New Wolfman Movie from Universal

Started by the_last_gunslinger, May 29, 2020, 11:17:33 PM

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the_last_gunslinger

The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed...

TheMadScientist

I'm honestly not all that interested in re-imaginings of these characters set in the modern day (I just prefer them in a classic, gothic setting), but I'll give it a shot if it looks interesting.

geezer butler

Yeah this is kind of weird news. I thought after the Mummy debacle and success of the Invisible Man, the idea was stay away from big Hollywood leading actors.  :-\

ODBJBG

Quote from: geezer butler on May 31, 2020, 06:35:39 AM
Yeah this is kind of weird news. I thought after the Mummy debacle and success of the Invisible Man, the idea was stay away from big Hollywood leading actors.  :-\

To be fair, Gosling does a lot of smaller movies. Almost "independent" by Hollywood standards these days. Art house stuff. He's not Tom Cruise.

Mike...In 3-D!

I'm interested in this. Gosling doesn't scare me off. He has a wide range and I've liked him in pretty much everything I've seen him in.
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segeorge

They had me at Wolfman.  :)

But I think Gosling is a very good choice. I look forward to seeing this take on the material.

geezer butler

Fair pts. I guess I'm open minded. I'm just surprised. But yeah, he's not quite in same superstar hype category as Cruise. I've only seen three of Gosling's films. Drive is actually pretty cool flick. Gangster Squad was ok, but should have been better imo. And I wasn't crazy about the Blade Runner sequel.

Doh!

I hope they stick with a "wolfman" creature and not a werewolf. I find a bipedal monster much more interesting.

Loved the Rick Baker design of the last try, even if I wasn't too keen on the movie itself.

fearliath

Quote from: Doh! on June 02, 2020, 05:51:05 AM
I hope they stick with a "wolfman" creature and not a werewolf. I find a bipedal monster much more interesting.

Loved the Rick Baker design of the last try, even if I wasn't too keen on the movie itself.

I agree, but it brings up a point I've never been clear on. Why, in the original Wolfman, was Bela an actual wolf but Larry Talbot was a "Wolf Man"?

Doh!

This is just my theory, but maybe because Talbot was new at it. Maybe had he been one for years like Bela, he would have gone full wolf as well.

Realistically, I think old movies just didn't have the time for TWO wolfman make-ups and this was "good enough."

aura of foreboding

Quote from: Doh! on June 03, 2020, 01:13:26 AM
This is just my theory, but maybe because Talbot was new at it. Maybe had he been one for years like Bela, he would have gone full wolf as well.

Realistically, I think old movies just didn't have the time for TWO wolfman make-ups and this was "good enough."

This is the most popular theory. 

geezer butler

Quote from: Doh! on June 02, 2020, 05:51:05 AM
I hope they stick with a "wolfman" creature and not a werewolf. I find a bipedal monster much more interesting.

Loved the Rick Baker design of the last try, even if I wasn't too keen on the movie itself.

I love the 2010 Wolfman. I've said it a million times here. It's not perfect, but I'm big fan of that version.

Lazarus

Me too.  I thought Del Toro was brilliant casting.  And Hugo Weaving!

marsattacks666

Quote from: geezer butler on June 04, 2020, 12:22:54 AM
I love the 2010 Wolfman. I've said it a million times here. It's not perfect, but I'm big fan of that version.

Really good movie.
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delfloria

Interesting how some people think that the Wolfman existed in a Gothic setting when the original film was set in contemporary times. Ergo the RG film should actually be in a modern setting.