Entertainment Weekly has the first pictures of Benicio Del Toro in full makeup for The Wolf Man.

Rick Baker did the make up work on this remake (the original was in 1941) and Benicio looks awesome as a wolf. I’m going to be having nightmares about this when I fall asleep at work.

I know make up artists don’t get a lot of credit, but Baker has worked on everything from Star Wars to Batman Forever to Nutty Professor, so he knows his stuff. But what prepared him for this movie, in my opinion, was his work on a personal favorite of mine, Harry and the Hendersons. Read more about it in the EW interview.

Also starring beside Benicio are Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, and Hugo Weaving. Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park 3) is directing.

The Wolf Man is scheduled for February 13, 2009.