Gremlins 3 won’t be a remake or reboot

Zach Galligan confirms that Gremlins 3 is still coming - and that it's taking a Jurassic World-style approach...

Gremlins star Zach Galligan has been at London’s brilliant Prince Charles Cinema for the past two nights, for the venue’s seasonal screenings of the first Gremlins film. And as such, he’s been doing Q&As, that have revealed fresh details about the forthcoming planned Gremlins 3 movie.

The last we heard of it was that original writer Chris Columbus was involved, along with Red Eye scribe Carl Ellsworth. Columbus had said earlier in the year that he was looking to JJ Abrams’ Star Trek reboot for inspiration. But now it seems that the success of Jurassic World has taught a lesson or two.

“It’s not going to be a reboot. It will not be a remake in any way, shape or form”, Galligan said. He added that “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”.

Instead, the plan is to do “something along the lines of Jurassic World, where it will be 30 years later”. That involves references to the original Gremlins film, too. Some of the original characters will return as well, although Galligan is unsure at the moment if he’s set to involved at this stage.

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There’s no firm release date or anything of that ilk for Gremlins 3 just yet. We’ll keep you posted.

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