We all know that Hollywood likes remakes. They’ll pretty much remake anything – old movies, new movies foreign movies, good movies, bad movies and even great movies. Heck, these days they’re even remaking remakes! If there’s brand recognition or somebody willing to stump up the cash then there is a remake in the cards.
John Landis, the once great director of An American Werewolf in London has stated that Hollywood wants to remake his iconic horror movie from 1981, but there is only thing that is stopping them.
Landis owns the rights.
But how long can the former directing master hold out before they make him an offer he can’t refuse?
I’m going to hazard a guess and say not very long.
Landis said at the Horror Hound festival that talks have been ongoing for a few years. What’s important here is – he is talking.
It is also very important to note that this is also the man who directed The Blues Brothers 2000, so making a film for the money is nothing new to him.
We also have to be aware that a belated, and very bad sequel was released in 1997 – An American Werewold in Paris – that featured terrible special effects. Actually strike that – they were just effects. There was nothing special about them.
It’s a shame, the original “American Werewolf ” is a masterpiece of it’s genre, and I don’t think that it can be bettered. If you are a regular reader at Screen Rant you should know that I like my Wolfman movies, so you can tell that this is close to my heart.
This remake craze must end. Soon – somebody is going to get hurt.
John – if you’re reading this – don’t sell the rights. Keep them. For us – the fans.
Remember we were there for The Stupids.
If there is more (bad) news, we will let you know.
Source: Bloody Disgusting