Universal Pictures sent over a note this evening that their upcoming horror remake The Wolfman has been rated ‘R’ for bloody horror, violence and gore. For fans, this should come as great news, as PG-13 horror films are becoming a tired trend. The remake, which stars Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving and Anthony Hopkins, has been moved around a bit — but with a solid February 12, 2010 release date in place and director Joe Johnston finished with the final cut, they are ready to unleash a major marketing push. And if you’re like me on this, you’re excited.
Part of the marketing for this film includes a very cool new website, a Universal Monster Legacy tour that celebrates 85 years of monster movies. It celebrates Dracula, Frankenstein, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Mummy and of course, the Wolfman. It’s a great little find for anyone who loves the original versions of these iconic monsters — which I do.