We’re not sure what’s going on with the project at this point, but last we heard, Max Landis (the son of John Landis) had written a script for a remake of his father’s An American Werewolf in London, with plans to possibly direct. Years before that iteration of the remake took shape, it turns out, John Landis himself tried to bring Edgar Wright on board to direct!
Relayed by Slash Film, the Shaun of the Dead and Baby Driver director recently revealed this fun fact during a Q&A, and the site got some more comments from Wright on the matter.
“It was years ago. Way before Max [Landis] came on board,” Wright told Slash Film. “There was no script, just the idea of doing it. John [Landis], whom I love, asked me and I said it’s a perfect movie as far as I’m concerned… and I have nothing to add to it.”
Edgar Wright is a massive fan of An American Werewolf in London, choosing it last year as one of his all time favorite horror movies. Gotta respect his decision to refuse a remake.