Back in November it was announced that Max Landis had signed on to write and direct a remake of his father John Landis’ 1981 cult classic An American Werewolf in London for Skybound Entertainment and Universal Pictures.
We’ve heard very little about the project since the announcement, but now Max has been chatting about the film on The Rugged Man Podcast (via Dark Horizons), and judging by his comments, it seems it is far from certain that the remake will actually see the light of day.
“We’ll see if I can do it. We’ll see if I can pull it off. We’ll see if they even make it. My goal is I feel like all of the best remakes focus on one thing in the original movie, take a lot of the images of the original and then remix that really tightly. With American Werewolf I’m doing that, but I’m also just gonna try and do American Werewolf as best I can. We’ll see. I can’t make no promises.”
Landis also went on to discuss how he would approach the film’s visual effects, stating that: “The thing I would do with CGI, were I directing this film, would be leg movement, and I would have the entire wolf’s face, back and body be practical, and then I would fully CGI the legs for organic movements. If you remake American Werewolf and the transformation scene isn’t practical, you have fucked up.”
Are you excited about the prospect of a new American Werewolf movie from Max Landis?