The folks at at Adrien Morot Special Makeup Effects Studio in Montreal are responsible for some amazing creations, from creature effects and animatronics to unsettlingly life-like dummies. Adrien was even nominated for a 2010 Academy Award for his incredible age makeup in Barney’s Version (although that was the year The Wolfman won, which makes me feel vaguely guilty for some reason).
A while back Adrien emailed me with some questions and comments about Werewolf News, which I was happy to answer, but he made one fatal mistake: he let on that he and his crew had done some extensive work for a recent, widely-released werewolf film. I’d seen glimpses of some awesome-looking werewolves in the film’s trailer, so I was keen to know more. (The film itself was <diplomacy>not great</diplomacy>, so I won’t get into it, but as The Wolfman reminds us, it’s possible to enjoy the eye-candy of great werewolf effects even if the film they’re in stinks.)
After badgering Adrian relentlessly for months (I guess he was busy, like, making more incredibly cool stuff), he was kind enough to provide Werewolf News some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and video of the werewolves’ builds and final results. Have a look!
“I have dreamed all my life to work on a werewolf movie,” he wrote in an email to me, “[and] when the producers approached me for this one, I simply couldn’t refuse.” I’m glad you didn’t, Adrien, and if another chance to create creatures like these comes your way, I hope you pounce on it. Thanks for sharing with us!