Thanks to Twilight, Hollywood is currently pretty heavily fixated on vampires, both on TV and on film. But when people finally get tired of this trend, clearly there’s only one thing they’re going to turn to: werewolves. After all, vampires and werewolves go hand in hand, and studios are already preparing for the inevitable outbreak of wolf mania. Joe Johnston’s The Wolf Man is supposed to be out this November (although we still haven’t seen a trailer), and last week we heard that a Teen Wolf remake is being discussed. Now it appears that the John Landis classic An American Werewolf in London is being prepped for a remake as well.
According to Bloody Disgusting, Dimension Films have acquired the rights to the movie from Landis himself, with the intention of retelling the story for a new audience. I suppose a remake makes more sense than a sequel, especially since An American Werewolf in Paris apparently sucked (I never saw it). Still, I hate to think what the FX would look like in a remake; one of the best things about the original is the make-up and practical special effects by Rick Baker (he won the first ever Academy Award for Best Makeup). Although CG has come a long way since An American Werewolf in Paris, I can’t see it being nearly as effective. Go ahead and voice your outrage in the comments below… you know you want to!