It’s 2014 out here in the real world, but apparently it’s 1980-something over at Warner Bros. Following this weekend’s news that a Goonies sequel was on the way, we’ve learned that a Gremlins remake is also on the fast track. Hit the jump for more details.
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Despite persistent rumors of another sequel, the Gremlins franchise has somehow managed to stay clear of the current craze of remaking / rebooting / sequelizing old movies. Last year, producer Frank Marshall said that he thought the films should be left alone, and that a remake was unlikely to ever get made. Fans everywhere breathed a sigh of relief, and went about their business.
But Hollywood can get very stubborn when it comes to a franchise as fondly remembered as Gremlins is, and so Warner Bros. is now pushing hard for reboot rights. Worse still, there actually seems to be a chance that Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Entertainment will hand them over. Where’s a bright light when you need one? More details after the jump.
Posted on Monday, July 18th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
Summer time is sequel time. For the purposes of this particular article, it’s the time for sequels that don’t exist yet and, for all we know, may never exist. But Zombieland 2, Jurassic Park 4 and Gremlins 3 are all films that come up in conversation with filmmakers on a semi-regular basis. We’ve got the latest updates on all three below. A hint: don’t warm up the popcorn just yet. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
A couple weeks back it was rumored that a third Gremlins film was in the very early stages of development, and that it was being created with 3-D in mind. If that is true, someone forgot to tell executive producer Steven Spielberg and screenwriter (now director) Chris Columbus.
Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Gremlins director Joe Dante tells Bloody Disgusting that while a third Gremlins movie or remake might happen someday, he won’t be involved.
The Gremlins have returned! No, Gremlins 3 hasn’t been given the greenlight. Although, I’m sure some Hollywood executive is sitting at his desk reading this thinking “Now, there’s an idea!” In this new advertisement for BT’s tech support services, the critters from the 1980s film Gremlins do their best to scupper a late night in the office for Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones. Watch the advertisement below.
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Discuss: Should Hollywood make another Gremlins movie?
via: The Guardian
Nothing bothers me more than a movie studio ruining my childhood favorites with direct to DVD sequels. Don’t get me wrong, I can understand the market of a Wild Things 3, Dukes of Hazard 2 or even American Pie series spin-offs. But when the studios decide to sequelize good movies purely for home video profit, It makes me very angry.
Late last year it was announced that MGM would be making a sequel to the cult hacker hit War Games, now the studios are aiming for the big guns. Now apparently Warner Bros is considering making making a Gremlins 3 and The Goonies 2 through their direct-to-dvd division.
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