In an amazing show of nepotism, Max Landis, the son of An American Werewolf in London director John Landis, is writing and directing a reboot of his father’s movie. Because this is 2016, and the night is dark and full of terrors.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the unfortunate news today. Max Landis, who first became a thing after Chronicle was a modest success, has since produced one terrible screenplay after another (anyone remember Mr. Right? Didn’t think so. It was his most recent movie and it grossed $34,694.) and built an online reputation as a garbage human, is now writing and directing a reboot of the film for which his father is most well known.
Time is a flat circle.
The re-booting of a classic is nothing that upsetting. Not anymore; these things happen all the time. But the son of the director, who hasn’t directed anything? Who is horrible to people on Twitter on a regular basis? Whose writing credits include Victor Frankenstein and American Ultra (don’t @ me about American Ultra) is getting his umpteenth opportunity to follow up one modest success with anything remotely watchable?
Anyway, there’s no release date for American Werewolf in London 2.0, so stay tuned. Or don’t, that might be a better plan. Let’s hope this is the worst news we get this week…