The Wolfman is a 2010 remake of the 1941 classic horror film of the same name. The plot, however, was significantly altered. First released on February 10, 2010 in France, and directed by Joe Johnston, the film stars Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving and Geraldine Chaplin. Although it was originally scheduled for a November 6, 2009 release in the United States, it had been pushed back several times and was finally released on February 12, 2010.
Lawrence Talbot (Benicio del Toro), a renowned Shakespearean actor, is touring London and races to the family's estate in Blackmoor after being informed of his brother's death. He has been estranged from his family for many years since his father, Sir John Talbot (Anthony Hopkins) sent him to an insane asylum after witnessing his mother's mysterious death.
Lawrence promises Gwen (Emily Blunt), his brother's widow, that he will investigate his brother's death. Lawrence goes to the gypsy camp on the night of a full moon looking for clues of the murder. A superhumanly strong wolf-like creature descends on the camp, slaughtering many people. Lawrence is attacked by the creature, who bites him on the shoulder before being chased off by the armed townspeople.
Lawrence soon becomes a werewolf and learns of his curse. On the search for the truth, he's trailed by the suspicion-filled Inspector Francis Aberline (Hugo Weaving) who decided to take on the case of the mysterious murders. Through a treacherous and obstacle filled series of events, it is later revealed to him that his mother did not kill herself, but instead his father (who, too, is a werewolf) gruesomely slaughtered her in full view of his past self. On the next full moon, Lawrence transforms into a werewolf and attacks a party of hunters; the following morning, his father assists the authorities in the apprehension of Lawrence and they take him to the secluded asylum in London. After a violent escape from the 'prison', he is assisted by Gwen, whom he shares both his secret and feelings for in a passionate kiss. As night falls, he confronts his father in a large mansion, where both the inspector and Gwen follow him into. Before the hideouts are able to enter, both father and son transform, battling out the overdue feud of their lifetime; after some time, John is beheaded by Lawrence, but Aberline bursts through the door, wielding a gun and aims it at the distraught werewolf, and at the last second, Gwen pushes the gun out of the line of fire (and steals it), also getting the inspector bit in the process. After getting chased by Lawrence, Gwen ends up on her back, pinned down near a steep drop by the snarling wolfman; she finds the tenderness within him long enough to distract him and shoot him through the heart. With a slump into her arms, he shifts back into his human form and with a last breath, mutters, 'Thank you'.
A crowd of people rush up with Inspector Aberline in front, still bleeding from the bite and holding the silver cane that Talbot once owned.