And reminisces on Ed Wood
John Landis (An American Werewolf in London) is a solid interview for a number of reasons. He’s never at a loss for words. And, he’s been in the trenches long enough to have stories to tell.
Landis speaks in length about his upcoming Fear Itself episode – In Sickness and In Health – and provides ShockTillYouDrop.com with a status report on Ghoulishly Yours, William M. Gaines, a project which has been gestating rather quietly since its announce in February (details).
“It’s moving,” says Landis. “Joel Eisenberg is writing away. There was a first draft which I insisted on some pretty radical changes and he’s doing them. So, I’m just waiting on the writer.” Tonally-speaking, is it something similar to Tim Burton’s Ed Wood biopic? “It’s very serious and very fun. It’s very unusual. I don’t know what a Ed Wood-type biopic would be…”
“Did you know that I met Ed Wood?” he asks, steering our conversation elsewhere. We respond, ‘no.’ “At the cast and crew screening of Schlock, Forrest J. Ackerman came and he brought with him Ed Wood – who was a little drunk. This was in 1971, and he introduced him to me. I said, ‘Ed Wood? Are you the Ed Wood of Glen or Glenda and Plan 9 from Outer Space?’ He was blown away that I knew who he was. At that time he was doing gay porno. But Ed Wood [the movie] was wonderful.”
More from Landis on In Sickness and In Health soon…
Source: Ryan Rotten