Hollywood seems set to reboot every horror movie to have ever garnished an audience so I had mixed feelings when it was suggested that ‘An American Werewolf in London’ was being rebooted. You may wonder why this was with mixed feelings since I’ve been down with every movie reboot aside from Stephen King’s ‘It,’ but there is a bit of a twist in this news about the 1981 classic which John Landis created.

‘An American Werewolf in London’ is one of the greatest werewolf movies of all time and for a brief moment this morning, it looked like Landis’ son Max (‘Victor Frankenstein‘,’Chronicle’) might working on a reboot. In the original tweet, Max wrote that he’s currently working on remaking one of his dad’s movies:

Fans (and news outlets) were thrilled at the news but then the tweet was deleted and Landis has since denied any reports of “rumors” that have been floating around the internet about this project: 


It is hard to tell if he is under contract to not to talk about it or was trolling fans of ‘An American Werewolf in London’ and those of us who hate reboots.

Bloody-Disgusting, however, is standing by their initial report stating:

Update: After this morning’s speculation, Max has since denied the report, although we can confirm that he was in fact developing this project for his father. It’s unclear if he’s working on this or something else as well.

While I tend to be anti-remake since most of them are duds, this one I’m going to reserve judgment on this one if it were to happen. If anyone can pay tribute to John’s work it should be his son Max. Though, I am loathed to think of another remake happening.

What are your thoughts on ‘An American Werewolf in London’ being rebooted? Do you think Landis let this slip or was just trolling Twitter? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Bloody-Disgusting.

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Stuart Conover is an author, blogger, and all around geek. When not busy being a father and husband he tries to spend as much time as possible immersed in comic books, science fiction, and horror! Would you like to know more? Follow him on Twitter!