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An American Werewolf in London to be remade by original director's son

An American Werewolf in London

Story by Jack Foley

ICONIC horror movie An American Werewolf in London is to be remade by Max Landis, the son of the writer-director of the original.

According to Deadline, the remake will represent a new version of the story, which followed two American college students who are attacked by a werewolf when they go backpacking in the North York Moors.

One of them is killed and the other is turned into a werewolf, who then goes on a killing spree in London.

The original film was released in 1981 and was written and directed by John Landis. It remains a landmark movie for its special effects, which went on to receive the first ever Oscar for make-up work. It would mark the first of Rick Baker’s seven Academy awards.

Max Landis has directed one feature film previously, the poorly received Me Him Her. But he has found better success to date as a writer, with credits including Chronicle, Mr Right and the TV show Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

John Landis will be an executive producer on the new film, which has yet to announce any casting details or be given a release date.

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