The trailer for the upcoming remake of The Wolf Man starring Benicio Del Toro and Emily Blunt has made its online debut.
From what we see, the film seems to have an enthralling, "big world," turn-of-century atmosphere similar to that of 2004's Van Helsing, while not suffering from a nonsensical plot or extremely over-the-top digitical-effect-laden scenes.
The most critical aspect of any werewolf movie, is of course, the transformation. Thankfully, we get to see virtually ALL of it in this trailer. We witness the very bones of Benicio Del Toro grow and alter in shape while his skin mutates before our very eyes. We see a part where the bones of the fingers literally spin in odd, unnatural directions. This transformation really reinforces the idea that this is a CURSE, as the body is manipulated, seemingly by an evil and intelligent force.
However, I still think something is lost with CGI from the old-school method with models and animatronics as displayed in 1981's An American Werewolf in London. (Which John Landis reproduced in Michael Jackson's Thriller.) With that, you sacrificed technical awe, but it seemed more organic and alive overall. That made it seem genuinely disturbing. With this, I don't get that feeling too much. Don't get me wrong, it looks AWESOME, but I can't say that it "scared" me.
Regardless, I'll be looking forward to this one.