One of the most iconic films in horror history is ‘An American Werewolf in London’. It was only a matter of time before it fell victim to the remake machine. That’s right, ‘An American Werewolf in London’ is being remade by Universal. Max Landis, along with Robert Kirkman and David Albert, the producers of ‘The Walking Dead’, are behind the upcoming film.
Max Landis, whose father, John Landis, wrote and directed the original, will both pen the script and direct. Kirkman and Albert will produce under their Skybound Entertainment banner, Variety reports. John Landis and Anthony Waller, who was behind ‘An American Werewolf in Paris’, recently finalized a deal with Universal for the remake rights.
I have to say, that if anyone was going to remake this classic, I’m glad that it is Max Landis. His father will hopefully have a heavy influence on the remake. Max Landis penned the scripts for ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’, ‘American Ultra’, ‘Victor Frankenstein‘ and ‘Chronicle’. He directed ‘Best of the Worst’ and ‘Me Him Her’, Max is also an actor, appearing in ‘Blues Brothers 2000’, ‘The Stupids’ and other projects.
The 1981 original followed two American college students who are attacked by a werewolf on the moors. One of the men are killed while the other is bitten by the beast, but survived. Soon he realizes that he is infected and will change with the first full moon.