Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson may have stolen the show with their revealing half-time number, but Sundays Super Bowl broadcast also featured a first look at Univerals highly anticipated May release, Van Helsing. The trailer offered a tasty glimpse of some of the films many digital animation effects and can be downloaded at the movies revamped (pardon the pun) website (www.vanhelsing.net).
Written and directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns) Van Helsing stars X-Men‘s Hugh Jackman as Bram Stokers legendary vampire hunter, who not only meets up with Dracula, but also the Wolfman and Frankensteins Monster. Industrial Light + Magic brings the classic monster mash to life with digital mayhem that just may do justice to one of the best movie posters to come along in decades.
In addition to the Super Bowl TV spot, Universals expanded Van Helsing web site features a photo gallery, a behind-the scenes movie clip, downloads and a look at VU Games upcoming console game based on the motion picture. The video game is scheduled to hit stores in conjunction with the films May 7 release date.
Universals animation division is also preparing a half-hour animated prequel to the film. Van Helsing: The London Assignment features the voice of Jackman and will be out on May 11, just four days after the feature opens in theaters.