Though there’s no official guarantee that his proposed remake will see the light of day, filmmaker Max Landis continues to field questions on his rendition of An American Werewolf in London.
Almost a year has passed since Landis took on the somewhat daunting task of modernizing a cult classic, and we understand he’s already drawn up the foundations of a screenplay. Beyond that, little is known about the mooted redo, though the writer did provide a brief status report while appearing at New York Comic Con earlier this month.
Perhaps in an effort to honor the spirit of the original, Max Landis revealed his ambitions to court many of the stars back for cameos, including Griffin Dunne and Jenny Agutter. In fact, if the outspoken writer and director had his way, he’d bring back the entire cast from John Landis’ 1981 horror flick.
Griffin Dunne… what about Jenny Agutter? Come on, Jenny’s killing it right now. She was in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It made me so excited! Yeah, there’s cameos from ideally literally everyone.
There are, of course, certain logistics to consider before Max Landis reunites the old crew, not to mention the fact that his version is far from a sure thing.
There’s no guarantee that movie will exist but I’m very excited about it. I’m not here to remake American Werewolf in London into something it isn’t, I want to do everything from the original movie modern, and that’s it. I mean, not Gus Van Sant’s Psycho. There will be my stuff in there, but if it exists I hope it’s good.
And if you’re worried that the young Landis will tarnish the spirit of the original, not unlike how An American Werewolf in Paris struggled to leave much of an impression in 1997, you aren’t the only one; John Landis has gone on record in the past about the pressures his son will face should An American Werewolf in London get off the ground.
That’s the big question that continues to loom over this fabled project, and until we have some firm answers for you to peruse, you can give us your thoughts on Max Landis’ latest update via the comments section below.