When I went back to St. Louis to visit my family over the holidays, I stumbled upon a 20-something 7-11 employee whose forearms featured tattoos of horror legends: Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, and Bela Lugosi all held places of pride. After I picked my jaw up off the floor, we chatted about all the crap that's made these days, and the lack of respect for the movies those men made. I mention that guy at this particular moment because I know he's having a rage-filled morning: Universal is remaking The Wolf Man.

Originally made in 1941 with Lon Chaney, Jr. in the title role (not to mention the supporting talents of A-list names like Claude Raines, Ralph Bellamy, and a dude named Bela), the film is "stylishly-made" and incredibly entertaining, despite its solidly B-movie status. Though the remake will share the original's Victorian England location, but since Universal can't leave well-enough alone, it will also feature new characters and plot elements "that take advantage of cutting-edge visual effects technology." Yippee, CGI!

Wolf Man fan Benicio Del Toro will star and co-produce, and the "new" screenplay is being written by Andrew Kevin Walker.

[via Dark Horizons]
categories Movies, Cinematical