Universal unveiled some footage from Spring 2009’s The Wolfman. The Victorian-era set movie, stars Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving and Emily Blunt. We were excited out of the gate for the project because of the cast, the premise behind the film and the involvement of director Mark Romanek.
When Romanek left the project due to “creative differences” our excitement waned. Director Joe Johnson stepped in to finish the movie. Johnson is a steady if unexciting director. He can handle action, but nothing in his CV suggests greatness. Nothing suggests he could deftly handle a Victorian monster/horror film.
But the leaked footage looks promising. And I love the way the world looks and we haven’t had a great monster/horror movie since the Korean export The Host.