Director Joe Johnston has proven that he has the skills to bring the right amount of scares and action to the big screen with such movies as Jurassic Park 3 and Hidalgo. This reputation is going to be tested though with his new movie, an adaptation of the The Wolfman. The original 1950’s movie is a classic horror movie and forms part of the pantheon of what is called the Universal monsters. This new movie is supposed to be first of a series of reimaginings of these memorable movie monsters.
The new movie, which will be released February 2009, will star Benicio del Toro as the Wolfman alongside Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving.
If special effects wizard Rick Baker’s wonderful makeup effects for Del Toro as the wolfman is any indication, the movie is going to be worth watching.