I’ve been afraid of this day for a long time. According to Deadline, The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman and David Albert are set to produce a remake of John Landis’ amazing werewolf tale, An American Werewolf in London.
Apparently nothing is truly sacred.
Landis’ son Max Landis will write the script as well as direct the picture. That’s a plus in this mind, but this is still territory that should not be ventured again. Let a classic be a classic – we already know that remakes very rarely work out.
Todd Garner will produce, and John Landis will executive produce along with Circle of Confusion’s Matt Smith, Broken Road’s Sean Robins and producer Andy Trapani.
I’d like to be optimistic about this one, but it’s tough to get behind any remake of a genuine classic. An American Werewolf in London is no doubt a classic, and there’s really no reason to remake the flick other than to pick up some bucks, and that tends to come through in final projects. Need proof? Look at the remakes of The Thing, Fright Night and The Fog, just for starters; all are horrendous remakes designed to draw big bucks at the box office with no regard for the originals or the creators of said originals.
Stay tuned to the site, more word as it comes in!