Gremlins fans rejoice, we have some great news on the upcoming third film in the franchise!
Earlier this week the Princes Charles Cinema in London held a screening of the 1984 Christmas classic, and Zach Galligan a.k.a. Billy Peltzer was in attendance to take part in a question and answer session. It was during the Q&As that Peltzer shared with the audience some details about the upcoming Gremlins film!
Speaking to the audience, Galligan revealed:
"It's not going to be a reboot. It will not be a remake in any way, shape, or form. Chris Columbus has come out and said that the first film is very near and dear to his heart and as long as he is alive it will never be remade. So the only thing they will be, and apparently are going to be doing, is something along the lines of like Jurassic World, where it will be 30 years later.
All of the elements from the first, at least the first Gremlins movie -- Chris Columbus didn't really have much to do with the second Gremlins movie so I don't know how he feels about that -- but all of the things and events that happened in the first one will be referred to. And apparently some of the characters from the first one will reappear in the new one they are planning right now. I swear on my life, I don't know if I'm in it or not, but I think there is probably a decent chance since I'm one of the few people left standing from the first movie."
Amazing news, and I have to say, I'm extremely glad to hear that Gremlins is not going the reboot route that seems to be the way of many Hollywood films at the moment.
The new Gremlins film is being written by screenwriter Carl Ellsworth (Goosebumps, The Last House on the Left), and Christopher Columbus is on board to co-produce the film with Steven Spielberg.
Watch Galligan discussing the upcoming Gremlins film below: