John Landis has sold the remake rights for An American Werewolf In London to Dimension Films, Bloody Disgusting reports. Dimension is the film company that brought us Grindhouse, Sin City and the Halloween and Scream film. As a werewolf fan the original is very close to my heart, but I had always assumed that for most people, AWIL was probably just an obscure horror /dark comedy with an abrupt ending. Apparently not! I’ve had a number of news submissions on this, and even Perez Hilton posted about it. No word yet on when /how they intend to bring this remake to life, but Dimension have taken on a huge responsibility if they think they’re going to one-up the definitive cinema werewolf transformation scene.
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Is nothing sacred? As reported by Bloody Disgusting and others, John Landis, director of American Werewolf In London, confirmed at HorrorHound that he would be open to doing a remake of his classic 1980s werewolf film. Landis owns the rights to AWIL, and is apparently “in talks” with people to resurrect David, Jack and Nurse Price. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s a terrible idea. What do you think? Should AWIL be “re-imagined” for 21st century audiences? Post your opinions in the comments.