The Wolfman remake, which is expected to hit theatres on April 3, 2009, stars Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, and Emily Blunt. Empire magazine has carried an exclusive photo, given to them by Univeral. The Wolfman is directed by Joe Johnston. The screen play was first written in 2006, by Andrew Kevin Walker who retained the story, but added a few new characters. Later in 2008, the screenplay was rewritten by David Self.
The first movie version of The Wolfman, based on the classic of the same name, was also called The Wolfman.
The Wolfman is set in the late nineteeth century, and tells the story of Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del Toro), who has been long estranged from his father (Anthony
Hopkins). Lawrence leaves home to forget the horrors of his childhood, but comes back to the family estate in Blackmoor after the disappearance of his brother. His brother’s sweetheart Gwen Conliffe (Emily Blunt) enlists Lawrence’s help to find his brother.
During the hunt, Lawrence finds that he is hunting a murderer who turns out to be a werewolf. Larry, who has by now developed a tendre for Gwen, is bitten by a werewolf while saving a village girl from a gypsy who is also a werewolf. His tells his father about his plight, who refuses to believe. In the meantime, A detective Aberline (Hugo Weaving) turns up to investigate the murders that are commited by the lupine Lawrence Talbot.
The Wolfman has been in the pipelines for ages. The movie was announced in 2006, to be directed by Mark Romanek. Romanek bowed out in January 2008 citing creative differences. In January 2008, Joe Johnston came on board to direct The Wolfman.