An American Werewolf in London is commonly cited as “the greatest werewolf movie ever made”. And why not? It has spectacular special effects (for which it won an Oscar), a great cast, and a hilariously scary script. The movie is a prominent example of a “horror comedy” from a time when the term was used for serious horror films with subtle humor as opposed to today’s more apparent spoofs. And, of course, it gave director John Landis the chance to direct the Michael Jackson music video Thriller.
And it seems his son may be following his footsteps.
Max Landis (writer of Chronicle and Victor Frankenstein) tweeted just this morning:
Since I get the question all the time:
There’s only one of my dad’s movies I’d ever be willing to try to remake and I’m already doing it.
– Max Landis (@Uptomyknees)
He deleted the tweet shortly after, but according to Bloody-Disgusting, they can confirm the project he was working on was indeed a remake of the iconic 1982 werewolf flick.
Personally, I wouldn’t mind a remake done by Max Landis. What purpose would he have to not do right by his father’s work? And who knows, maybe it’s actually a sequel in disguise. That’d be cool (as long as it’s done better than An American Werewolf in Paris).
So, until we get more details, stay off the road and keep clear of the moors.