The Wolfman has suffered through several delays, which is usually a bad sign. Actress Emily Blunt has tried to explain the delays by saying that the movie "needed to cook a little bit more," and producer Scott Stuber agrees, though his explanation involves more technical details.
The visual effects work was so complex that some of the stuff wasn't ready. There were so many textures we had to create, like landscapes of London and all the elements within the London sequence; they just weren't where they needed to be.
It's an authentic, make-up-driven film, but there are transitional pieces that we needed to do in CG, so you didn't have to cut away during the change in the monster. Integrating the make-up and the effects to make them feel like one cohesive whole was always going to be a challenge and it's something we've had to work through.
Beyond the special effects delays, Stuber says another scene was needed.
We needed one more piece between Benicio [Del Toro] and Emily [Blunt]. We added a new scene during the post-bite, pre-transformation sequence when he's starting to realize something's wrong.
Despite everything, Stuber remains confident about the movie, calling it "a big quality piece of entertainment" that's "beautiful, rich, gothic, tragic - it's everything you hope it would be." Posted 12.28.09 by Ryan