The Wolfman’s Plot Revealed!

Hmmmm!April 3, 2009 may be a long time away for Joe Johnston’s remake of Universal’s classic Wolfman, but the wait should be worth it. Benicio Del Toro alone makes up for it.

If you’ve been wondering just how close to the original this new venture will be, STYD got a hold of the official synopsis:

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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  • Blockbuster

    Ok…I’ll say it then. I HATED Stoker’s Dracula. I thought it was dull and boring. Very VERRRRRYYYYY boring. I fell asleep 5 times.

  • Messiahman

    Bram Stoker’s Dracula IS great, in spite of a few subpar performances (paging Keanu and Winona). It’s a revelation to see it on Blu-Ray, which finally approximates the lush color scheme I vividly recall from seeing it theatrically.

    And by the way, Walker’s WOLF MAN script was pretty damned amazing. Hope the film turns out to be as well.

  • Terminal

    I can’t wait for this.

    And I thought “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” was great.

  • Dr Malachi Constant

    Hey, Stoker’s Dracula and The Mummy were both passable. The latter, moreso than the former.

    … and why is it that every Victorian era investigator for Scotland Yard has to be named ‘Aberline’? Huh?

  • G.D.

    I hate that a mere plot description is getting me excited over a movie that’s almost a year away.

  • frank_dracman

    Bram Stoker’s Dracula
    Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
    The Mummy
    Van Helsing
    I thought those were going to be awesome too. Wait and see, it might turn out ok.