion, for that very reason, The Wolfman is the perfect candidate for the remake treatment.

Long gone are Lon Chaney Jr. and director George Waggner from the original 1941 Wolf Man, so now is a great opportunity for Benicio Del Toro and Joe Johnston to step up and give a new generation a new version of the classic horror film.  So far, everything I’ve seen – posters, trailers and images– all tell me that this is going to be a  good film. Now Universal is beginning to release the first of many TV spots and my opinion hasn’t changed.

Watch below and then tell us what you think:

I like everything about that clip: the music, the editing, the acting, the action and the sets. Everything just seems to flow for me and I’m really digging the whole vibe of the film. I especially like the use of practical effects where possible and the look of Del Toro as the wolf man would make Jack Pierce proud.  I’m also happy with the way Del Toro’s wolf man turned out after several redesigns last year. We at Screen Rant are hoping The Wolfman turns out to be winner, because we have it listed as one of our most anticipated films of 2010.

The Wolfman stars Anthony Hopkins, Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving. It was written by Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en) and David Self (Road to Perdition).

What are your expectations for The Wolfman and what do you think of the new TV Spot? Be sure to watch the Superbowl for a new trailer as well.

The Wolfman scratches, chases beautiful women and howls at the moon on February 12th, 2010.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

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  1. This movie looks amazing, way beyond my expectations !!!

  2. I’m looking forward to Wolfman. I think the casting looks pretty good. The clips and trailers look good. And comparing a movie in 2010 to one from 1941 is ridiculous and futile. There’s always fun in comparing and criticising. I know I do it, but at some point I just stop and decide to enjoy something for what it is. No more. No less.

  3. This movie looks awesome and Benicio Del Toro is still underrated he’s a phenomenal actor. Emily Blunt is also great and I’m still sour about her not making it into Iron Man 2. I still want her to be in Iron Man 3 and The Avengers not Scarlett Johannson. What’s great is that we can see how well Joe Johnston can be dark when needed so he’ll be great for Captain America TFA.

  4. Don’t forget what was said about The (1st) Bourne (movie) Identity. Many thought it too was doomed because of delays and re-shoots. If memory serves…. I think Damon himself felt that way…

  5. I wasn’t interested in this film at all, but this TV Spot has sparked some interest in me.

  6. Wolfman has always been the weakest Universal Monster.

    The curse you are referring to Paul could be nothing more then the script just plain sucks.

    This film will come and go, really nothing unique here imo. I have absolutly no interest in seeing this…

  7. So far, the only things I find wrong with “The Wolfman” are the trailers. The snippets of maybe a half dozen frames per scene fly by so fast they don’t really register on the retina much less the brain. I guess the erroneous thinking is that the future movie goer will want to see the film all the more, since it is so thrill packed, or overpacked which seems to be the case.

  8. That doesn’t look like an official tv spot to me. The sound effects don’t match up or get cut off too abruptly. Also, the Apple logo at the bottom right indicates it’s a re-cut of the trailer or are they hosting tv spots now?. If you take a look at the Youtube account, you can see there are more fan-made trailers. This is fan-made.

  9. I know this is off topic, but there was this Japanese or Korean movie you posted an article about, it was called something like jimbo. If I remember correctly Steven Spielberg and Will Smith were thinking about remaking it. I cannot remember the name of the film, and I am dying to know what it was, please… help.

  10. @Christopher R. Mohr Sr.

    You’ve gotta be kidding me? ;-)

  11. There are two official spots on The Wolfman’s facebook page; both have aired commercially over the past week. (and both are pretty cool, if you ask me.) I’m not sure of the provenance of the YouTube spot, and have not seen it on TV. This version does look like a bad copy.

  12. @ 790 :

    How could you say the wolf man is the weakest of universal monsters? Wolf man was and is my favorite of all classic horror monsters. There have been plenty of werewolf movies (although wolf man is a bit different) and like the vampire movies, some have been good and some have been terrible.

    I enjoyed the original Wolf Man film as a child (born in 82′) and I watched Abbot and Costello as well and my favorite one was “Abbot and Costello Meet the wolfman” it is classic.

    Another great were wolf movie…..”Silver Bullet”. When done right the wolf man or were wolf is what I think the scariest monster of them all. What could be scarier than been stalked by a beast in a dark forest? I live in the country so maybe that’s just my kind of thing. Either way, looking forward to this movie big time.

  13. Well when you put it that way Dennis.
    Lol,,, ;-)

    I do like the Abbott and Costello film and American Werewolf In London was prob my fav of the wolfy films.

  14. To quote Rhino from the movie 'Bolt':
    “Let it begin! Let it begin! Let it *begin*! “
    I am drooling in anticipation of this movie. Great screenwriters, cast, etc etc

  15. To quote Rhino from the movie 'Bolt':
    “Let it begin! Let it begin! Let it *begin*! “
    I am drooling in anticipation of this movie. Great screenwriters, cast, etc etc