Best known as the creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman has been tapped to produce some horror movies for Universal. And today we’ve learned that includes a reboot of John Landis’ horror-comedy An American Werewolf in London.
No further details were revealed by Variety at this time. But when we hear more we will let you know.
While I’m never over the moon excited when I hear talk of a remake or reboot of American Werewolf, I have to say as long as Landis’ son Max’s version is dead then I’m a happy camper. Well, happy enough. This is treading my bad side though.
The movie follows David and Jack, two American college students, are backpacking through Britain when a large wolf attacks them. David survives with a bite, but Jack is brutally killed. As David heals in the hospital, he’s plagued by violent nightmares of his mutilated friend, who warns David that he is becoming a werewolf. When David discovers the horrible truth, he contemplates committing suicide before the next full moon causes him to transform from man to murderous beast.
Written and directed by John Landis An American Werewolf in London was produced by George Folsey, Jr. and stars David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, and John Woodvine. Universal Pictures released it back on August 21, 1981