Father like son is a saying we don’t hear much of these days but it looks like Max Landis is going to follow his father’s footsteps on An American Werewolf In London. It seems with Universal Pictures who are busy rebooting the classic horror monsters, they also want to bring the 1981 Horror comedy classic back to the big screens.
According to Deadline , Universal want John Landis son Max to write and direct the remake, with The Walking Dead duo David Alpert and Robert Kirkman producing the movie under there Skybound Productions. The Deal was sealed thanks to John and original movie director Anthony Waller for the studio right with the last minute negotiations to seal Max part in the remake.Todd Garner (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse) and Matt Smith (Maleficent) are also onboard to help with production.
An American Werewolf In London is now celebrating their 35th anniversary which starred Peter Naughton, Griffin Dunne and Jenny Agutter. A story based around 2 Americans who go on a backpacking holiday around the UK when the pair are attacked by a werewolf. One gets killed (Dunne), the over viciously attacked who gradually becomes a werewolf himself.
The movie was to go on and one of the most iconic transformations in movie history as Peter Naughton‘s character slowly and painfully. It was one of the reasons why this movie gained cult status and it also won Rick Baker an Oscar for the makeup effects.
There was a sequel in 1997 An American Werewolf in Paris with Julie Delpy playing the werewolf, a very forgettable movie which flopped when it came out. This will be an intriguing prospect that will probably test the curiosities of of the hardcore fans. Max Landis has certainly created his own distinctive style with the likes of Chronicle, American Ultra and soon to be released on Netflix Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and David Ayer-directed Bright which is also heading to Netflix.
An American Werewolf In London doesn’t have a release date yet.