We've known for a while that a remake of Joe Dante's 1984 classic GREMLINS was in the pipeline at Warner Brothers, most recently with ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER writer Seth Grahame-Smith reportedly tapped to produce the long-gestating reboot. While many fans aren't too thrilled with the idea of GREMLINS getting the remake treatment, others are quite OK with it, which led to one of our 'It's the Booze Talkin'" columns on that very subject. Whether we want it or not, it looks like Warner Bros. is dead-set on making it happen, and now it seems that it could be moving ahead faster than we expected.
Piggybacking the news of a sequel to THE GOONIES (another idea I'm not too excited about), our friends over at AICN dropped a bit of information regarding the long-mooted GREMLINS remake, sharing...
"One film from that period that I still adore, however, is GREMLINS, and I'm told a remake of Joe Dante's film is also moving quickly at WB. Good times."
Just how quickly is it moving? Can we expect to hear some solid announcements on the project soon? We'll be keeping our ear to the ground on this one and you can bet as soon as we hear something we'll share it here on Arrow In The Head.
In Dante’s 1984 film, a boy (Zach Galligan) inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. The film spawned a sequel, the 1990 GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH, in which Gremlins take total control over the building of a media mogul.
The two films have grossed more than $190M worldwide.