'Teen Wolf'Stop me if you've heard this one before: a cheesy but beloved 80s flick may suffer the indignity of a remake. Teen Wolf is under consideration for a new version, according to Moviehole. Before you light your torches and grab your pitchforks, though, be advised that the phrase "currently out to writers" is used, which means there is definitely no guarantee that the project will move forward. You may now breathe a sigh of (temporary) relief.

Michael J. Fox starred in Rod Daniel's 1985 original as an entirely normal high school kid who discovers he's a werewolf. Once he fully embraces his wolf-itude, he becomes a star on the basketball team and gets lucky with his dream girl. Of course, Teen Wolf must learn some lessons along the way. The low-budget movie had the sheer luck to star Fox. When the unproven TV actor broke out that summer in Back to the Future, little Atlantic Releasing Corporation quickly rolled the family-friendly comedy into theaters the following month. Teen Wolf cemented Fox's broad appeal.

Teen Wolf spawned a sequel, Teen Wolf Too (with Jason Bateman as the hairy hero), as well as a cartoon series. Two years ago, rumors of a remake starring Tom Welling (The Fog remake) were floated. Maybe Universal's upcoming The Wolfman is making current rights holders Warner Brothers think about their own potential franchise? I think the original was sweet but thoroughly mediocre, so a remake would be alright with me. But does the possibility of a new Teen Wolf make you howl with outrage?

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