The 1980’s really was a superb decade for cinema and many films have become classics over the decades since – whether it was E.T., Back to the Future, Batman, Ghostbusters, The Goonies (of course!), Indiana Jones, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and everything in between, it really was a golden time for many.

But, as with most of modern Hollywood, some of those films mentioned as well as many others have either been rumoured for the remake/reboot treatment or have had new versions made since (Ghostbusters and Batman, for sure) and the trend may well continue through the rest of the decade. And it’s certainly true of John Landis’ seminal comedy-horror An American Werewolf in London, which despite many fans fierce opposition is still set for a make-over from an unlikely source. Our two cents? It’s a horrible idea/prospect.

However, we reported last year that it was Landis’ son, Max, who was set to write and possibly direct the new version of the film and that he had actively started work on the script. Now, Landis has spoken to Collider about the prospect of the remake and told his son that is was perhaps not the best idea…

“I advised him not to do it.”

“I think he’s putting himself in a bad position. My son is brilliant, he really is, and he wants to do it. So what am I going to say? No? I know it won’t be as bad as ‘An American Werewolf In Paris,’ which was shit. So, I don’t know.”

The site does say that Landis has yet to read his son’s script for the remake. What do you think of the idea of a new American Werewolf in London? Sure, it might not be as bad as “Paris” – but it surely wouldn’t be as good as the original, would it?