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17 January 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Vulture

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Gremlins

Before you begin drawing together a posse to hunt down anyone involved, we’d caution that nothing is confirmed yet, no deals signed and no details revealed. But according to the team at Vulture, Warner Bros. is negotiating with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment to remake/reboot/re-whatever Gremlins.

And yes, we’ve been here before. There has been chatter about Gremlins sequels and reboots in the past with nothing tangible to show for it. There are also the very real facts that A) original producer Steven Spielberg won’t likely part with the rights except under specific conditions and B) Gremlins is a true classic that doesn’t really need rebooting anyway.

But you knew that people would keep trying, since Gremlins has huge brand name value and is a cool concept. It’s not that a new take on the idea can’t work, and it’s also not as though the original will simply vanish, but it does feel a little superfluous to requirements to do it over.

Given the history on this one, we’ll wait and see whether this story turns out to be true and if it then makes it out of executive meeting rooms before we start pondering the pros and cons too much. But for Gremlins fans, why not take a listen to our podcast with original star Zach Galligan, who even talked about ideas that had floated for a potential Gremlins 3?


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L: Chronicle I just hope they won't exaggerate with the CGI.. Don't want the gremlins to look like The Smurfs or Alvin and the chipmunks.. adly I think this would be the case. SADLY. Gremlins is one of my favourite films. In my mind the two films are kind of linked as this fun, funny, entertaining ride. I think perhapsp too much time has passed for a third, it certainly wouldn't have the same vibe as the first two. There would be rapping Gremlins and God knows what else. More

Posted by Spiked at 13:59 on 19 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Tie in or Original Idea?
CGI Gremlins? Are you insane? The whole point of puppets are that thay are real physical objects and look hell of a lot better than some CGI rubbish. Look at how the Star Wars films turned out. I rest my case. More

Posted by scottfbuchan at 18:27 on 18 January 2013 | Report This Post

Noooooooooooooooooooooo
I understand that every person has their own view on this but I for one would not even watch this if it did get done. Why you ask, well let me tell you. Xmas Eve 1984, my old man got fed up with the sight of sprouts, turkey carcass and my mum wrapping presents like a loon so he took me to see Gremlins at the local cinema. I knew nothing about the film but gladly went as a trip to the cinema with the old man was always a treat (and nearly 30 years later we still do this although I pay now) an More

Posted by spamfiend at 11:58 on 18 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Tie in or Original Idea?
Finally, CGI Gremlins & Gizmo with Shia Lebeouf in the lead. Get Len Wiseman to direct & we're laughing. Much better than the old sh!tty one with the puppets. More

Posted by Dead Mike at 09:06 on 18 January 2013 | Report This Post

Tie in or Original Idea?
It's about time studios stopped trying to tie in with older films nad realise the audience has changed. Gremlins is a wonderful film, much grittier than it's watered down version you see now (was it not 15 on release?) These are our films for our generation. If todays audience want something like that could they not create something new and unconnected. It's bound to fail if you attatch it to something people hold sacred. If you create a film that is about gremlins on its own, yes there will More

Posted by pgmark at 08:40 on 18 January 2013 | Report This Post

Not a Classic - More a Missed Opportunity
Empire has it's 'Bend Over For Mr Spielberg' hat on again. Gremlins seriously needs a reboot. It's always a pity Spielberg got Jurassic Park and not Cameron. The book is terrific. The film is almost there but not quite. Lucas has finally realised he can't make Star Wars films that the people who love Star Wars like - he seems to have no idea WHAT people like about them. Spielberg is the same with some of his. More

Posted by andrewgc at 12:58 on 17 January 2013 | Report This Post

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I just hope they won't exaggerate with the CGI.. Don't want the gremlins to look like The Smurfs or Alvin and the chipmunks.. More

Posted by Chronicle at 12:27 on 17 January 2013 | Report This Post

A continuation would be alright.. but the danger they face is that wherever you set the story it's basically the same every time More

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