Empire got a chance to speak to The Wolfman producer Scott Stuber. He talks about why they released images of Benicio Del Toro as the Wolfman so early, how closely they are keeping to the 1941 original, the filming, the cast, the change in director and the possibility of future monster movies. Here is a preview:
Does having Rick Baker mean that all Wolfman effects will be physical, rather than CG?
We really want to stick to the physical stuff. So much of what we’re trying to accomplish is that when Benicio is the wolf, you really know it’s Benicio Del Toro and you have the eyes and the emotion of what he is. That way you don’t disassociate your emotion and you realise that the person, Lawrence Talbot, who you’ve got to know in the daytime is still Lawrence Talbot at night. That way you’re empathetic towards him, you’re angry towards him, you feel for him. You wouldn’t get that with a completely CG creature who you disassociate from Benicio Del Toro. There will inevitably be some CG work to help with some of the transformation, but it’s a Rick Baker-centric film and that’s what we wanted from the get-go.
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