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Gremlins 3 In 3D?
That's the latest rumour

25 January 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: MarketSaw

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The rumours about a new Gremlins - whether it's a second sequel to Joe Dante's 1984 original mini-monster mash - or a (shudder) reboot of that film - have been prowling for years, but now, according to MarketSaw (via the fine folks at Cinema Blend), whatever film turns up could also be in 3D.

It's no surprise that, given the recent success of some 3D titles (including the James Cameron-created behemoth still chewing up the competition), just about every movie that could benefit from a little extra dimension would end up getting the treatment.

And leaving aside our thoughts on whether we really want any more Gremlin outings (if Joe Dante himself couldn't make the sequel consistently entertaining, we're not sure anyone else should bother), the idea of the scaly troublemakers causing havoc in 3D does have a warped appeal.

Still, it's very early days - as the MarketSaw story says, it's still bubbling away and there's no one solid attached just yet, in front of or behind the camera.

But while we're on the subject of beloved '80s comedy/horrors and 3D, the same site is also saying that Ghostbusters 3 will turn up in 3D. Anything's possible...

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Gremlins, not 3, 3D?
The rumour could also mean a re-release of the original in 3D, surely? I'd go and see it! More

Posted by The Tingler at 15:35 on 26 January 2010 | Report This Post

Bright green light
Make Gremlins 3 a full on satirical musical I say and get Parker and Stone to do the songs. Otherwise Gremlins vs The Howling 3D? More

Posted by granny at 14:41 on 26 January 2010 | Report This Post

Gremlins In London
I'd like to see them head over to Blighty and run amok in London. Thousands of the little shits crawling up and down Big Ben and annoying the crap out of everyone. In the end America decides to solve the problem by dropping a bomb on the lot of us. Only in a film, like. More

Posted by Adsyboy at 19:38 on 25 January 2010 | Report This Post

Gremlins was a good film and so was Gremlins II The New Batch. I think its deserving of another sequel and there are a whole range of possibilities with regards to story. The fact that this film might be made in 3D does not interest me at all. If I choose to see it in the theatre it will be because it has gotten good reviews, is a genuine and worthy sequel and because I like the nostalgia that comes with it. For me, what makes a good sequel is a film which keeps the qualities, attributes, More

Posted by mlavagna at 17:03 on 25 January 2010 | Report This Post

Interesting, especially given Dante's most recent film, HOLE, is in 3D and was quite well-received when it played festivals last year. I wouldn't be surprised if this third flick is directed by Dante. More

Posted by Companero at 12:50 on 25 January 2010 | Report This Post

Gremlins G20 - 20 Years Later
I find it hard to believe that the studio would do a second sequel 20 years after the last one. All the kids that saw it first time round are adults now, so there's no real kiddie market. It has to be a reboot. If it is, they need to cut out that bloody stupid story Phoebe Cates told about her dad playing Santa and breaking his neck coming down the chimney (they sent that scene up something fierce in the second one!) More

Posted by BenTramer at 12:32 on 25 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE: ???
Gremlins is a prime candidate for reviving if you ask me. Either a sequel or remake could work well. A prequel seems poinltessly filddly. More

Posted by Sotto Voce at 12:10 on 25 January 2010 | Report This Post

What the hell are you talking about Empire? The sequel was FAR superior to the original! One of the few that are! More

Posted by christofurr at 11:34 on 25 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Gremlins 3 In 3D?
I watched the original Gremlins again over Xmas and commented at the time that I couldn't see the movie being any where near as good if it had been made today.  The Gremlins would have been horrible CG, the tone wouldn't have been as fantastically dark and the characters would have been far more of the "OC generation"!  Add into this the 3D element (which as far as I'm concerned just seems to detract from story and character) and I think you got the recipe for a horrible re-make.  More

Posted by wirelessjones at 10:07 on 25 January 2010 | Report This Post

Apologies for basically ignoring the topic. Not sure I'd want to see a totally prequel based 'reboot' and am pretty sure the studio would want to be 'down with the kids' in terms of the setting. Plus period piece = expensive. However, Gizmo could have flashbacks to a time when there were a lot of Mogwai, and the 'feeding after midnight' happens for the first time, he sees what happens to the others and he legs it, to be rescued by an ancestor of the shop owner from the first movie (we More

Posted by jobloffski at 09:09 on 25 January 2010 | Report This Post

They should do a pre-quel with Mr Futterman in the War with the Gremlins causing havok to the aircraft Ect, A Young reckless Gizmo learns to become good and rejects the evil ways of his (it's?) kind. More

Posted by punchdrunk at 07:29 on 25 January 2010 | Report This Post

Gremlins 3D I can take or leave. But concerning the Ghostbusters 3D reference... If that happens I would hope it wouldn't be all 3D, and that is could be worked into the plot that the GB's jave to put on special goggles to see enemies properly. That could be quite cool, with the GB's putting on their goggles the cue for the audience to slip the glasses on. Then we can have the ooh! and Aaah! gimick moments and be right there with the GBs as it were, with us having to 'interact' with More

Posted by jobloffski at 07:16 on 25 January 2010 | Report This Post

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