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C'mon guys, let's not pretend to be surprised. Another beloved 80s movie that we grew up with, which had its own special little place in our hearts, is being considered for reboot. Just don't feed this one past midnight.

Vulture reports that Warner Bros. is currently in negotiations with 's Amblin Entertainment to reboot Gremlins. Yup, this is for real.

The Spielberg produced, 1984 -directed classic, which spawned one sequel and many rumors of a Gremlins 3 that never transpired, has apparently been eyed for years as remake material. Until now, it proved to be too pricey. However, it may be closer to a reality this time around, with Spielberg's production company expressing an interest.

Sequel this, sequel that, reboot, remake, prequel - WILL THEY EVER STOP THE INSANITY? A sequel I could cope with - it's better than a straight reboot. But please, no low-budget straight-to-DVD crap and definitely no heavily-CGI'd material instead of real practical effects. That could be bad. Just like when that Dutch guy CGI'd the hell out of the 2011 remake of 's The Thing. Whatever good intentions were behind that prequel were rendered moot with the riot of badly designed cartoonish digital FX. Even for empty calorie thrills, it wasn't up to scratch.

Oh, and just in case you think Spielberg would never taint the name of one of his cherished movies, think long and hard about Jurassic Park IV, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and that E.T. re-edit where the cops had CGI walkie-talkies to replace their weapons (skip to the 1:13 mark).

Dante's post-modern, utterly ruthless movie was an ingenious, delightfully scary fairytale horror flick. He had a lot of fun with convention making this, which is probably why the movie has stood the test of time. This presents a pressing question to my mind: will Dante be involved this time around? Although there's not much information surrounding this subject yet, and Dante himself has been keeping schtum about things, he'd better be on the cards. I mean, if you're not going to involve him, why do it at all? If the movie does actually come to be, we could be seeing Spielberg on producing duties, but that just leaves the door open for a director. So, who would best fill that role?

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