While it was reported over the summer that Max Landis had plans to remake his father’s seminal lycanthrope feature, An American Werewolf in London. The younger Landis denied any such scuttlebutt at the time but it turns out that his denial may have been little more than an attempt to keep the project under wraps. It seems that Max Landis is in fact on board to both write and direct a remake of An American Werewolf in London.
Deadline is reporting that the project is in the works with David Albert and Robert Kirkman from The Walking Dead on board to produce and is being housed at Universal. John Landis is reportedly on board to executive produce the project!
The original film is 35-years-old this year. It stars David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, and Griffin Dunne. The 1981 flick focuses on a young man (Naughton) who is bitten by a strange animal and begins to show signs of lycanthropic conversion as the full moon draws near. Things are further complicated when he begins to develop feelings for a nurse charged in aiding with his recover (Agutter).
No targeted release date has been announced at this juncture. But stay tuned to the site and we will keep you in the loop as we learn more!