Chris Columbus joins the Gremlins reboot

News Simon Brew 9 Jul 2014 - 06:59
Don't feed 'em after midnight...

The writer of the original Gremlins joins the new movie as a producer...

Well, it looks as if Warner Bros is serious this time. For many years, there's been talk of a Gremlins reboot/remake/belated sequel, but there finally seems to be some real progress being made.

We already knew that Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg were involved with the new Gremlins film. But The Tracking Board now reports that Chris Columbus has jumped aboard the new Gremlins as a producer. Columbus penned the screenplay for the first film, and he's also set to produce the belated Goonies sequel that's also in the works. Steven Spielberg is also said to be involved in both projects.

The Tracking Board suggests that the new Gremlins is a remake, although we're not 100% sure that's the case. It does seem clear that the director of the first two films, Joe Dante, is not involved, at least not at the moment.

More news on Gremlins 3 - or whatever it ends up being called - as we hear it.

The Tracking Board.

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