Will there finally be a Gremlins remake?
There’s great nostalgia for the Amblin films of the ‘80’s, especially Back to the Future and Goonies. Gremlins was a big hit in its time, and outraged parents with its gooey creature FX, which by today’s standards are nothing, but it helped create the PG-13 rating.
Steven Spielberg had always wanted to make a horror film, and he let director Joe Dante run wild with Gremlins so the big Spiel’s family friendly reputation wouldn’t be directly harmed. (Yes, Gremlins isn’t really a horror film, but the film began with this conceit).
So with every single movie in the history of mankind being remade, it shouldn’t be any surprise to learn that Gremlins has been up for either a third movie, or a reboot at Warner Brothers. According to Giant Freakin Robot, the latest development on this is Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) is writing the script for an all-new Gremlins flick. In addition, Grahame-Smith is writing the script for the Fantastic Four reboot, and he may also write the long awaited sequel to Bettlejuice.
Robot tells us that Spielberg has been involved in trying to get a new Gremlins off the ground, and apparently an Amblin movie can’t be rebooted, or have a sequel made, without the Big Spiel’s approval.