Gremlins Shifts Into Reboot Mode

Seth Grahame-Smith producing


Here’s a story likely to get blood boiling and sharp fangs gnashing. According to an attribution-free story at Bloody Disgusting, Warner Bros. has decided to switch long-bubbling plans to work up a Gremlins sequel and is instead throwing a reboot into the development swimming pool.

Likely to cause further consternation is word that Dark Shadows writer/producer Seth Grahame-Smith and producing partner David Katzenberg – already raiding the back catalogues for a new Beetlejuice film – are on board to oversee this one. There's no word on whether Grahame-Smith also plans to write the script.

Of course, it’s very early days, with no writers or directors attached and not a hint as to casting. The Joe Dante original (and its less respected, but still incredibly fun sequel) hold a special place in lots of cinema-goers' hearts. So naturally the idea of a reboot is likely to cause concern. Still, we’ll have to wait and see how this one plays out – and let’s all remember that we’ve been down this road before…

For those who fondly recall Dante’s movies, take a listen to our Pod-chat with Gremlins leading legend and core defender Zach Galligan…