Can we talk about this, please? While much of the news surrounding a Gremlins reboot/faux sequel is utter bunk, the word on the street is that Warner Brothers was in the process of fast-tracking this little 80s gem for a remake. Chris Columbus has been campaigning for Gremlins and another 80s staple, The Goonies, to be granted sequels for quite some time, and it looks like he's going to get his wish.
According to The Tracking Board, Columbus is set to produce the Gremlins reboot, and we all know the story - Average boy gets a pet for Christmas (which seemed to happen a LOT in the 80s) that turns out to be a magical creature and not just an ugly cat. Long story short, Billy screws up, ignores the rules and unleashes a horde of vicious lizard creatures onto the scene. As per usual, 80s-style hilarity ensues.
The project has been in the works for a while, with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg set to produce through their KatzSmith Productions company, but it was unknown whether Columbus, who wrote the script of the original movie, would return.
Original producer Steven Spielberg is also involved in some production capacity.
Chris Columbus is known for bringing darker elements to the stories he's attached to, but he's also known for directing some epically feel-good kids films, which explains Gremlins kind of perfectly. If Gremlins is going the way that The Evil Dead 2013 film went, I think I might actually be getting interested in where this could go. I just hope they bring back Zach Galligan for some retro points.
What do YOU think?
(Source: The Tracking Board)