Well, there’s two reasons to celebrate the upcoming Wolf Man remake. One is that it’s not directed by Stephen Sommers, purveyor of suckfest remakes. Two is that Sir Anthony Hopkins yesterday said that he’s playing the Claude Rains role of Talbot, Sr. And Hopkins is excellent, even in crap films. And we like it when he gets a paycheck.
But no, seriously, even though all remakes are guilty until proven innocent, playing the Wolf Man has been a goal of Benicio del Toro‘s for a long damn time, so let’s hope that his passion for the project keeps it from sucking.
Now, I couldn’t find the original Wolf Man to post, sadly. But I did find a couple of adverse video gems to share with you tonight. First up is the answer to the question: what would happen if Remus Lupin had sought a teacher’s position elsewhere after leaving Hogwarts …and gone bad? The answer is… WEREWOLF IN A GIRLS’ DORMITORY. Well, kinda.
And then if you want to get really goofy (and you’re on this site, so I’m assuming the answer to that would be yes), there’s Dean Stockwell as The Werewolf of Washington, if you want some truly adverse video to spend your evening, then by all means: