Writer hired for Gremlins reboot?

News Simon Brew
13 May 2013 - 12:21
Gremlins 2 = great movie

The planned reboot of Gremlins looks like it's moved one step closer...

As we've mentioned on more than one occasion at Den Of Geek, director Joe Dante pulled a blinder with Gremlins 2: The New Batch. Hired back by Warner Bros, when the studio was struggling to get the sequel off the ground, Dante was given relatively free reign, and happily used it. He made, to paraphrase him, a sequel that would all but wipe out the chances of a Gremlins 3.

It's been an effective plan too, but the reboot machine has been circling Gremlins for some time now. And it may just have got its prey.

Bloody Disgusting is now reporting that Seth Grahame-Smith, who penned last year's Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is the man who has been hired. Grahame-Smith also wrote the likes of Pride And Prejudice And Zombies of which a movie version is on the way. He's also reportedly penned a script for a Beetlejuice sequel.

David Katzenberg is producing whatever the new Gremlins movie turns out to be called.

Don't expect Joe Dante to direct this one, sadly. Even though he clearly should. When we hear more about the project, we'll let you know...

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