The Wolfman Gets a Rating — And it’s the One We’ve All Been Hoping For!

Yes! Yes, yes, yes! Just got word that Universal’s upcoming remake of The Wolfman has scored itself a nice hot and drippy rating from the MPAA!

The film has been rated ‘R’ for bloody horror, violence and gore. Considering lycanthropes usually maim, tear, and shred their victims into itty-bitty pieces this makes nothing but sense. Very good sense. We’re liking this flick more and more each day!

Look for the film here in theatres on February 12th, 2010.

“Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins. Oscar® winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (Oscar® winner Anthony Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother…and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Lawrence 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 (Emily Blunt), 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 (Hugo Weaving) has come to investigate. As he pieces together the gory puzzle, he hears of an ancient curse that turns the afflicted into werewolves when the moon is full. Now, if he has any chance at ending the slaughter and protecting the woman he has grown to love, Talbot must destroy the vicious creature in the woods surrounding Blackmoor. But as he hunts for the nightmarish beast, a simple man with a tortured past will uncover a primal side to himself…one he never imagined existed.”

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  • Avid Fan

    I can’t say I’ve seen anything yet that would lead me to believe that this might suck. I’m super stoked for this film and love the wolfman design.

  • LifeMi

    With each passing day, I’m getting more and more worried. I can’t say it’s going to suck, but it’s looking that way.

  • Chainsaw

    I’m still concerned by all the behind the scenes shenanigans to get a good feeling about this movie, but the R rating helps a little bit. Still worried this is a completely different movie than the one originally envisioned.

  • AngryChairr

    I don’t get why the rating matters. R doesn’t mean a good movie. The original Universal Wolf Man was bloodless and it’s better than almost any werewolf movie to come after it. People focus too much on the ratings these days.

    • Uncle Creepy

      Here’s my take … considering the long road this movie has had, everything seems to be working against it and there’s a high probability that it won’t be good. If there’s a great deal of bloodshed involved … well at least we’ll have something to look at!

      • LifeMi

        Yes it could be dumb fun, but that’s not what the original Wolf Man was about.

        • The Woman In Black

          Nothing I’ve seen so far from The Wolfman looks “dumb” in the least. Fun, yes, but far from dumb.

    • Ultimo Franco

      Yes, the original Wolf Man was bloodless and it’s a wonderful film. But The Howling, American Werewolf In London, and Dog Soldiers are also great, and they’re all R rated. The Paul Naschy werewolf films are filled with blood and sex as well.

      Personally, I think werewolves on screen work best when they’re allowed to rip people apart and chomp down on the screaming leftovers. I like watching werewolves use their canines and their claws. I like to see them tear shit apart. I like to watch them bite people in extreme close-up. I like seeing them act like hungry, pissed-off animals. I like seeing their snouts covered in torn flesh and gore. I like seeing them rake their claws across people’s faces and throats.

      I’ll take a PG13 werewolf if I have to, but I prefer them R rated. R doesn’t automatically mean good, of course. But I’d rather watch a good R rated werewolf film than a good PG13 rated werewolf film.