Max Landis’ American Werewolf in London remake isn’t happening

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

I think it's safe to say that all of us are aware that director John Landis' son and CHRONICLE screenwriter Max Landis has a remake of his father's horror-comedy classic AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON in the works. Well, maybe HAD is the better term at this point in time as today we're hearing that the remake is (probably) dead as a doornail. 

The update comes to us from our buddies over at ScreenRant who don't really give any rock-solid reason why the flick might not happen, but their theories sure are sound – mostly that, after quite a few disturbing accusations thrown at Landis – no one wants to work with him. Makes sense. 

Of course, we'll make sure to keep up to date on the possible remake and pass along any updates as they come in. But until then, are you sad to hear that Max Landis' AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON remake probably isn't happening? Of course, you aren't. 

The original film followed this synopsis:

David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne), two American college students, are backpacking through Britain when a large wolf attacks them. David survives with a bite, but Jack is brutally killed. As David heals in the hospital, he's plagued by violent nightmares of his mutilated friend, who warns David that he is becoming a werewolf. When David discovers the horrible truth, he contemplates committing suicide before the next full moon causes him to transform from man to murderous beast.

John Landis directed the original film from a screenplay he wrote himself when he was only nineteen. George Folsey, Jr. produced the horror-comedy classic which starred David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, and John Woodvine. Universal Pictures unleashed the werewolf motion picture into a theater near your parents back on August 21, 1981. Buy it on Blu-ray HERE.

Source: Screen Rant

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