Max Landis is Writing and Directing a Remake of ‘An American Werewolf in London’

Jason McDonald

I know it’s a cliche, but it’s hard to avoid the fact that this is one of the most “following in your father’s footsteps” examples I’ve seen in a long while.  Max Landis, son of John Landis, is writing and directing a remake of “An American Werewolf in London.”

Deadline broke the news tonight revealing that Universal Pictures is developing the remake with Max Landis writing and directing the feature.  Max has quite a few writing credits to his name including “Chronicle”, “American Ultra”, and “Victor Frankenstein.”  But only one feature length directing credit and that was last years indie film “Me Him Her.”

Landis will also have some other notable names attached to the feature including “Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman, who will be acting as a producer, and father John Landis who will be executive producing.

The original “An American Werewolf in London” was directed by Max’s father John Landis and followed a pair of American tourists in London who are attacked by a werewolf.  One of them survives and soon discovers that he is cursed with lycanthropy.

What do you think about one Landis remaking another Landis’ film? Let us know below.

American Werewolf in London


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