An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London was far-and-away the best of a bumper crop of lycanthropic flicks to emerge in the early ’80s. Now AAWiL’s writer and director, John Landis, says he’s keen to remake his own horror/black comedy classic.

Bloody-Disgusting reports that Landis was co’ chillin’ at Philadelphia’s recent HorrorHound Weekend when he dropped the news that he’d like to remake AAWiL.

Mr. Disgusting wrote, “In brief, Landis exclaimed with excitement ‘I would do it, sure!’ telling us that there have been a wide range of talks over the years.”

If you ask me, the time is ripe for a remake. Next year’s The Wolf Man starring Benicio Del Toro will surely rekindle interest in the genre. Even though Landis might not be a household name, he’s got a solid cult following and it would be cool to see how he might re-imagine his hirsute classic.

Or … and I’m just talking out my hairy you-know-what here … he could collaborate with a younger, buzzworthy director (Did I hear you say, “Zack Snyder?”) who’s proven him/herself to be a respectful interpreter of others’ material.

Or … he could just let Uwe Boll take the ball and run with it. Better yet, Landis could just throw Boll to a pack of ravenous wolves, videotape the results and call it an AAWiL reboot. You KNOW you’d pay to see that.


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