Los Angeles, United States, July 9 (Prensa Latina) Almost eight decades after the birth of the werewolf myth in cinema, today The Wolfman returns to the industry with actor Ryan Gosling and director Leigh Whannell.
Since Whannell’s announcement that he will direct the film and treat the script, expectations have grown around this rebound, since the filmmaker’s most recent release (The Invisible Man), grossed over $125 million worldwide just days before the theaters closed for the Covid-19.
With this production, the American company Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures continue the trend of taking the monsters out of classical cinematography to offer independent films, tempered to the present times.
The film, based on the story of The Wolfman of 1941 starring Lon Chaney Jr and directed by George Waggner, will count on the talent of the scriptwriters Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo, in the making of the script.
According to the film’s synopsis, it begins with the return of Larry Talbot to his old home in a village in Wales, UK, and during his stay he meets Gwen Conliffe and her friend Jenny, with whom he suffers an attack by a wolf; Larry annihilates the animal, which manages to bite him, and in the process the beast kills Jenny.
Turned into a werewolf, the protagonist kills a grave digger and faces the constant traps of the villagers, bent on catching the beast, until he dies trying to attack his beloved, sums up the plot.
Prior to this production, Universal released in 2010 another version of the film conceived by Joe Johnston, with the leading roles of Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins, which won the Oscar for Best Makeup, although it generated great financial losses.
(Taken from PL)