are reporting that remake kings Dimension Films have picked up the
rights for a new version of An American Werewolf in London.
original, written and directed by John Landis, starred David Naughton
and Griffin Dunne as two American backpackers hiking in the Yorkshire
moors. After the pair are attacked by a werewolf, Naughton ends up
terrorizing London while Dunne becomes a reanimated corpse, looking
for ways for Naughton to kill himself and stop the curse.
producers are reportedly trying to keep the comedy elements of the
original, while making the story relevant to contemporary audiences.
No writer or director has yet been hired for the new version,
although Landis will apparently serve as executive producer.(read more...)