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 fiancée, 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.
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