The Number 23 Predicts an American Remake in London

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.

The Number 23 Predicts an American Remake in London

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Terminal's picture

I guess we're back to the cycle of the remake. I expect a lot of outrage followed by brewings of casting and directing tailed with comments like "Wow this could be good," or "Okay, this could be amazing." And we're back where we started.

I can't even get properly angry here. Fans and Hollywood are too predictable.

There's literally no movie that hasn't been tapped or will be potentially tapped. "Jaws" is coming now that "Piranha 3D" promises to be a hit.
"We are bad guys. That means we've got more to do other than bullying companies. It's fun to lead a bad man's life."

Submitted by Terminal on Thu, 08/05/2010 - 6:26pm.
Foywonder's picture

Is Piranha 3D really guaranteed to be a hit? I'm fully expecting it to do no better or worse than Snakes on a Plane. I've come across a lot of people outside the realm of horror fandom that have no intention of going to see it because they think it looks stupid.

Submitted by Foywonder on Thu, 08/05/2010 - 8:48pm.
LifeMi's picture

Not in this case, because AWIL is an undisputable classic. I dig Fright Night, but I wouldn't put it in the same league as something like Near Dark. I can't imagine any true horror fan expecting anything even remotely good out of this one. Prior to this news, I had no feeling one way or the other on The Number 23. Having heard this news, I now curse the day The Number 23 was released.

Submitted by LifeMi on Thu, 08/05/2010 - 6:44pm.
LifeMi's picture

The only reason i'm not furious about this is because I knew it was bound to happen, eventually.

Submitted by LifeMi on Thu, 08/05/2010 - 2:20pm.
Sirand's picture

You can pretty much expect this to be An American Werewolf in Paris all over again.

Submitted by Sirand on Thu, 08/05/2010 - 12:38pm.

Lets just hope that it will be released on Dec 22nd, 2012, and then Pray that the Mayans were right!

This is just utter bullshit. The remake machine has finally crossed that line, of it must be stopped!

What the fuck is next? Buzz's worst fear, that Platnium Dunes will get there hands on Jaws?

Jesus Wept is right.

Submitted by CrimsonKing82 on Thu, 08/05/2010 - 12:01pm.
Tshoffie's picture

I wont be supporting this cheap imitation...i guess i should have expected as much from the piece of shit Wienstiens.. hollywood needs to grow some balls and some originality and quit fucking with classics

Submitted by Tshoffie on Thu, 08/05/2010 - 11:47am.

Hopefully it'll be less boring than the original. Man that flick dragged on like Ben Stien reading the phone book aloud.

Submitted by IkeCarr on Thu, 08/05/2010 - 11:14am.
nonserviam03's picture

you're fired from horror

Submitted by nonserviam03 on Thu, 08/05/2010 - 11:31am.
Jerel Of The Dead's picture

The only way this can be worst than An American Werewolf in Paris is if Platinum Dunes was making it.

Submitted by Jerel Of The Dead on Thu, 08/05/2010 - 8:04am.
dawnkatdead's picture

Man! This sucks!!!!

Submitted by dawnkatdead on Thu, 08/05/2010 - 8:04am.
TheDreamMaster's picture

Hrm. I suppose it was bound to happen. Should be interesting to see what direction they take this one.


Submitted by TheDreamMaster on Thu, 08/05/2010 - 8:03am.

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