The fact that The Wolfman has been pushed back 3 or 4 times doesn’t fill many people with confidence (it’s original release date was November 2008), however the recent trailers have been pretty good and we learned last week that it has been given an R-rating in the US which was encouraging.
One of the people who has probably been waiting for the films release more than anyone is Emily Blunt. It’s her first outing as lead female in a big budget film so the delays must have been frustration. She recently spoke to Shock Till You Drop about the delays, and she seem to be keeping things positive:
“I think with a film like that, because there are special effects and it’s a big movie, you can’t accelerate its release date,” she explained to Shock Till You Drop this afternoon, offering a culinary analogy. “It’s not fair and so I think it just needed some more time. They needed to cook a little bit more. But the film is so good, so I’m really happy that they waited and I think it’s the best time for people to see it. This fall is all about the awards seasons and all of that, so I don’t know if it’s that kind of film. It’s not. It’s a werewolf movie.”
“It’s a brilliant…more of a throwback to the old Lon Chaney films and it’s classic and gothic and eerie but I don’t think it competes with the slasher movies in that way because I think it’s better. I did my job, they loved the movie so, I almost feel this is the best time because I feel like more people are going to see it in February anyway.”
Assuming Universal don’t perform any last minute scheduled changes The Wolfman will be hitting the big screen on the 12th February.