Werewolves are tough to do. They don’t have the sexy thing that vampires have going for them. Zombies are just a cipher for viruses. Werewolves are more complex and you always need to get into personal stories.
You do that with a bunch of hair on your face and that’s not sexy. That’s really tough to pull off visually, to do it from an effects stand point of view. I had sworn after the third Ginger Snaps I was never going to do another movie where I needed a guy in a suit on four legs. That was one of the first things I discussed with director David Hayter. He wanted them to be more human than wolf. I thought, ‘I’m okay with that.’ That has been done many times before as well, so it came down to beyond the characters and what these creatures had to accomplish, what were they going to look like? That’s when I said, ‘If I’m going to be involved, that’s where we spend all of our money.’
The number one concern is what are these werewolves going to look like? That’s why we hired David Elsey.
I’ve always loved American Werewolf in London. That’s the greatest telling of this particular classic mythology that there’s even been. When this opportunity came up, I really looked at as many werewolf movies as I could possibly stomach. There aren’t a lot of great ones. It’s a problem genre. I really loved Ginger Snaps, which was done by our producer Steven Hoban, but that’s not why I’m saying it. It’s a brilliantly executed story of two sisters growing apart because one is hitting adulthood.
If you’re going to do something new with this, you have to find a real- grounded metaphor to apply. Those were the two that really inspired me
wolf playing in the snow
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Wolves in Wyoming are once again being protected under the Endangered Species Act, just two years after those protections were taken away. A federal judge’s ruling last week found the state’s management plan for the animal “inadequate and un-enforceable.” In February, NPR’s Nate Rott took a comprehensive look at the wolf situation in the Western U.S.
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“There were some people who didn’t like the wolf scene. In particular one very important person. And he said, I don’t understand what this scene is doing in the movie. And I would always say to him, I’m not cutting it. That scene is why I’m making the movie.” - Wes Anderson
"And we stop and we see a wolf on a distant hill, and it’s a really beautiful, beautiful scene. It’s like so heart-warming because it’s just a beautiful moment between these foxes and little animals and this really like mysterious wolf who we’ve heard about the entire movie and who doesn’t talk in this scene and he’s not wearing clothes. He’s kind of, he represents I guess, the wild. He’s a wild wolf and animal, and it’s a beautiful moment where they have this great connection, and in that moment, it really like to me the point of that scene is let’s keep on being free. Let’s keep on being animals. And it’s such an uplifting moment, and like when I’ve seen it with audiences, a bunch of people break into huge cheers and hooting. It’s such an awesome, awesome scene. It really just blows my mind." - Jason Schwartzman