Ever since I heard the news that Joe Dante’s legendary cult classic Gremlins was being eyed by Hollywood as a possible property fit for expansion, I feared they’d be making plans for a remake rather than a sequel and now it seems my fears have been confirmed.
Let me just say that there is nothing about Dante’s 1984 comedy horror classic which needs remade, retouched or rebooted in any fashion whatsoever. A sequel mining the original mythology would be a far more appropriate and altogether satisfying inclusion to the franchise, rather than a movie which is now being reported to ‘include story elements of the original movie marking it out as a remake rather than a sequel.’
This horrifying announcement came this week after Film Divider reported that a pitch for Gremlins 3 was successfully made to Warner Bros by Morgan Jurgenson, (Tucker & Dale Vs Evil), and Alex Ankeles, (Subdivision), which apparently received the approval of Christopher Columbus who wrote the original Gremlins screenplay. Rumour has it pretty much everything is in place the only thing left is an approving from Steven Spielberg before the remake gets the green light.
But how can it be titled Gremlins 3 when it’s obviously going to be a remake? The crazy, mixed-up world we live in.
(via Film Divider)