For a while now there’s been talk of remaking John Landis’ classic 1981 horror movie, An American Werewolf In London, but it’s found difficulty getting off the ground. When it was first mooted, some wondered whether John’s son, Max, would want to take it on.
At the time it seemed it didn’t, but now that’s changed, with THR reporting that Max Landis is set to write and direct the remake. Max has previously written the like of Chronicle and American Ultra, as well as the new US TV version of Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. He made his directorial debut with Me Him Her, but American Werewolf is certainly on a larger scale than that film, and his involvement will certainly have a lot of people wondering whether he can outdo his dad.
The original follows two American backpackers, who are attacked by a beast while walking on the moors. The attack kills one of them, with the survivor starting to have nightmares about hunting at night, and with other victims of the beast demanding he releases them from a curse, he begins to realise he’s become a werewolf.
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman will produce the remake, although it’s not known if there will be significant changes from the original.