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Is television quickly becoming overly swamped with horror themed shows? Or can the medium really help expand stories and develop characters beyond the usual 2 hour feature length. Well NBC seem to think the latter as they're busy developing a new series based on Joe Johnston's 2010 monster horror feature 'The Wolfman'. Deadline have picked up on news of the new project which Dan Knauf ('Dracula', 'Carnivale') will be heading. With yesterday's announcement of an upcoming show based on Frank Darabont's 'The Mist' it does seem that absolutely anything is up fro grabs at the moment. The movie, which was a remake of Curt Siodmak's 1941 version of the 'The Wolf Man', starred Benicio Del Toro ('Sin City') and Emily Blunt ('Looper'). »
NBC is to adapt The Wolfman for television.
The franchise originated with a 1941 movie featuring horror legend Lon Chaney Jr in the title role.
NBC's new adaptation is being eyed for Friday nights - in the slot currently occupied by Dracula - where it will air alongside supernatural drama Grimm.
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NBC is developing a new series based upon the classic Universal Monster movie The Wolfman with a view to the show joining the network's supernatural programming block, which currently features Grimm and Dracula.
According to Deadline, The Wolfman "is described as a supernatural thriller that explores what it means to be a man and to be human. It centers on Lawrence Talbot, who is afflicted by an ancient curse and jacks into the powerful, primordial soul of the alpha-predator."
The Wolfman is being headed upon by Dracula executive producer and head writer Daniel Knauf, and will take its inspiration from Joe Johnston's 2010 feature film starring Benicio del Toro, which was itself a remake of the 1941 classic The Wolf Man. »
- Gary Collinson
We’ve just learnt that Us network NBC is digging the depths of the horror vaults once again to bring us a new envisioning of The Wolfman.
The story of The Wolfman follows Larry Talbot, a man who has an unfortunate encounter with a werewolf and ends up going a bit Teen Wolf (but without the car surfing). We’ve already had two big screen renditions: the classic Universal Monsters 1941 movie starring Lon Chaney. Jr and the 2010 remake featuring Benicio del Toro in the titular role.
Dan Knauf, the writer who brought us CARNIVÀLE, is currently supervising the project. Whether it’ll have more bite than this year’s Dracula, which Knauf also penned, remains to be seen.
The post Bark At The Moon: ‘Wolfman’ Coming To Small Screen appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
One of NBC’s biggest assets is Universal’s collection of classic movie monsters. You know the gang, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein‘s monster, The Mummy, The Invisible Man. The list goes on and on.
The peacock network has already turned one of its most famous monsters, Dracula, into a contemporary TV show with Jonathan Rhys Meyers (read our review). Now, they’re looking to bring The Wolfman to the small screen.
Deadline reports NBC is in the process of developing a TV adaptation of The Wolfman based on the 2010 feature film starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins. (You would be forgiven if you don’t remember that movie, which was ...
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- Rob Frappier
The resurrection of Universal's classic movie monsters for the small screen continues apace. NBC has already successfully brought Dracula back to life on Friday nights, in the person of Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and now some of the same creative talent will be involved in conjuring up a new version of The Wolfman. Rather than reboot things entirely, the prospective series will be based on the 2010 film version starring Benicio Del Toro as Lawrence Talbot, a famous actor in late 19th century England who returns home to his estranged family and learns of his true destiny. According to Deadline, the series will be "a supernatural thriller that explores what it means to be a man and to be human. It centers on Lawrence Talbot, who is afflicted by an ancient curse and jacks into the...
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NBC is tapping into Universal Pictures' horror catalog once again by developing a TV series based on the 2010 feature film The Wolfman, which starred Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins. That film was a remake of the 1941 classic The Wolf Man that starred Lon Chaney Jr. as the title character.
Dracula head writer and executive producer Daniel Knauf is writing the pilot script and executive producing. The show will tackle themes of being a man and a human, centering on Lawrence Talbott, who suffers from an ancient curse that transforms him into a vicious werewolf when a full moon appears.
Scott Stuber, who produced The Wolfman movie, will serve as executive producer alongside Daniel Knauf and Quan Phung. No production schedule was given, but if the network orders The Wolfman to series, it will likely find a home on its Friday night block of supernatural-themed programming, which includes Grimm and Dracula. »
Could Dracula get some monster-mash company on Friday nights?
NBC is developing a werewolf drama from Dracula executive producer Daniel Knauf, the network confirmed. The project is based on Universal’s (rather forgettable) 2010 film The Wolfman (the one that starred Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins), which was itself based on a previous 1941 version. Naturally the TV series is likely to chart its own creative path.
One can certainly understand why NBC wants to brand Fridays with a horror block: Grimm has been solid-ish, and the concept helps fill prime-time holes on a notoriously tough night of the week with original scripted programming. »
- James Hibberd
It's taken a few episodes to find its footing, but Daniel Knauf's recent spin on "Dracula" has finally come into its own, making for some great TV with a classic character. Universal is obviously pleased as well because they're ready to let Knauf sink his claws into another of their iconic characters.
According to Deadline, NBC is developing a contender for its Friday supernatural block anchored by "Grimm," which is currently paired with "Dracula." It hails from "Dracula" executive producer/head writer Knauf ("Carnivale") and is based on Universal Pictures’ Scott Stuber-produced 2010 feature The Wolfman, starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins, which in turn was a remake of the 1941 movie.
"The Wolfman" is one of two projects Knauf has at NBC, along with a supernatural telenovela produced by Electus that is part of the company’s 3-for-1 telenovela deal at NBC, intended to result in a 13-episode order. »
- Uncle Creepy
NBC has added a new small screen horror project to its upcoming lineup. Deadline reports the network is now developing a series based on The Wolfman and asserts it is based on the 2010 remake. "The Wolfman" series follows Lawrence Talbot (Played by Benicio Del Toro in the most recent film and Lon Chaney, Jr in the earlier films) who becomes cursed with the lycanthropic transformation. Dan Knauf, who is also the producer/writer of NBC's "Dracula," is showrunning and is, meanwhile, developing a separate genre series for the network. An original concept, the untitled project follows six governesses of Los Angeles' Hancock Park Women's Club who use supernatural powers to control the city. »
Asa Butterfield still has plenty of years ahead of him playing teenagers, so it.s encouraging that he.s sticking to parts in movies that aren.t immediately forgettable - The Wolfman notwithstanding. If negotiations pan out, he.ll soon star alongside Clive Owen in the indie comedy King of the Kastle for Benaroya Pictures. In what will most assuredly be a non-teenager role, Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) is also set to star. In the film, which hasn.t revealed much by way of plot, Owen will play a cheating husband who finds himself the target of a blackmail plot from a teenager, the role that Butterfield would take. Weaver.s co-starring role isn't specified in the casting report from The Wrap. I can.t wait to see Butterfield in a comedic film, as he.s best know for more dramatic roles in films such as The Boy and »
For a legendary monster makeup designer like Rick Baker, it’s no surprise that Halloween is his favorite holiday.
“Designing Halloween makeup looks for friends and family is one of my favorite things to do,” says Baker, who has taken home Oscars for designing the looks of the creatures in seven films, including “An American Werewolf in London,” “Harry and the Hendersons,” “Men In Black,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “The Wolfman.”
He’s long wanted to design his own makeup kit for Halloween after seeing what’s sold in stores during the season. “Most of the stuff you buy features a design on the package that’s impossible to re-create,” he says. “Even Rick Baker can’t do that makeup with that product.”
Mac Cosmetics gave Baker the chance to give consumers something better this year, by creating a collection that can be used to reproduce three looks – a zombie, »
- Marc Graser
Makeup maestro Rick Baker did something a little different for Halloween this year: he created a collection for Mac Cosmetics, along with three unique looks using the products. We've been following this collection since it was first announced, and watched eagerly when Mac released demo videos with Baker. Now we spoke to the man himself, who told us about the pros and cons of doing monster makeup with a mainstream company and how he chose his looks. Bonus: check out the amusing Maleficent anecdote at the end.
Why create a collection for Mac?
It’s Halloween! That’s my holiday! Halloween is a big deal with me. I always thought it would be cool to do some kind of Halloween makeup kit. I envisioned something that was more for the general consumer, but I had a relationship with Mac because I had done a master class with them where I »
- Alyse Wax
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Fantastic Four, Batman vs. Superman, Justice League: Mortal, Arrow, Wonder Woman, Batman Beyond, The Dark Knight Returns, Justice League: War, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Ultimate Spider-Man and more...
With the New York Comic-Con taking place this weekend, we'll kick off a slightly early Week in Spandex with 2013's final superhero offering Thor: The Dark World. The Chris Hemsworth-headlined solo sequel is due to hit cinemas here in the UK in less than three weeks and Marvel Studios has continued to deliver a stream of promotional content from its second Phase Two feature, including a featurette centred around the fan favourite villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston »
- Gary Collinson
Pregnant Celebrities - Emily Blunt is pregnant. The 30-year-old actress and her husband John Krasinski are expecting their first child together and are delighted to be becoming parents. A representative for the British beauty has confirmed the news to Us Weekly magazine and Emily is due to give birth in a few months. The couple got married in July 2010 in Como, Italy, and have been together since November 2008. It seems having a baby has been on Emily's mind for some time. Last year, 'The Wolfman' star revealed she and John, 33, had been discussing starting a family. In an interview with Manhattan magazine, she said: ''We want to have children, I just don't know when yet. I'm just not sure about the timing of all of that. We're both from big families, so I think it's something we want.'' Emily - who was previously in a relationship with »
Spartacus fans can relive the entire third and final season this week when Spartacus: War of The Damned - The Complete Third Season debuts on three-disc Blu-ray and DVD September 3. Liam McIntyre stars as Spartacus, who leads thousands of rebel slaves into battle against the mighty Roman army. We have a contest lined up where fans can win a copy of the Blu-ray. Take a look at how you can win below.
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Spartacus: War of The Damned - The Complete Third Season takes place following the defeat of Roman commander Gaius Claudius Glaber. Spartacus and his men have amassed major victories against the Romans after the Battle of Vesuvius. These victories have not only forged the legend of Spartacus, but have greatly increased the ranks of the rebellion slaves to »
Fox hired Adi in an 11th hour scramble to reconceive The Beast for X-men First Class and Alec Gillis jumped on a plane to London to meet with director Matthew Vaughn. Alec's surprise that another designer had been hired turned to delight when he discovered he was to be teamed with Adi alum Dave Elsey. Dave had been one of the London crew on Alien 3, and would go on to win an Oscar on The Wolfman. Dave's wife Lou brought her considerable hair working talents to the mix too. With crews in London and L.A., the team pulled off a minor miracle in short order! Was there any discussion about making The Beast look like Kelsey Grammer's version seen in X-Men: The Last Stand? Tom Woodruff Jr.: By the time the show dropped in our laps, a certain amount of design work had already been done by another Mufx studio, »
Guardians of the Galaxy is a bit of an oddity in the Marvel Universe. Don’t get me wrong, it seems like a cool film and I know it has its loyal fanbase, but compared to the rest of the properties that we’ve been seeing from the comic book juggernaut lately, it’s more of a difficult sell when it comes to attracting mainstream audiences.
Aside from casting news and a bit of speculation, we still don’t know too much about the film and likely won’t for some time. Everyone’s excited to see the first glimpse of footage but with that August 1st, 2014 release date still over a year away, I wouldn’t expect a trailer anytime soon. For now, all we can hope for is that the characters show up in other Marvel films, which seems likely given the company’s history of teasing their »
- Matt Joseph
Former Doctor Who star Gillan will play Nebula, a space pirate and the self-proclaimed granddaughter of Thanos, claims Den of Geek.
Pace - who starred in Pushing Daisies - was allegedly confirmed as the Kree leader Ronan the Accuser.
He was previously named as one of the contenders for the role of Star-Lord that eventually went to Chris Pratt.
The Wolfman's del Toro will reportedly take on the role The Collector, one of the cosmically powered, amoral group called the Elders of the Universe.
Guardians of the Galaxy will arrive in cinemas on August 1, 2014.
Photo gallery - Marvel at the Movies: »
A little over a year ago, Universal Pictures Chairman Adam Fogelson sat alone at a table during the after-party for the premiere of Oliver Stone's "Savages" and somewhat plaintively asked a reporter from TheWrap when the abuse would end. After years of costly flops including "The Wolfman," "Cowboy & Aliens" and, more recently, "Battleship," Fogelson felt like the media's whipping post. But a funny thing happened in the days after that premiere. A movie called "Ted" opened to more than $50 million domestically and went on to gross more than $500 million »
- Lucas Shaw
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