Without question and hands down my favorite horror film of all time is EASILY “An American Werewolf in London“. I mean holy hell… I still can’t watch that movie by myself in the dark. The “sequel” (and I use that term loosely) was just pathetic, but it in no way detracts from my love of the original. And no matter how bad the remake is… the original is still there and still in tact.
Yes you read that right. Dimensions has purchased the rights from John Landis to do a remake of “An American Werewolf In London”. The good folks over at Bloody Disgusting give us this:
John Landis has sold the remake rights for An American Werewolf In London to Dimension Films. As Halloween II makes its way into theaters, the Weinstein brothers are hard at work at getting the Hellraiser remake off the ground and now will be retelling the story of two American tourists in England who are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
I’m all for remakes in general… and even though I think this one has little to no chance of being anywhere near as good as the original, I hope that people will be moved to check out the John Landis classic when they hear about this incarnation. Here’s the trailer for the original: