Gremlins 3 is a forthcoming American comedy horror Warner Bros reboot of the original 1984 franchise that is reportedly back in active development after a long period of gestation. No future director has been assigned to the project – although fans will probably still hope that Joe Dante may make a return.
The writer of the original, Christopher Columbus, is apparently producing and handling the screenplay. Steven Spielberg is executive producing.
On August 15, 2017, Christopher Columbus told /Film:
“It is as twisted and dark as anything, so we’ll see. It’s always a budgetary conversation when we’re going to shoot it. I wanted to go back to the really twisted sensibility of the first movie. I found that was a very easy place for me to fall back into and start writing again so hopefully we’ll see that movie soon.”
Commenting on planned special effects for Gremlins 3, Columbus said:
“CGI will enable us to remove wires and make the puppeteers lives a little easier. It was brutal. It was like a marathon every night for those guys. In the bar scene alone there were 18 [or] 20 people behind the bar. No-one had any space to move. It was just hellish for those guys so CGI will simplify that a little bit but it’s all puppets.”
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