— by JON MARTINCIC —
Some great movies inspire sequels, few inspire whole genres. The latter was the case in the 1940s and ’50s with the wave of monster features. The introduction of Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, and the Wolfman to the film world led to uncountable franchises. For this specific project, “The Wolfman” got the nod.
This re-imagining seems to set itself apart from the “Twilights” and the “Underworlds” out there by sticking close to its cinematic ancestor. With a cast made up of recognizable faces, from Benicio Del Toro and Emily Blunt to the great Anthony Hopkins, we’re assured some very appropriate performances.
Andrew Kevin Walker and David Self have accepted the task of adapting Curt Siodmak’s original (1941) story to today’s standards. It’s never easy to tell someone else’s story in our own words, but “The Wolfman” really shows some promise.
To set up the feaurette, here‘s the plot summary from IMDB.com:
Lawrence Talbot, a 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. Talbot’s childhood ended the night his mother died. After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor, he spent decades recovering and trying to forget. But when his brother’s fiancée, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns home to join the search. He learns that something with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing the villagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline has come to investigate.
“The Wolfman” is set to be unleashed Feb. 10, 2010.
Source: Trailer Addict
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