As technology progresses, more and more directors and studios have been CGI special effects instead of practical effects in their movies. Look at Van Helsing for example, the werewolf tears off his human skin to transform into the wolf. But after Sony's Emily Rose, Jennifer Carpenter proved that the actor is truly the one who makes the character special- even the actor under the Predator outfit in the first movie was special! Thank god Stan Winston and co. are on the same page as they've got special plans for Skinwalkers. Read on for the story...
"John Rosengrant of Stan Winston Studios told Sci-Fi Wire that the latest effort for the makeup master—the werewolf film Skinwalkers—won't focus much on the transformation of guy-into-wolf because it's been done to death. "It's not about the transformation, we're trying to scale it back," Rosengrant said in an interview for the upcoming film Doom. "We're taking it back to the actor on this one, and do it more organically and realistically—we hope anyway. It's going to be about the performance."
The horror film Skinwalkers, starring Jason Behr (Roswell), is being directed by Jason X director James Isaac, and is scheduled for release next year. Winston is producing the project, along with Cronenberg, who worked with Isaac on eXistenZ, Naked Lunch and The Fly.
Rosengrant, who was the creature supervisor for Doom, said he's flying to Canada next week to begin the werewolf film. "Skinwalkers is starting to shoot soon, and we're trying to make the werewolf look different," he said.
Rosengrant admitted their job is tough to make it look more realistic because "the werewolf transformation has been overplayed," he said. "We've seen all the long-snouted ones, and the great efforts by Rob Bottin [The Howling] and Rick Baker [Cursed, Wolf, An American Werewolf in London], so we're trying to show him get through in a different way."
Skinwalkers will also star Elias Koteas, Lyriq Bent, Sarah Carter and Kim Coates."