Max Landis is a weird dude, no I mean he’s really weird, but damn he’s talented. Landis is technically Hollywood royalty thanks to his father John Landis’ directing background (An American Werewolf in London, The Blues Brothers) and it looks like little Landis is going to take on daddy’s old property and make it his own.
Remakes of classic Hollywood films is always a questionable thing to do unless the property was relatively unknown or ahead of it’s time, but the horror/comedy classic is something that deserves it’s own bust in the Hollywood Hall of Fame. The transformation scenes as well as the comedy included make for a terrifically blended genre piece and if Max has something to either improve or add to the story, it has to be pretty incredible, right?
The original premise is simple, two American backpackers trek the English countryside only to be attacked by a mysterious creature, things happen, and one of them becomes a werewolf. This was also the first film to receive an Oscar for Outstanding Make-Up and brought to life the career of make-up artist Rick Baker.
Little Landis is no stranger to inventive and original spins on genres we adore as shown in his written films Chronicle, American Ultra, and Victor Frankenstein. Whether you like these films is up to you, but you have to give an A for effort and originality.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter