November 8, 2016


Max Landis to Remake His Father's 'An American Werewolf in London'

Maarten de Boer/Getty Images Portrait
Maarten de Boer/Getty Images Portrait

The remake trend continues to run high, and the latest to be given the reboot treatment is An American Werewolf in London. According to Variety, the 1981 comedy-horror cult classic will be revamped by Max Landis and The Walking Dead producers Robert Kirkman and David Albert.

Landis' father, John Landis (the man behind Michael Jackson's Thriller video), directed the original American Werewolf. Max will follow his dad's footsteps by helming the remake as well as writing the script. John Landis is set to executive produce with Circle of Confusion’s Matt Smith, Broken Road’s Sean Robins and producer Andy Trapani. The remake has reportedly been in the works for 10 years.

An American Werewolf in London follows two American college students David Kessler (played by David Naughton) and Jack Goodman (Griffin Dunne) who are attacked by a werewolf while traveling in London. Goodman dies while Kessler unknowingly contracts the frightening gene. The movie was followed by the sequel, An American Werewolf in Paris, which was released in 1997.

Dig into more spooky nostalgia by watching the original film's classic (and very disturbing) transformation scene below, and then listen to the Besterday podcast girls discuss R.L. Stine's Goosebumps franchise.