Universal Pictures' remake of The Wolf Man was originally supposed to come out Nov. 12, 2008. Even if it had come out on Feb. 13, April 3 or Nov. 6 of this year, when it was tentatively rescheduled, we would have seen it by now. It is finally coming out on Feb. 12, 2010, after some additional shooting. But co-star Emily Blunt says it's still the film she set out to make two years ago.
"Not much [changed]," Blunt said in a group interview Friday in Los Angeles, where she was promoting The Young Victoria. "I mean, we did additional shooting, but I hear it's great."
Blunt could not reveal the content of the additions she shot earlier this year. But she reports that Universal Pictures is putting its full support behind the film, despite its flip-flops on the release date. "They're psyched about it, so I can't wait to see it," she said. "I hear good buzz about it."
In the new Wolfman, Benicio del Toro plays Lawrence Talbot, the character Lon Chaney Jr. played in the 1941 original. Talbot returns to his home in Victorian-era England, where he discovers he is cursed to turn into a wolf at the full moon. Blunt revisited the Chaney film to play leading lady Gwen Conliffe and said little has changed.
"Listen, a damsel in distress is a damsel in distress," Blunt said. "I certainly ran and screamed a lot. There's a lot of that going on. In a dress, it's not easy, in a tight corset."