Universal/Relativity Media (Scott Stuber, Rick Yorn, Sean
Daniel & Benicio del Toro)
103 mins (extended version: 119 mins)
W: Andrew Kevin Walker & David Self [based on the
screenplay by Curt Siodmak]
DP: Shelly Johnson
Ed: Dennis Virkler & Walter Murch
Mus: Danny Elfman
Benicio del Toro (Lawrence Talbot / The Wolfman), Anthony
Hopkins (Sir John Talbot), Emily Blunt (Gwen Conliffe), Hugo Weaving (Francis Aberline), Geraldine Chaplin (Maleva)
Remake of the 1941 Lon Chaney classic, this version may
appear glossier, with more expensive special effects, but this adaptation is still left wanting.
A man returns home from America and discovers that he is a
werewolf, he is subsequently committed to a lunatic asylum, but upon the full moon escapes to spread bloodshed through Victorian London.
The biggest curiosity about the film is that it won an
Academy Award for Best Makeup, when the majority of the werewolf scenes are done using CGI. Worth watching for the transformation scene, but it doesn't have anything on An American Werewolf
In London (qv).