First Look: Benicio Del Toro as the Wolfman!

September 8, 2007
Source: Ain't It Cool News


Just the other day, revealed that special effects maven Rick Baker has joined the upcoming Wolfman film starring none other than Benicio Del Toro. Baker has an extensive special effects and make-up background, from Star Wars to Men in Black to Planet of the Apes to An American Werewolf in London to Hellboy and plenty more. It's a good sign he's joining this and with that we bring you the very first photo of Benicio Del Toro sans Baker's work as Lawrence "Wolfman" Talbot.

Benicio Del Toro as the Wolfman

The photo comes courtesy of Ain't It Cool News, who was sent it from director Mark Romanek, a long time music video director working on his second major feature after One Hour Photo. Here's what he had to say about the photo above.

This pose was a jokey homage to the classic Universal Wolfman/Famous Monsters Magazine-era style, but seeing Benicio getting "wolfy" for the first time, even in jest, gave us chills. It was our first glimpse of what we could expect from this amazingly original and gifted actor.

This Wolfman adaptation was written by Andrew Kevin Walker and apparently has some frightening new twists from the original version from 1941. He has added several characters and plot points to take advantage of new visual effects technology and I'm sure Rick Baker as well. Shooting is beginning this December with a November 14, 2008 release date.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


Really looking forward to this. Judging by everyone involved i think it will be a really unique take on the monster genre. And just to note: this is Romanek's second feature, after One Hour Photo.

Ross on Sep 8, 2007


You know how good that casting is? BDT isn't even wearing make-up in that pic.

Great White Snark on Sep 10, 2007


Benicio is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dahlia Violet Rayne on Sep 13, 2007

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