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MTV keeps the '80s revival going with Teen Wolf pilot

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 1st 2009 10:02AM
Teen WolfMichael J. Fox's Teen Wolf was infectious fun back in 1985. By the time we got to Jason Bateman and Teen Wolf Too, a lot of the luster had worn off. Still, MTV thinks there's still plenty to mine from the concept, as they've ordered a pilot for a Teen Wolf series.

MTV VP Liz Gately says, "It has a fresh take and is very different from the original." They go on to explain that it's more similar to An American Werewolf in Paris (not London, but Paris). I'm still trying to wrap my brain around why remakes seem to be all the rage right now. Especially if this remake is so different from the source title. Why is it a remake then?

Have we reached a creative laziness where it's just easier to try and sell the public on a property they've already heard of than something brand new? If this is as "very different" as Gately says, then why not just call it something else entirely? Vampires and werewolves are popular enough right now with the kids that you don't need a 24-year old movie title to sell a series.

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Lady Olivier

Any one remember the Teen Wolf cartoon??? I do! Wow does that date my age! The same Michael J Fox voice impressionist did that one and The Back to the Future cartoons ( That dates me there again, although as a bit old for Sat morn. cartoons!)

I for one don't care to see a Teen Wolf tv series, I didn't find the original movie to be that great either. Yet I watched the cartoon...

September 01 2009 at 11:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
eric f

He is going to be the star basketball player... they had to keep the name.

September 01 2009 at 11:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
scryber96

Using your logic, we wouldn't have had seven seasons of Buffy.

September 01 2009 at 11:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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