First Trailer For ‘The Wolfman’ is Here

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 8:19 am,

wolfman1 First Trailer For The Wolfman is Here

This latest remake of The Wolfman mythology has been plagued with all kinds of problems. Everything from losing a director, to needing extensive reshoots, to having its release date bumped back to 2010.

When we recently learned that the creature design for The Wolfman (or the “Werewolf,” which is apparently a different creature altogether in the film) had to be redone, the news sent out more than a few tremors of worry that this movie had devolved into a hot mess.

We’ve been waiting for a trailer to (hopefully) calm our fears and today it has arrived: I give you the teaser trailer for The Wolfman:

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For an HD version head over to Yahoo Movies.

I’m kind of on the fence right now: Like G.I. Joe there are sequences of the special f/x that look really cool – but other sequences (like The Wolfman perched on the statue howling at the moon) that don’t look so good. I’ll give the film this bit of praise: the plot is more intriguing than I thought it would be, and with the excellent roster of actors, I think we’ll get some actual meaty content to balance out the hairy spectacle of the monster(s).

In this version of the The Wolfman:

Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del Toro), a haunted nobleman returns to his family estate after his brother vanishes.  Reunited with his estranged father (Oscar® winner Anthony Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother…and discovers that something with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing the villagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline (Hugo Weaving) has come to investigate.

As Talbot pieces together the gory puzzle, he hears of an ancient curse that turns the afflicted into werewolves when the moon is full.  Now, if he has any chance at ending the slaughter and protecting the woman he has grown to love (Emily Blunt), Talbot must destroy the vicious creature in the woods surrounding Blackmoor.  But as he hunts for the nightmarish beast, a simple man with a tortured past will uncover a primal side to himself…one he never imagined existed.

wolfman 2 First Trailer For The Wolfman is Here

The movie is being directed by Joe Johnston (The First Avenger: Captain America) and has a slated release date of February 10, 2010.

What did you think of the trailer?

Source: Yahoo Movies

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  1. HOLY S***! What a cast! Can Hugo Weaving get any better? Sir Hopkins is bloody brilliant! I am intrigued at how this version seems to pay homage to the orginal Talbot story. I know this has been delayed twice and I hope it is worth the effort. Idk Vic….I kinda thought the shot howeling at the moon was pretty cool….( plus you cannot have a new version of the Wolfman with out some frame containing that classic pose). They have plenty of time to clean up the CGI with the release in Feb. Well done and Thank you for the clip!

  2. I have always loved werewolf movies and feel they are the unecessary butt of the horror franchise. The wolfman looks like a thrill ride classic to say the least. And with all the hoopla surrounding the new twilight movie and the teen lust vamp shows on tv networks, its time for the beasts to take over.

    The original wolfman with Lon Chaney Jr. is the BEST version. The next is An AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, followed by Hammer studios Mark of the Wolf or something with the wolman. But this remake looks killer and I cant wait!!!

  3. With all of the controversy surrounding this movie, and the reshoots, i am actually very impressed by this trailer, but i still wish that there was a less is more attitude in showing the creature.

    but so far i’ll put this one on the list of must sees!

  4. it looks pretty much hardcore, seeing a werewolf movie kind of makes me want to see “The Werewolf” (and old short story) get turned into a movie

  5. Surprisingly good.

    Vampires are getting played out really fast (thanks Twilight) so I am looking forward to this.

  6. i agree with TIM What a cast !

    and i am also very intrigued by the Plot.

    That and now those twilight loving fans.

    can see what a real werewolf and/or wolf man
    looks like !

  7. Good… this is turning into a good day. Hey, anyone knows if the teaser for Inception will be released tomorrow on the web too?

  8. I’m gonna need me some 3rd gen night vision specs and a AR-15 with armor piercing bullets,,,
    I’ll take care of your Wolfman problem Shamus!. Arg!!!!

  9. THIS BETTER BE RATED F-IN R. Finally some decent transformation and effects in the same vein as The Howling and An AMerican Werewolf in London.

  10. First off @790: ROTFL!

    Second: Anthony Hopkins hanging out with werewolves now? It hasn’t been enough years between this and Bram Stoker’s Dracula if you ask me. He’s the same guy, again, only he appears to be on the other side. I really like Anthony Hopkins, truly but not another crazy Van Helsing-type role!! VAN HELLLLSIIIINGGGG!!

  11. Loved it. Lon Chaney Jr. would love it.

    Bring it!!

  12. @PRTFVR

    Um what are u talking about? It will be 18 years since Bram Stoker’s Dracula was released. The only similarity is that he looks like a dirty old man in a dirty old cape.

    Don’t hate cuz he’s starring in a movie about the superior being THE LYCAN :P

  13. I’m gonna go against the grain and say that I really couldn’t care less about this movie.It does have a pretty good cast,and hopefully the story is pretty good,but in the end,it’s still The Wolfman,which I’ve always found to be quite lame.

    I’ll give it a chance though and hope that it’s good.

  14. This looks like an excellent attempt at recreating the ultimate classic monster.

  15. I’ll go against the grain with ya Longshanks. This does nothing for me.
    I’ve never been into the classic Universal monsters.
    Dracula, Wolf man, Mummy and Frankstien.
    Yawwwnnnn,,,,,,

  16. @SIN187UM

    First, no need to yell. Second, I know it’s been a long time since Dracula. That was apparently an attempt at humor that fell flat. I thought it was such an obvious thing that I didn’t need to hammer the point home by saying “And Dracula was made X amount of years ago.”

    I thought it had enough irony that on a site with people who watch movies would get it. It was a joke. You know, where you say something that’s silly or the opposite of what you mean. In this case I meant that there will never be enough time between Dracula and any other movie with that type of role for Anthony Hopkins. He seems to be playing the same person and all I can think is “Oh, Anthony Hopkins is FOR the supernatural this time.” I hate that.

    I hope that helps. They can’t all be gems you know.

  17. @ prtfvr

    Forgot caps was on when I typed your handle, sorry. I was personally hoping for him to come out in muzzle like in SIlence of the lambs, and then he could use it to restrain Del toro during the change. SIgh wishes never come true. :(

  18. @SIN187UM

    No worries. I never write my name in caps. I draw enough attention just by typing. :D

    LOL about the muzzle. I’m not sure about del Toro. I wish they could have moved the story somewhere that he wouldn’t stand out for NOT having an accent or having an accent depending on which side of the pond you’re on. Maybe they’ll explain that he’s been away or something. Who knows.

    Either way it’ll be competing with New Moon which is also about werewolves in addition to your garden variety vampires. The difference being that I’m assuming Wolfman won’t be a sappy, teenage love story. That’d be nice.

  19. @ prtfvr

    I dunno, I’m sure there will be some sap seeing how as Del Toro does have a love interest in the film. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that maybe the character of Del Toro’s mother is from Spain, since its not far fetched that englishmen took Spanish wives back in the day. Pfft New Moon, you mean where that guy basically turned into the Were-Dog from Cursed.

    ———————————————- Break for my general rant——

    Sorry but I’m a fan of Lycans/Were-Wolves and turning into a wolf just makes him a lowly
    shape-shifter to me. Again i say pffft to New Moon and the whole twilight Saga as well as Blood and Chocolate

  20. @SIN187UN

    You know what you’re saying is heresy about Twilight and New Moon and anything related to that franchise, right? LOL

    I like werewolves. Very fond of them actually. Although I didn’t see the Lycan movie, I wanted to but haven’t caught it yet. I was sorry that they killed Michael Sheen off in the other movie. He was a bad ass!

  21. @ prtfvr

    he he, well sorry but the trailer for new moon and that guy changing into a were dog was like fail sauce to me he he.

    Yeh underworld’s Lycans were cool, but i’d have to say that what they have here in this film looks better than that

  22. anything with emily blunt and im there ;)

    oh and the wolfman looks cool too

  23. I can’t wait for this. It’s been 25yrs since we saw a decent man to wolf transformation ala An American Werewolf in London, The Howling or The Company of Wolves and I’m hoping this gets it right.
    Werewolves are my favourite of any horror genre but since CG took over there haven’t been any good films. Some half way decent stabs at them but if this gets that mix of animatronics enhanced with CG, for the effects right, then roll on 2010. This has more of the feel of the Oliver Reed classic, The Curse of the Werewolf, which is no bad thing. Great cast too.

    p.s. if anyone knows any other films, that I may have missed, that feature decent transformations then let me know.

  24. I’ve never liked any wolfman films where the man turns entirely into a wolf with the long snout and running on all fours.

    The Lon Chaney original is still my favorite where you can still see the man through the wolf. It somehow heightens the horror and the tragedy of it.

  25. It’ll make an excellent home theater rental on some cold rainy October night. About a year after its theatrical release. Get a few jumpy women to watch it with you. Especially whose radar it never fell on! It be a hoot..

  26. I thought i saw smeagle lol

  27. this is very different from the trailer that i saw last year…

  28. The best werewolf movie. EVER!!!!!!!

  29. I would have to say that this movie looks really good, Benico Del Toro looks like a perfect fit for the role. I can’t wait for this movie to come out, there has not been a great werewolf movie to come out since An American Werewolf in London. I think that this movie is really going to be good.

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