Last year there was much chatter about the possibility of a third Gremlins movie, a straight sequel to the second, and rumours placed writer/director Christopher Columbus behind the project.
Fans were ecstatic as Columbus had penned the script for the original movie back in 1984, but then COVID hit and news on the development went quiet.
Now we have more than just rumours thanks to a recent interview with Columbus on movie news website Collider. In the interview, a promotion of his Netflix sequel The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two, the director let slip a few details on the project.
“I wrote a script, so there is an existing script. We’re working out some rights issues right now, so we’re just trying to figure out when the best time to make that film would be. I would still do it the same way – I would do it as tangible puppets, not CGI. Maybe having — you know we had one stop-motion scene in the first Gremlins, but I don’t think I’d use much CGI in Gremlins 3.”
So the script is written and the project is ready to go but rights issues need to be sorted and that, unfortunately, could take a while. At least we have the animated series Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwai to tide us over next year.