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'The Howling' remake: So is the werewolf craze a go?

A remake of the 1981 film The Howling has been announced days after the werewolf-filled Twilight Saga: New Moon scored the third largest opening weekend: Coincidence? We think not, considering that a former studio marketing exec, Joe Nimziki, is behind the movie. According to Variety, the plot of The Howling: Reborn is under wraps, but Nimziki will direct from a script he penned himself, with cameras rolling in February — right around the time that The Wolfman, starring Benicio Del Toro, hits theaters. Let us not forget that MTV is also developing a Teen Wolf series, Dimension Films has acquired the rights to John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London, with Sean and Bryan Furst (Daybreakers) set to produce, and Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader is high on a remake of Teen Wolf Too. Okay, he was just joking when he told us last April that it was the ’80s movie he’d like done over — “I liked Teen Wolf, but Teen Wolf Too was the first real letdown I had as a kid. I feel like you should remake a movie that was legitimately bad in the ’80s, instead of remaking something that was awesome” — but he has a point. If the werewolf craze is upon us, which movie would you like to see rebooted, and which film do you pray rests in peace?

Since The Howling: Reborn is happening regardless, any words of wisdom for Nimziki? A little inspiration:

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Originally posted November 23 2009 — 9:53 AM EST

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