Universal Orlando has announced that a live-action treatment of The Wolfman will play a major part of its 2009 Halloween Horror Night events, presumably as part of the marketing effort leading up to the film’s release on November 6. From the press release:
Universal Orlando is partnering with Universal Pictures to bring one of the year’s most highly anticipated films, “The Wolfman,” to life so guests can experience it firsthand before it hits theaters on November 6. …“Halloween Horror Nights is the perfect launch for ‘The Wolfman,’” says the film’s producer Scott Stuber. “The horror audience is one of the most enthusiastic and loyal so we are so pleased they are experiencing it first at Halloween Horror Nights.”
Planning and set-up for the events are still underway so there aren’t any specific details regarding how The Wolfman will be showcased, beyond visitors being able to watch “as ‘The Wolfman’s’ alter-ego, Lawrence Talbot, discovers a primal side of himself he didn’t know existed.” Presumably there will be some element of transformation, which would be cool.
Halloween Horror Nights are slated for September 25-26, October 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 21-25 and 28-31. Tickets are $69.99 US plus tax, and can be pre-ordered at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com or by calling 1-888-467-7677 (HORROR-7).