Andy Muschietti had previously expressed his interest in remaking Joe Dante’s 1981 werewolf classic and now seems like it's actually happening at Netflix.
Andy Muschietti made a name for himself in the horror genre after he helmed the 2018 version of 'IT' and as we all know, it was a massive hit. Now, Muschietti is all ready to revisit a classic, ready to howl at the moon as he will be directing the werewolf classic 'The Howling' which will be exclusively coming to Netflix. The filmmaker had previously expressed his interest in remaking Joe Dante’s 1981 werewolf classic and now it is actually happening.
‘IT’ & future ‘THE FLASH’ Director Andy Muschietti to direct werewolf-horror ‘THE HOWLING’ for Netflix.— Inside the Backlot 🎬 (@InsideBacklot) January 9, 2020
“After a bizarre and near deadly encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.” pic.twitter.com/zkCzsKeDY5
As reported by The Hashtag Show, Andy Muschietti is now on board for the Howling remake. There is no direct quote from the man himself, but we can expect the news to be officially confirmed pretty soon. Back in July 2019, during ScareDiego at Comic-Con, Muschietti was asked which horror classic movie would he like to remake if he gets a chance. It was then he expressed his interest in 'The Howling', so it is a project that has interested him for sure. And this is as much as we know about the project as of now.
The original movie released back in 1981 and it is the year that is remembered for the werewolf cinema. Other movies that came out that year were Wolfen and An American Werewolf in London. The Howling still remains as one of the most beloved werewolves movies of all time and it is still widely loved by all the horror geeks to this day. The reason primarily being its brutal scenes and hardcore transformation sequences that surely makes it to the list of people's favorite werewolf movies of all time.
The Howling was adapted by Dante from Gary Brander’s 1977 novel of the same name and the success of the movie went on to inspire a string of sequels. There is no way to know when this Howling remake would actually arrive, especially since it seems like The Flash is first on his docket, and since it is a big-budget superhero film, it is more or less sure that this project of Muschetti is going to take up quite a bit of his time.
The synopsis of the original movie reads, "In Los Angeles, television journalist Karen White (Dee Wallace) is traumatized in the course of aiding the police in their arrest of a serial murderer. Her doctor recommends that she attend an isolated psychiatric retreat led by Dr. George Waggner (Patrick Macnee). But while Karen is undergoing therapy, her colleague Chris (Dennis Dugan), investigates the bizarre circumstances surrounding her shock. When his work leads him to suspect the supernatural, he begins to fear for Karen’s life."
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