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Max Landis Talks ‘An American Werewolf in London’ Remake; Original Cast Cameos?

It has always been inevitable that John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London was going to find itself on the remake chopping block, so John’s son Max Landis decided to take matters into his own hands and spearhead the project.

As we told you earlier this year, Landis wrote a script that he hopes to direct.

Speaking with Fandom at NYCC this past weekend, Landis teased that the remake, which isn’t yet a sure thing, may feature cameos that’ll surely make you smile.

“Griffin Dunne… what about Jenny Agutter? Come on, Jenny’s killing it right now. She was in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It made me so excited! Yeah, there’s cameos from ideally literally everyone,” Landis said of his script.

There’s no guarantee that movie will exist but I’m very excited about it,” Landis added. “I’m not here to remake American Werewolf in London into something it isn’t, I want to do everything from the original movie modern, and that’s it. I mean, not Gus Van Sant’s Psycho. There will be my stuff in there, but if it exists I hope it’s good.

I’m going to do my best to make it great.

An American Werewolf in London



  • MrX13

    I don’t know about this. The original is a classic and really shouldn’t be touched even by Landis’s son. This movie, along with The Wolf Man (Lon Chaney film), was what made me love werewolf movies!

    • zid

      You know you don’t have to watch it, right?

      • MrX13

        Well, duh, I l know I don’t have to see it. But in any case, being a true fan and having curiosity, I could watch it to compare the movies. For all I know, I could like it or hate it.

        I was just saying that this movie shouldn’t be remade but Hollywood is Hollywood and they remake everything nowadays

    • Night of the NixEclips

      Just an awful idea.

  • Creepshow

    Leave it alone, Alfalfa.

  • Grimphantom

    If that’s the case, make your own dang Werewolf movie!


    I’m not here to remake American Werewolf in London into something it isn’t, I want to do everything from the original movie modern, and that’s it

    So, like, it’s the same movie but now they have smartphones?

    Even when writers or directors are re-making a classic for no good reason, they at least do a better job of pretending there’s some kind of vision behind it.

  • drew
  • Necro

    You really want to impress fans Max? Make your own ORIGINAL movie! No riding daddy’s coattails and making a mockery of a good film. Actually didn’t he (John) even say he was against it? Regardless, leave it be Max! Please, let it be!

  • Bart Crowe

    I hope we get shitty remixes of “Moondance” and “Bad Moon Rising” .

  • Garbageface

    This just seems like a horrible career move on his part pretty much no matter what.

    • TheMuppetManiac

      It’s not a smart career move. This is the cad you keep up your sleeve and play when you have no other cards to play. My guess is that because no one saw his first movie, he’s doing this to try to get an instant hit (not guaranteed) so he can direct studio movies. It just sounds stupid to make the exact same movie, but make it modern (hipster dialogue and social media). If this doesn’t do well, it could hurt his directing career.

  • JackJonston24

    Why is this guy still getting deals to make movies ? Every single thing he did after Chronicle was a complete flop .

  • ShadowInc

    If it’s going to have all these cameos, he might as well just make a sequel to AWIL, instead of a remake. David wasn’t killed with a silver bullet, so in theory, he could still exist. The rotting apparition of Jack could still be tormenting him. There are a lot of ways to use the original actors as the original characters, and then, link it to modern times.

  • seemykids99 .

    Just stop. Write an original movie for fucks sake.

    • zid

      There’s no such thing as ‘original’. Anyone with even a cursory knowledge of film and literature should know that. It’s all tales retold with a different spin. That and some of the most lauded films in history were remakes. That ‘do something original!’ argument is so played out and tired.

      • DE@DFukk

        Hi, Max

      • seemykids99 .

        Your comment holds a lot of merit. I agree, the Plot Wheel has been worked to death.
        However, if you could put your pedantry aside for a moment, you would realize that what we are talking about here, a shot for shot remake of someone else’s film doesn’t exactly match the criteria set forth by your statement.

        We aren’t talking about another “boy meets girl boy loses girl film” we are talking about a shot for shot remake.
        You know what else is “played out”? Neckbeard basement dwellers being purposely obtuse and pedantic in an effort to seem edgey and intelligent.
        When the fact is, if you were anywhere as intelligent as you pretend to be you would have known EXACTLY what I was talking about.

    • theundead

      Just stop whining about remakes cause no one is forcing u to watch it

  • Justin McGill

    soo.. you want to take an AMAZING film.. with GREAT characters.. and throw in annoying entitled ASSHOLES and CGI? gotcha! and.. FUCK NO!

    • theundead

      Who’s forcing you to watch it?

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    • DukeStKing

      That’s Naughton? I wouldn’t be able to pick him out of a crowd. At least on Seinfeld he was still recognizable.

  • Bodhisafa

    make the movie!! ignore the haters, and having most if not all the original people make cameo’s is even better. Best werewolf movie of all time, let’s revisit

  • dduuurrrr dddduuuurrrr


    Do a follow up that creatively ads to the genre, remakes are creatively bankrupt.

    See the new Blade Runner for example of how to do that right, and the Total Recall remake as another what will actually happen.

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