Published Nov 08, 2016While history has repeatedly proven that remakes are often a bad idea indeed, classic 1981 horror flick An American Werewolf in London is getting a redo.
Giving us some hope for the upcoming film, the remake is being helmed by the son of the original movie, as Max Landis will be stepping in for his father John Landis to write and direct the project, Deadline reports. Adding to that, the remake is being produced by The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman and David Albert, whose Skybound Entertainment will handle the film for Universal Pictures, as well as Todd Garner.
John Landis will also executive produce the project, along Circle of Confusion's Matt Smith, Broken Road's Sean Robins and Andy Trapani.
While initially met with some mixed reviews, An American Werewolf in London has rightly earned its place as a true classic. Telling the tale of two bumbling American college students who bump into a lycanthrope while backpacking in England, it struck the perfect balance between horror and comedy — not to mention gave us some seriously crazy special effects. In fact, it was the first film to receive an Oscar for makeup work.
It was followed up by a not nearly as great sequel in 1987 called An American Werewolf in Paris.
Max Landis is relatively new to filmmaking and has so far only one feature to his name, Me Him Her from 2015.
So far, the American Werewolf in London remake has yet to secure any sort of release date.