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Gremlins 3 will be dark & twisted and may kill off Gizmo

08.15.2017by: Mike Sprague

One of the top movies I have been looking forward to for most of my life (not kidding) is GREMLINS 3.

I love the first two films so much that a third film would pretty much be the coolest thing I can imagine other than a BACK TO THE FUTURE PART IV or a Spielberg-directed JAWS sequel.

While there seems to be little hope that we will ever see the two latter flicks come in be, a sequel to GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH is very much on the horizon and recently original GREMLINS screenwriter, turned director, Chris Columbus was speaking with /Film about just that.

Turns out the new film is in development (duh) and there is a new script - which, get this, features practical Gremlins, is "twisted and dark" and may feature the killing of Gizmo for the greater good.

Chris Columbus on GREMLINS 3:

I’m really proud of the script. 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.

Chris Columbus on practical vs CGI Gremlins:

Oh, without a doubt, minimal CGI. 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.

Chris Columbus on killing Gizmo:

Very good observation. That comes up in the movie, certainly. I think it probably is a good idea to be honest with you. Too many people are dying.

Let me just say that I am on board with practical Gremlins and a darker, more twisted tone, but I swear to the God of thunder that if they kill off Gizmo I'm going to lead the riots into the streets. 

Maybe turning him into a Gremlin isn't such a bad idea though...

What do you think of screenwriter Chris Columbus' comments on GREMLINS 3? Does this make you more, or less, excited for the eventual third film? Let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

GREMLINS 3 is now in development at Warner Brothers.

Extra Tidbit: GREMLINS was one of the films responsible for the PG-13 rating.
Source: /Film

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