Back in November of 2016, it was announced that a remake of An American Werewolf in London was in the works, with Max Landis set to write and direct the horror film.
Penned and directed by Landis’ (Chronicle, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency) own father, legendary filmmaker John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers, Coming to America), the 1981 horror classic starred David Naughton (Granite Flats), Jenny Agutter (Logan's Run, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Griffin Dunne (I Love Dick) and followed two American backpackers attacked by a werewolf while on a hiking trip in England.
During a recent interview with Collider about Thriller 3D, John Landis opened up about his son pulling double duty on the remake to be produced by The Walking Dead’s David Alpert and Robert Kirkman.
While Landis first advised him “not to do it,” the director had nothing but praise regarding his son's storytelling abilities. Here’s what he said:
“Truthfully, I’ve not seen his script. I advised him not to do it. I think he’s putting himself in a bad position. My son is brilliant, he really is, and he wants to do it. So what am I going to say? No? I know it won’t be as bad as An American Werewolf In Paris, which was sh*t. So, I don’t know. He’s a great writer. He’s been writing since he was 7. He wrote a whole series of scripts about these characters called Yelp and Dopey, two dumb dogs, when he was under 10. They were so funny.”
There’s no release date for the American Werewolf in London remake just yet, but don’t expect the movie to hit the big screen until (at the very least) 2019. Are you looking forward to Max Landis remaking his proud papa's horror classic?