Werewolf movies are becoming the in thing again. Hollywood currently loves remaking classic horror movies. Since nobody learned any lessons from the disappointment that was The Wolfman remake earlier this year, it should come as little shock to hear that Dimension Films is developing a reboot of John Landis’ classic An American Werewolf in London.
The LA Times movie blog brings the joyous news that Dimension is looking to remake the seminal modern werewolf flick about an American tourist in England bitten by a werewolf and is currently in discussion with Fernley Philips, writer of the preposterous Jim Carrey thriller The Number 23, to “give it a modern spin, sources say.”
A modern twist from the writer of The Number 23, eh? So in this version David Kessler spends the entire movie trying to unravel the mystery of who the werewolf is killing people only to discover the shocking truth at the end that it was him all along? Seriously, what can you really improve upon? Even the special effects hold up after over 25 years.
Whoa! Hold on. Wait just a minute. An American Werewolf in London came out in 1981. The Number 23 opened in 2007.
1 + 9 + 8 + 1 = 19
2 + 0 + 0 + 7 = 9
19 + 9 = 28
The way things are developing it’s almost certain that a remake of An American Werewolf in London would be released in 2012.
2 + 0 + 1 + 2 = 5
28 – 5 = THE NUMBER 23
Yes! It all makes sense now. A remake of An American Werewolf in London from the screenwriter of The Number 23 is a self-fulfilling prophecy. It’s all in the numbers, folks.
On the plus side any remake they come up with has still got to be better than An American Werewolf in Paris. We hope.
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