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The remake of ''Film/TheWolfMan1941'', released in 2010 and starring Benicio del Toro. A PragmaticAdaptation and more of an {{Homage}} to its predecessor, some of the most noticeable differences from the original are that it's now set in [[VictorianBritain 1891 England]] as opposed to [[TheForties 1940s]] Wales, and is also much [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]] and more [[BloodierAndGorier violent]] than its counterpart.

LawrenceTalbot returns from America to his home estate to investigate the disappearance of his brother.Upon arriving home, he learns that his brother is dead, and the worst is yet to come....

The film [[AdaptationExpansion adds new characters and expands upon old]], and the werewolf designs are kept similar to the designs in the original and even use real makeup and costumes instead of relying on CGI.

Despite not being a box office success, the film did receive an Oscar for Best Makeup. Shortly afterwards, Universal announced plans to make the ''Wolf Man'' into a direct-to-video film franchise. The first one, ''Film/WerewolfTheBeastAmongUs'', was released in October 2012.

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!!This film has the examples of:
* AdaptationExpansion:
** The 2010 version explores a very different side of the relationship between Lawrence and his father as well as the psychological aspects the 1941 version wanted to do intentionally.
** Gwen and Lawrence's romance gets a little more foundation than in the original, mostly because this time around Gwen doesn't exactly have a living fiancé. This also does away with the creepy stalker undertones that took hold of the beginning of their relationship in the original.
** The [[MysteriousAnimalSenses side effects]] of becoming a werewolf, such as [[GoodThingYouCanHeal fast healing]], [[SuperSenses more acute hearing]], and [[SuperStrength increased physical strength]] are shown.
** Aberline is a new character, added to serve as a sort of an AntiVillain.
** Sir John's butler, Singh, is a new character as well.
** Albeit [[WeHardlyKnewYe very briefly]], we actually get to ''see'' Lawrence's brother and mother, who only received a passing mention in the original.
** In the extended cut, a good chunk of pre-establishment about Lawrence's father and mother are left out.
%%* AnyoneCanDie
* {{Badass}}:
** Lawrence Talbot.
** Aberline. But then again, when has Hugo Weaving ever played anything '''but''' a [[Film/VForVendetta bad]][[Film/TheMatrix ass]]?
* BadassGrandpa:
** Sir John Talbot.
** Singh.
* BallroomBlitz: The extended version has Lawrence's rampage through London take him into a conservatory ballroom. Carnage ensues.
* BattleAmongstTheFlames: The climax.
* BeastAndBeauty: Lawrence and Gwen technically qualify as this.
* BedlamHouse: Lawerence Talbot is sent to Lambert Asylum as the police believe he's a random but human nutcase rather than, well, the WolfMan. Their attempts to cure him of believing he is a werewolf includes forcefully dunking him, repeatly, into ice water. [[spoiler: As you can imagine, once the next full moon comes around, he escapes quite easily, killing most of the doctors in the process]].
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy:
** Years after failing to catch JackTheRipper in London, Inspector Abberline was sent to the Moors to investigate a werewolf's killings [[spoiler:and became a werewolf himself]].
** Creator/{{Max Von Sydow}}'s DeletedRole (still present in the director's cut) implies that the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beast_of_G%C3%A9vaudan Beast of Gévaudan]] was a werewolf.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Subverted. During one of Lawrence's rampages, he chases one of his hunters into a bog. Trapped, the hunter fires his revolver at Lawrence. It doesn't work, and the hunter attempts to shoot himself. Turns out that he spent his six on the beast, and gets graphically decapitated instead.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Talbots got issues to say the least.
* BlindAndTheBeast: Played with in a deleted scene. The beast crashes a masked party, drawn to the voice of a blind singer's solo. The party members don't scream because they think he's in (excellent) costume. The blind singer delicately reaches out to feel his face, having stopped singing to inspect the huffing and growling in front of her. Just when the wolf man is about to let her touch his face and [[CoolDownHug establish the only nonviolent interaction the beast had in the entire movie]], a guest [[TooDumbToLive suddenly tugs on his sleeve]] to [[InterruptedCoolDownHug interrupt]]. The rampage continues, starting with that guest having werewolf fangs in his skull and leaving the party with the singer intact, splattered with blood that isn't hers.
* BloodFromTheMouth: One of the more squicky parts of the werewolf transformation. What? You think those pointy teeth just poof into your mouth?! Might also possibly be from internal organs shifting around and what not...
* BloodierAndGorier: Far gorier than [[Film/TheWolfMan1941 the original]]. Numerous extras are mauled to death and even decapitated. The main character's [[PainfulTransformation transformation]] is also considerably more graphic.
* BodyHorror: All the transformation sequences, in all their [[PainfulTransformation bone-cracking]], [[NauseaFuel blood vomiting]] horror.
* CampbellCountry: Blackmoor definitely fits this trope, and it even comes complete with scary woods!
%%* {{Chiaroscuro}}
* CompositeCharacter: [[spoiler: Sir John Talbot]] replaces the Gypsy's son, Bela, [[spoiler:as the werewolf who gives Lawrence his curse.]] Ben Talbot replaces Frank Andrews as Gwen's fiancé.
* DeathByCameo: Rick Baker (the head make-up designer for the remake's wolfman and noted special effects guru for films like ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'') plays one of the first victims.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight [[spoiler: After Gwen's ShootTheDog moment, Lawrence [[ThisWasHisTrueForm returns to human form]] and spends his last moments of life in Gwen's arms before he appropriately dies at the end]]
* DivingSave: Lawrence saves a gypsy child by doing this right before the first werewolf attacks her.
* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]]: [[spoiler:Lawrence]] dies, as does his entire family, and [[spoiler:Aberline]] ends up infected with lycanthropy.
* DreamWithinADream: During one of Lawrence's hallucinations while in the Asylum and while healing.
* DrowningMySorrows: Lawrence after learning of Ben's death and then seeing what's left of him.
* TheEndOrIsIt: Combined with OhCrap at the conclusion, as the film ends with [[spoiler:Inspector Aberline clutching his bite-wounds and realizing he's been infected with lycanthropy too]].
* EtherealChoir: This ''is'' DannyElfman we're talking about, but it's not used as much as an effect compared to his other scores and is only used in a few scenes.
* EroticDream: Err, Somewhat. During one of Lawrence's hallucinations in the asylum, we see a back-naked Gwen for a few moments. Probably {{foreshadowing}} to his growing feelings toward her and a possible subconscious desire to be with her.
* EvilDetectingDog: More like "Evil Detecting Horses", in this case. Also evil detecting bear and evil detecting deer. Ironically averted by the single one dog (it ''always'' growls at Lawrence, well before he is infected, while it is completely oblivious to the original werewolf [[spoiler:because he is its owner]]).
* ExcuseMeComingThrough: A more humorous moment in the film where Aberline invades a house and interrupts an in-progress violin recital in order to catch up to Lawrence during his London rampage.
* ExtraExtraReadAllAboutIt: Complete with the classic little Victorian British boy in a cap on the corner of the sidewalk selling newspapers.
* ExtremelyDustyHome: Talbot Hall is certainly untidy to say the least.
* FailedASpotCheck: Dr. Hoenneger gets so wrapped up in discussing Lawrence's delusions and the treatment he's devised, that he's the last person in the room to notice Lawrence is transforming right behind him.
* FamousLastWords:
** "Help! Help me! Somebody help me! Help!" [[spoiler:Ben Talbot]]
** "Help me! Help!" [[spoiler:Doctor Hoenneger]]
** "You're heir to my kingdom, Lawrence. You've always been heir to my kingdom." [[spoiler:Sir John Talbot]]
** "Thank you." [[spoiler:Lawrence Talbot]]
* FollowTheLeader: Was released to capitalise on the paranormal romance trend started by ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.
* ForgingScene: When the village brings their silver to be forged into bullets for protection.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: When Lawrence begins his first transformation, his father moves into the shadows, with his eyes creepily glowing in the darkness -- albeit only for a moment.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: Love it or hate it, the movie had awesome costumes.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Almost played straight at the beginning, when Ben Talbot is killed by the werewolf. When the werewolf makes its first strike, you get a closeup of Ben's pained and shocked expression (which was all that was shown in the trailers), until the camera pans down to show his intestines beginning to leak out. Played partially straight when the werewolf slaughters the members of the hunting party who get trapped in the pit (the shots are too close and dark to see much beyond blood and flesh flying). In the same scene, one of the hunters fires his shotgun, and in the muzzle flash you see the werewolf standing behind him before the scene cuts.
%%* GraveClouds
* HannibalLecture: From [[spoiler:Sir [[SilenceOfTheLambs John Talbot]], appropriately enough]].
* HealingFactor: One of the upsides of being a werewolf.
* HerrDoctor: The film has a very terrifying sequence set in a European asylum apparently staffed exclusively by this stereotype.
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: In the final scene, we see that Gwen is able to reach Lawrence and stops him from attacking her. It seems, for a moment, that Lawrence may actually pull through. That is, until the hunters show up, and [[InterruptedCooldownHug break]] his moment of clarity, which inevitably forces Gwen to shoot him.]]
* HorrorStruck: Lawrence is initially skeptical to being a werewolf and towards werewolves in general, until, you know, he actually ''becomes'' one. Played a little more straight with [[spoiler:Aberline, upon realizing he's been bitten]].
* IllKillYou: Played straight with Lawrence to [[spoiler:his father when he learns he was the werewolf who bit him '''AND''' killed his mother and brother]]. Lawrence saying this to the assembled doctors is [[PlayingWithATrope almost a subversion]]. [[LargeHam Despite the delivery]], Lawrence is [[CassandraTruth trying to warn]] them that he's a dire threat, rather than making a promise of revenge.
%%* IKissYourHand
* InterruptedCooldownHug: [[spoiler:Gwen gives Lawrence a CooldownHug in the end, but that angry mob just had to come by and ruin everything.]]
* ItsPersonal: Lawrence in relation to [[spoiler:his own father, who is revealed to have killed his wife and oldest son and bit Lawrence, thus spreading the curse to him.]]
* ItWorksBetterWithBullets: Lawrence sneaks back into his home and borrows the Loyal Servant's cache of silver shotgun bullets. He finally confronts his father and pulls the trigger... [[spoiler: only to have his father smile and say "I removed the powder from those cartridges years ago."]]
* JackTheRipper: It's mentioned that Aberline was in charge of the Ripper case before being assigned to Blackmoor. [[HistoricalInJoke Historically]], he [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Abberline was]].
* KillTheOnesYouLove: The first werewolf kills his wife and son; Lawrence kills [[spoiler:his father]] and almost kills Gwen too.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Talbot's werewolf form is always introduced by three short notes on a violin.
* [[spoiler:LetThemDieHappy: Lawrence dies in the end, but he stays alive for a few moments to reassure and thank Gwen for "setting him free." However, he dies before learning that he has bitten Aberline and cursed him as well. He could also be happy from realizing that since he was still alive to that point meant he had succeeded in defeating his father, meaning neither of them will hurt anyone again. However, this only makes the ending more tragic when we find out what becomes of Aberline.]]
* LikeFatherLikeSon: [[spoiler:Lawrence's father is the werewolf who bit him, and in turn, passed his werewolf curse on to him.]]
* LogoJoke: The film features two versions. In the theatrical cut, the Universal Earth reveals a full moon. The unrated director's cut kept the Art-Deco Globe logo featured in [[Film/TheWolfMan1941 the original 1941 version]], albeit a darker version.
* LosingYourHead: Several people are quite headless by the end of this movie.
* MadeOfPlasticine: You might as well be if you're unfortunate enough to cross paths with the werewolves in this movie.
* MagicPants: It's also more like ''Magic Shirts''.
* MenAreTheExpendableGender:
** A big offender; dozens of men are killed and messily dismembered on screen while the very few female deaths are merely implied. [[spoiler: Or, in the case of Lawrence's mother played for maximum tragedy and horror as against the {{Gorn}} the male victims go through.]]
** A particularly bad example occurs in a deleted scene, in which the werewolf hears a blind woman giving a singing performance and goes to investigate. As he approaches the singer, a man grabs him by the wrist, thinking he's another guest (the performance is also a costume party). It makes sense that the werewolf would freak out and kill the guy for that, given how crazy we see werewolves are. Then we get all of the guests running away, leaving the blind singer alone and confused, not knowing who the growling person in front of her is. She starts touching the werewolf's face ''and he doesn't do a thing to her''! In fact, he doesn't move until Aberline shoots at him through a window! The singer is left entirely untouched.
* MindScrew [=/=] WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Did Gwen really visit Lawrence in the asylum? Or did Sir John for that matter? Is there some hidden symbolism behind the razor and all the candles everywhere?! Plus all the symbolism and foreshadowing in the hallucination sequences. [[WildMassGuessing Perhaps Lawrence just imagined the whole movie!]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Most of the movie takes place in sleepy little English hamlet of ''Blackmoor'', that's not ominous at all!
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** [[spoiler:Gwen stops Aberline from shooting Lawrence, which in turn causes him to get bitten. However, this really doesn't do much good since Gwen ends up shooting Lawrence herself in the end. Although, she's somewhat justified since she was still convinced she could reach Lawrence, and well... [[IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight she was right]]. Plus, she probably figured that Lawrence would have finished off Aberline instead of chasing after her instead.]]
** [[spoiler: Whilst in the Hindu Kush, the locals who told Sir John about the feral child in the cave, thus causing him to get infected.]]
%%* NoisyNature
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: {{Justified|Trope}} with Lawrence, since in this version he spent most of his life in America where his accent probably dissipated, but it's possible to still hear Sir Anthony's lilt. Since Benicio is a native Spanish speaker, his accent does seem to slip in a few scenes with varying degrees, which in turn ''might'' be justifiable as well, since his mother in this version was visibly of some Spanish decent. He still gets Brownie Points for a good effort.
%%* NightmareSequence
* NotHisSled: [[spoiler:Lawrence is not killed by his father, nor does it turn out that Malevra's son is the one who bit him. Instead, his father is the werewolf that killed Lawrence's brother and bit him. The film ends with Lawrence, as a werewolf, killing his transformed father and in turn being shot by Gwen. This leads to a SequelHook where we see that the police officer investigating the entire situation had also been bitten.]]
* {{Novelization}}: Jonathan Maberry wrote one. It's noteworthy in that the author only had two months to pen the entire thing, yet the book is generally seen as a big improvement over the film. It mostly adheres to the final cut of the movie, with a couple of scenes added (such as deleted scenes) and more fleshed-out characters. There is only one significant alteration: Lawrence figures out who the werewolf on his own and does so earlier on.
%%* OminousFog
* OrWasItADream: Did Gwen really visit Lawrence in the Asylum or was she just a hallucination?
%%* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent
* PainfulTransformation: Turning into a werewolf is ''much'' more painful than the ol' days of the stop motion transformation sequences where the worst part was just sitting still long enough while they applied makeup, it involves a lot of snapping bones and blood from the mouth.
%%* PeekABooCorpse
* PlayingTheHeartStrings: DannyElfman's score definitely makes very good use of the strings. Probably as a subtle ShoutOut to the original score.
%%* PointyEars
* ThePowerOfLove: Lawrence's feelings for Gwen [[spoiler:bring out what's left of his humanity, but only right before Gwen "sets him free."]]
%%* PragmaticAdaptation
* RageAgainstTheReflection: Lawrence angrily flips a mirror around when he sees the bite wound he received less than a month prior has healed without leaving a single mark.
%%* ReflectiveEyes: "''Gwen...''"
* RevisedEnding: The original ending, in the rough draft of the screenplay that was leaked online before the movie's release, had Lawrence [[spoiler:''throw himself off a cliff'' in order to save Gwen from himself.]]
* RoofHopping: Werewolf style!
* RustproofBlood: Averted: the dried blood we see on Lawrence ranges from rust colored to almost [[BlackBlood black]] in some instances.
* ScareChord: The overwhelming majority of the frights in the film are solely due to this, rather than anything that actually happens on screen.
* SceneryPorn: There's countless gorgeous shots of the English country side coupled with the elaborate sets and props.
* SequelHook: [[spoiler:Lawrence Talbot bites Inspector Aberline.]]
* ShoutOut: Even though the remake differs significantly from the original, they did keep a few tidbits from the 1941 version:
** Gwen's family owns an antique shop
** Lawrence's cane is similar to the one in the original, sporting a wolf's head and star.
** Sir John beating the crap out of Lawrence with said cane [[spoiler:but not in self defense, oh, far from it]].
** The telescope.
** Also a possible ShoutOut combined with a meta-example of a StealthPun: Lawrence, who has lived in the United States since he was a child, and who has recently contracted lycanthropy, is sent to an asylum in London. Making him, naturally, ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''.
** The gypsy girl Lawrence saves is named Maria, which might possibly be a subtle nod to Maria Ouspenskaya, who played Maleva in the original.
** Del Toro's Talbot bears a striking resemblance to OliverReed's Leon from the HammerHorror ''Film/TheCurseOfTheWerewolf.'' And you don't get more Spanish with a name like Benicio del Toro. The idea that love might inhibit the transformation is also from ''Curse''.
** Might be a subtle shout out to ''Film/WerewolfOfLondon''. Not just for the fact Lawrence terrorized London for part of the film, but mainly for the ending scenes. [[spoiler:Lawrence stays alive long enough to thank Gwen for shooting him and reassures her that it was the right thing to do, much like Dr. Glendon reassures his wife and friends in a similar nature.]]
** The fact that [[spoiler:Sir John received the curse from the bite of a feral child is an even subtler one. In the earliest treatment of the original movie, the titular Wolf Man would have been an orphan raised by wolves. This upbringing would have been the source of his lycanthropy. He received the bite in ''Tibet'', just like Dr. Glendon.]]
* ShoutOutToShakespeare: Quite a few from ''Hamlet'', considering Lawrence is an actor in this version whose most recent play '''was''' ''Hamlet'' and the references and parallels to the play are played pretty creepily in the film. And ''Hamlet'' was famously played by Sir ''[[MeaningfulRename Lawrence]]'' Olivier.
* SilverBullet: What kind of remake would it be if it didn't have at least one silver bullet? And [[RedHerring unlike the original]], [[spoiler:the silver bullet is actually fired into a werewolf's body!]]
%%* SlashedThroat: Several!
* StopTrick: The transformation sequences were shot as a series of these.
%%* SuperWindowJump
%%* SupernaturalAngst
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Werewolves' eyes turn gold as part of their transformation.
%%* SwordCane
%%* ThisWasHisTrueForm
* TimeLapse: The film uses many time lapses of the sky and moon. Although the majority are used as a part of a TimePassesMontage.
%%* TorchesAndPitchforks
%%* TragicMonster
%%* TransformationSequence
%%* TravelMontage
* TravellingAtTheSpeedOfPlot: In preparation for the climax, Lawrence, Gwen, and Inspector Aberline all travel from London to the village, leaving at roughly the same time. Lawrence is on foot and seems to be keeping away from the roads. Gwen is on horseback. Aberline is in a horse-drawn carriage with several other policemen. They all arrive on the same day.
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Maleva tells Gwen that there ''might'' be a way to [[ThePowerOfLove lift the curse]], albeit very risky one... but we don't get to hear it. [[spoiler:Cruelly subverted: looks like it's working, but ultimately the plan fails due to hunters arriving.]]
* VictorianBritain: Setting for the majority of the film, until we eventually venture to...
* VictorianLondon: The setting for part of the second and third act.
%%* ViralTransformation
* WeirdMoon: Averted: The time between each transformation is roughly 28 days apart.
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