Whereas John Landis’ 1981 horror-comedy hit An American Werewolf in London would ultimately obtain a sequel 16 years later, courtesy of the widely-panned An American Werewolf in Paris, there was virtually a correct sequel that related to the unique movie. As early as 1991, Landis was approached to develop the following chapter within the American Werewolf saga, and it spun off of a operating gag between Griffin Dunne’s Jack and David Naughton’s David, the duo on the heart of the primary movie. John Landis defined how this sequel was to start as follows:
The film was in regards to the woman that the boys discuss in the beginning of the film, Debbie Klein. She will get a job in London as a literary agent and whereas she’s there, begins privately investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Jack and David. The vanity was that throughout the time within the first movie the place Jenny [Agutter] goes to work and David is pacing across the condominium, he truly wrote Debbie Klein a letter. It was all to do with this large secret that David had by no means advised Jack that he had a factor together with her.
If Landis’ sequel bought off of the bottom, it will have seen Debbie Klein, the thing of Jack’s affection, headquartering herself in London as a kind of beginner sleuth into the disappearance of her associates. Nevertheless, the primary large bombshell that An American Werewolf In London’s sequel would have dropped was that David was candy on her, too. Which is form of a bizarre factor for him to admit, contemplating that at that time within the movie he is wooing Jenny Agutter’s Alex, the nurse who helped take care of him whereas he was recovering from the preliminary werewolf assault.
However that is not all, because the story involving Alex continued to develop in additional remarks that had been reported (by way of ComicBook.com) within the ebook, Beware The Moon: The Story of An American Werewolf in London. John Landis continued to element this untitled sequel with the next remarks:
She tracks down Dr. Hirsch, who tells her that Alex now lives in Paris as a result of she was so traumatized by what occurred. She went again to the Slaughtered Lamb and everybody continues to be there! I feel the one modifications had been a portrait of Charles and Diana the place the five-pointed star was and darts arcade recreation as a substitute of a board.
Maybe the most important twist to this continuation to An American Werewolf in London is the truth that regardless of what the primary movie would have you ever imagine, Nurse Alex was the werewolf that attacked Jack and David. Which might imply that David’s homicide, and Jack’s transformation, weren’t the actions of the random useless physique discovered within the discipline subsequent to David. However slightly, they had been dedicated by the girl who nursed again this newest werewolf to well being. Which might additionally imply that, shock shock, Jack’s decaying spirit would greater than seemingly nonetheless be alive, because the bloodline of the werewolf wouldn’t have ended with David’s loss of life within the first movie’s finale.
Judging by what was speculated to occur within the initially proposed sequel, the occasions of An American Werewolf in London would have needed to be retconned in an effort to match with this new and stunning twist. However which means two fantastic issues would have occurred: we might have had an opportunity to see extra Griffin Dunne and Jenny Agutter, ought to their characters have wound up crossing paths with Debbie Klein, and we’d have most likely been spared An American Werewolf in Paris. However as a substitute, because the 1997 sequel canonized in a deleted scene, Alex gave beginning to David’s half-werewolf spawn, Serafine, and she or he would go on to show the titular American into the newest wolf man.
All issues thought of, it is a disgrace that An American Werewolf in London by no means bought a correct sequel. However with a brand new remake within the works by means of John Landis’ son, Max, there’s one other likelihood to discover the world of Alex, Jack and David, in addition to correctly enable Debbie Klein to probably develop into extra of a personality than a operating gag. We’ll see as we discover out extra details about that challenge’s growth, however within the meantime, you can begin planning the remainder of your movie-watching in 2017 (whether or not you are a human, werewolf or another supernatural entity) by testing our 2017 release schedule. And in the event you’re , the unique An American Werewolf In London is at the moment obtainable for streaming on Amazon Prime.