Rejoice (or is that cringe?), fans of “An American Werewolf in London”. John Landis has just recently sold the remake rights to Dimension Films, the genre arm of The Weinstein Company. Yes, THAT Weinstein Company. You know, the one that likes to make/acquire fan favorites and not release them for some unGodly reason? Yes, those boys. Anyways, according to Bloody-Disgusting, Landis has sold the rights to his 1981 horror classic to be put on the remake chopping block.
Besides “An American Werewolf in London”, Dimension Films has also been trying to get the “Hellraiser” remake off the ground. That would-be franchise reboot has encountered a variety of problems, with finding a director who will stick being one huge issue.
In the original “An American Werewolf in London”, two American students backpacking England are attacked by a wolf. One dies, but the other survives. It turns out the wolf was a werewolf, and the surviving American (played by David Naughton) is starting to feel a little hairy…
They actually made a sequel in 1997 and set it in paris, but, er, let’s pretend that didn’t really happen.
Below: Trailer for the original movie.