“Silver Bullets My Ass!”
Andy Muschietti, the director behind the recent adaptations of Stephen King’s IT, has announced that he will be remaking cult horror film The Howling for Netflix.
Speaking to That Hashtag Show, Muschietti confirmed he’ll be rebooting the film, as well as revealing that shooting will begin on the movie version of DC’s The Flash this year too.
He had previously indicated a desire to do a remake of the horror classic and has now confirmed that he will.
One of director Joe Dante’s earliest successes was his screen adaptation of Gary Bradner’s novel, The Howling. The movie came out in 1981 and was eventually followed by sequels.
Dante’s version follows television journalist Karen White (Dee Wallace), who is traumatised while aiding the police in their arrest of a serial murderer. While undergoing therapy, her colleague investigates the bizarre circumstances surrounding her shock.
This new take on The Howling won’t be a remake of the first film, but instead looks set to explore the book a little more.
Netflix is said to own the rights to the book and is funding the film, although has not officially said so.