I am The Wolf Man, coocoocachoo! There are times when remakes make me cringe, times when I'm indifferent and times when I start to get the itch of excitement. The latter usually comes from who is involved. It didn't scare or upset me to hear that Lon Chaney's Wolf Man was getting remade, because Benicio Del Toro's involvement just seemed right. Then we got Mark Romanekadded to the pot to make things interesting, and then in a moment of insanity or genius, Anthony Hopkins came on-board to play pops -- Sir John Talbot. Now TMZ has a photo up of Del Toro, who is in the midst of his role as Lawrence Talbot. While this isn't an on-set image, he's still looking wolfy.

Take a look at that mug! Well, imagine it without "The Hunted" truck cap and worn, leather jacket, because they make him look like a scary rapist or something. The hair... The look in his eye... This is what got me amped about the project. Will it be just like the original? Doubtful. Will it do it justice? My magic 8-ball says signs point to yes -- crap! I just pulled it out and actually asked, and it says: "Cannot Predict Now." Back when Hopkins jumped on, his agent had said it was a great script, but then again, as many great roles as he has had, he's also had some stinkers. According to the script review at Latino Review, we've got Victorian London in 1888, and Talbot is a Shakespearean actor performing Hamlet, picked for the passage: "To be or not to be, that is the question; whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing, end them." They also say screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker is at the top of his game. God, I hope so!
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