Benicio Del Toro's Wolf Man Movie Adding More Action?
If Universal hadn't moved The Wolf Man, we would've all have seen it by now. Late last year, Universal announced that Joe Johnston's remake of the classic Wolf Man starring Benicio Del Toro was being moved from April 3rd to November 6th. We thought it was simply a strategic move in order to better feature what looked like a great movie so far, but apparently there might be more to the story. Dark Horizons has received a report from a reader who was in attendance at a British Film Institute event this past weekend, where stuntman Vic Armstrong let slip that he was working on a new scene from The Wolf Man.
"He was mostly talking his work with the Bond franchise but he mentioned he'd just come from the set of The Wolf Man at Pinewood Studios shooting some new action scene that was being added to the film." He goes on to say that Armstrong described the scene as a "fight scene between two werewolves involving a fair amount of CG with them going up the walls and other bits of business, and that they had to marry it up to scenes shot earlier." This is the first time I've heard of this, and it's quite interesting to hear. Why would they want to add more? Last we heard (and saw), it looked good, it's not as if they were being criticized.
Brendon over at SlashFilm claims there are plenty more productions problems than I'm not familiar with, related to the budget and Rick Baker's practical werewolf effects. At Comic-Con last year, Universal showed an early trailer for Wolf Man with a lot of unfinished effects. But even in July of last year, it still looked great, and it didn't seem like it was in need of any extra action. Although this was a different studio, the reported "re-shoots" for Wolverine added a lot of the action at the beginning (with Deadpool), and that was the best part. So maybe this is a good thing? Whatever the case, I'm still looking forward to seeing it.