American Werewolf in London Remake
Word is out that the movie American Werewolf in London is definitely going to be remade. No ifs, ands, or buts – an AWIL remake is on the way! This is good and bad. Good because of course, any movie that is centered around werewolves – especially one as good as American Werewolf in London – deserves to be seen by new audiences. I know alot of times, I hate seeing movies that are old just because they seem so…well,…old! So, it will be nice to see a modern retelling. Also, I think this movie is a better “werewolf movie” than the other recent werewolf movie remake – the Wolf Man. Sure, American Werewolf in London only shows one blood-lusty version of the werewolf, but it does have it’s good points…it shows the pain of the werewolf transformation like no other movie before or since has done so vividly, and because of this, offers a tiny bit of insight into the difficulties werewolves face.
But, the bad part is that since it is a classic, so are they going to ruin it by redoing it? So many movies they’ve redone have bad cgi, and bad acting and you just end up wishing they had left it alone. They redo it because they know it comes with a fan base – lovers of the original, lovers of werewolves, and lovers of horror movies. Why bother making it good when werewolf fans especially will be lined up to see it anyway? Hopefully, this will not be the fate of AWIL. I think that werewolves deserve another movie in theaters – one as good as AWIL…and hopefully the director and producer are werewolf fans too and don’t screw it up for us.
(P.S. – The writer they’ve signed on for the American Werewolf in London remake is Fernley Phillips – writer of the movie The Number 23).