Is John Landis' An American Werewolf In London about to be remade, or is there something more international afoot? Competing rumors are coming out that suggest that, one way or another, the classic is on its way back.
Bloody Disgusting initially reported that Dimension Films had bought the remake rights to John Landis' 1981 horror comedy, but Ain't It Cool has heard a different take:
The source says that there might not be any interest in doing a remake because of a rights issue, something about Universal's ownership of DVD, TV and online rights. What this source hears is Dimension is talking about franchising it. My guess is it wouldn't be a direct sequel like An American Werewolf In Paris, but rather keeping the werewolves and horror/comedy tone, but moving it around the world.
We're unconvinced about either idea; AAWIL is one of those near-perfect movies that doesn't need a remake, and the idea of doing a series of movies with wacky American werewolves in new countries just sounds filled with carcrash potential. Besides, aren't the cool kids over werewolves already?