With Max Landis currently writing a new take on his father John’s famed An American Werewolf in London, Landis Jr. has given a little bit of insight in to his vision for the remake.
Taking to his Twitter account, Max first said, “Finishing my first draft of An American Werewolf in London today. Took me way longer than usual because every time I opened the Final Draft file my laptop would slam closed under the weight of my father’s expectations”.
When a fan then asked him about the villagers dispatching of the werewolf relatively easily during the second half of the original picture and whether they knew all along who the werewolf was, Landis responded, “Answering this question and the nature of the village’s role in the plot in the second and third act as of now are the biggest changes I’ve made to the original structure. I always wondered about that Pentagram. Doing some fun stuff.”
At this stage, the redo is certainly in the early stages of development. Landis is writing the new take on this old favourite, and there’s a chance that he may end up directing should the film actually happen – which isn’t a certainty at this stage.
As for Max Landis, he’s one of the brightest young talents in the game right now, having written Chronicle, American Ultra, Victor Frankenstein and created Netflix’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.