Makeup Effects wizard Rick Baker is heading back to London next month...for a werewolf movie. You can check out the first pre-production photo on the below, which has Del Toro strangling Mr. Baker before he has applied any makeup.
Universal is set to begin filming The Wolfman next month on location February 8, 2008 for director Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo). This remake of the classic horror tale will star Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins. Romanek is helming the project, based on a screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker.
Plot Summary: Like the 1941 original that starred Lon Chaney Jr., the new film will be set in Victorian England. Del Toro will play a man who returns from America to his ancestral homeland, gets bitten by a werewolf and begins a hairy moonlight existence. FX maestro Rick Baker is on lycanthrope duties bringing "The Wolfman" to life.
The Wolfman will hit theaters Feb. 13, 2009.