‘Van Helsing’.. The Exterminator

Inside is an interview transcribed from The Daily Telegraph with Van Helsing himself, Hugh Jackman. Universal’s film that hits theaters May 7 will bring Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolf Man together for one epic picture! The trailer is also set to hit within the next few weeks, along with a website. Read on for the interview!
Jackman’s Landing has taken the time to transcribed a great interview with Hugh Jackman from The Daily Telegraph about his upcoming role in Van Helsing, which hits theaters on May 7, “Van Helsing is basically a mercenary for the Catholic church and he’s hired by them to kill posessed souls.” Jackman says. “It’s kind of like 20th century black ops, so any possessed soul that is out there, Van Helsing’s job is to go out there and exterminate them. He’s also on a private quest because he’s a very conflicted character. It’s fair to say he’s disgruntled, he’s not really happy in his job and his job is kind of an admission of failure.

“The movie is set in Transylvannia and it’s quite fantastical. There is Dracula, vampires, werewolves; it’s kind of like the dogs of the moors from 100 years ago. It’s a lot of fun and a little bit spooky. Van Helsing is not just a cool James Bond where he shoots the villain, and has a bit of a snigger and a laugh and moves onto the next one, Van Helsing is psychologically very interesting.”

And also very physical. As actors go, Jackman is more from the van Damme – rather than Robbie Coltrane – school of fitness. “I’d say this is the hardest movie I’ve ever done in terms of the physical demands,” Jackman confesses.

Van Helsing stars Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, Shuler Hensley, Will Kemp, Kevin J. O’Connor, Elena Anaya, Silvia Colloca, Josie Maran and Sam West.

Follow the link above for more, and thanks to Comingsoon.net for the heads up!

Source: Jackman's Landing, Comingsoon, The Daily Telagraph