Benicio Del Toro is ‘The Wolf Man’!


You read it correctly, the headline says it all as Universal Pictures is going back in time and resurrecting The Wolf Man with Benicio Del Toro set to play the title role.

Andrew Kevin Walker, the screenwriter behind Seven, is already at work writing the script which will be set in Victorian England. Del Toro will play a man who returns from America to his ancestral homeland, gets bitten by a werewolf and begins a hairy moonlight existence. Walker spent several months working on some frightening new twists to a familiar tale, adding several characters and plot points that take advantage of cutting-edge visual effects technology.

Scott Stuber, Rick Yorn, Mary Parent and Del Toro will produce and apparently the deal came out of a series of meetings with the producers, Walker and Del Toro, who collects Wolf Man memorabilia.

Walker’s first draft of the script is expected to be completed by Spring 2006 and the studio and producers are confident an early 2007 shoot will be met with the film becoming a Summer 2008 tentpole for Uni.

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