SCREAM spoke with Joe Dante this week and asked him what he thought of the recent news of a remake of his 1981 movie, The Howling. This is what he had to say.
You know, Joe's pretty cool over the remake and he gives his reasons why in that clip.. I'm cool with it too, cause dang, it's about time we had a kick ass werewolf movie. They are so few and far between. My only hope for the remake is that it's balls-to-the-wall, rated R and if all possible, practical effects for the werewolves, little to no CGI (please)
i'm a big fan of his movies, and i'm not saying he's wrong, but hasn't he spent the last few years directing episodes of the remake of Hawaii Five Oh? ^_^ my thinking is, if they have a new take on the material and aren't just rehashing the same old thing, like they did with that Thing remake that turned into a prequel, then good luck to em. a remake can be far superior to the original, in very rare cases, like John Carpenter's The Thing, and David Cronenberg's The Fly.
I hope they keep the werewolf from becoming CGI
eh, the original was more just a showcase for Rick Baker's effects. Never thought of this franchise as much of a big deal.
Rob Bottin (last I read, he works in the insurance business now - damn shame that) did the effects in 'The Howling' Rick Baker was responsible for 'An American Werewolf in London'
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