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A new American Werewolf In London?

Just what is it with ‘80s werewolf movies at the moment? First Teen Wolf, now the legendary An American Werewolf In London is rumoured to get the remark treatment.

Bloody Disgusting has heard that John Landis – who isn’t exactly opposed (opens in new tab) to the idea of a remake – has sold the rights to Dimension Films.

Question is, do we need another Werewolf movie, in London or otherwise? While Teen Wolf could conceivably be updated in today's high school-obsessed era, we’re not sure anyone needs to try and top Landis’ seminal horror, nor Rick Baker’s amazing effects (below).

Sure, not every moment still holds up, but it remains a superb horror comedy and really doesn’t need a new version. After all, doesn’t anyone remember the truly awful sequel set in Paris? CG Werewolves? No thanks!

Oh, and the last time Dimension did American werewolves, we got Cursed. Again we say: no ta.

[Source: Bloody Disgusting (opens in new tab) ]

What do you think? Yay or nay?

James White

James White is a freelance journalist who has been covering film and TV for over two decades. In that time, James has written for a wide variety of publications including Total Film and SFX. He has also worked for BAFTA and on ODEON's in-cinema magazine.