I always get excited when Universal revisits their classic Universal Monsters, but, the excitement is often followed in a bit of disappointment, specifically around Van Helsing. Talk about giving a writer/director the reigns and letting him do what he wants, they crammed so much in that movie, it ruined itself with its own potential. I’ll step off the soap box to give my news though, joining Benicio Del Toro in the remake of The Wolfman is Matrix-baddie Hugo Weaving (V for Vendetta, Lord of the Rings). Weaving will be starring as Detective Aberline, the film also stars Anthony Hopkins as the Father of the title character.
Joe Johnston is in the director’s chair on this one, though Jurassic Park 3 left something to be desired, October Sky was a great film, so I feel this project is in trusting hands. I doubt he’ll “van helsing,” this one.