An American Werewolf In London Remake Takes A Number 23

It’s been said roughly a zillion times, on this site and elsewhere, that remakes are almost inevitably going to be awful, so there’s no real reason to beat that long dead horse. But it’s hard not to slam the Weinstein’s and Dimension for going after one of the most classic horror films of all time, John Landis’ 1981 An American Werewolf In London. Seriously, go watch that movie. It’s a near perfect blend of horror and comedy and was a special effects marvel for its time. Do we really think that in this day and age a company like Dimension can cobble together anything even half as relevant?

Regardless of my opinion, this remake is definitely happening and they’ve just landed themselves a writer, says the LA Times. The writer in question is Fernley Phillips who is in talks to modernize (AKA add cell phones to) the story of two Americans in London who are attacked by a supposed werewolf that none of the locals will accept. Phillips recently bored us with his trundling The Number 23, his only writing credit, which I guess qualifies him to adapt a classic film masterpiece, right? Sheesh guys, I know you’re trying to make it for cheap but for serious.