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'American Werewolf in London' remake to be helmed by original director's son Max Landis

By
Wade Sheridan
Max Landis arrives at the world premiere of Mr. Right on September 19, 2015. Max will be taking over directing and writing duties for an upcoming remake of his father John Landis' film, American Werewolf in London. FIle Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Max Landis arrives at the world premiere of "Mr. Right" on September 19, 2015. Max will be taking over directing and writing duties for an upcoming remake of his father John Landis' film, "American Werewolf in London." FIle Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Director John Landis' son, Max Landis, has signed on to write and direct a remake of a film he originally helmed, An American Werewolf in London.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Max Landis will be joined by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and his partner on AMC's Walking Dead series David Alpert, who have joined the project as executive producers.

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The original 1981 cult classic film followed a pair American backpackers as they travel across the English countryside until they are attacked by a werewolf. The encounter then transforms the only survivor into a deadly werewolf himself.

Max Landis is known for writing the screenplays for Chronicle, American Ultra and Victor Frankenstein. The 31-year-old made his directorial debut with 2015's Me Him Her.

Max Landis has also recently spearheaded BBC's latest detective series, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency starring Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood.

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