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Gremlins remake?

07.30.2009

Does it seem like lately all you're hearing about is remakes? Well, it's possible that another studio might be ruining our lives once more with a remake of the 84' classic GREMLINS.

While I think it's rather impossible to find another Zach Galligan; director of the first, Joe Dante understands that while the studio would want a 3 it would have to be a remake in his opinion, "I hear they're going to make another one soon. I can see why - it would be stupid to let that title go to waste. The actors from the first two are too old to do a proper sequel, so I'm sure when the new one arrives it will be a remake of the original." So at this point it's really up in the air on whether they would call it a remake or sequel? But are either necessary? I really liked GREMLINS, so much so that when I was little I had the poster with Gizmo in his Barbie car tacked to my bedroom door.

I'm on the fence at this point, but I think I really could not handle if they did the mogwai or gremlins in CGI. Dante and I seem to be on the same page about this idea, If they do the monsters with CGI, I don't know if it would be the same. They should go back and do it with puppets again, though at this point I wouldn't be interested in being involved." That seems like a smart move. It's also too soon to know if Chris Columbus, who also wrote the beloved GOONIES will be involved.

I've said this a million times on this site, I'm done with trying to convince Hollywood to try original ideas...because obviously it's not working.

I can't resist providing a hot picture of Phoebe Cates. She was a good person to want to be like when I was growing up. This of course was before ever seeing FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH.

Extra Tidbit: Did anyone else see WAXWORK with Zach Galligan? I love that movie!

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9:33AM on 08/01/2009
The only guy i want to see direct another Gremlins is some obscure French director who made and awesome yotube video with classic scenes being taken over by Gremlins . He even created his own puppets , the guy is a genius .
The only guy i want to see direct another Gremlins is some obscure French director who made and awesome yotube video with classic scenes being taken over by Gremlins . He even created his own puppets , the guy is a genius .
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11:17PM on 07/31/2009

Ok, but get it right

Think about it, though... we don't know where Gremlins come from in their universe. I would really like an origins story. They can really play on Gizmo's shyness, why he's that way and all that. Maybe a new character, Gizmo's dad or something. And, the reason why every spawn will have a mohaked creature, and why they're all evil and crazy - there's a whole World they can explore. But, again... they just have to "get it right."
Think about it, though... we don't know where Gremlins come from in their universe. I would really like an origins story. They can really play on Gizmo's shyness, why he's that way and all that. Maybe a new character, Gizmo's dad or something. And, the reason why every spawn will have a mohaked creature, and why they're all evil and crazy - there's a whole World they can explore. But, again... they just have to "get it right."
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2:38PM on 07/31/2009

Do The Original idea!

The Original Script written by Chris Columbus would be the way to go. "Miss, What does mogwai mean?" "It means "DEVIL". The dog and the teacher eaten! This screenplay is both Scary and a fun horror show! Will it happen.....?
Of course not.
The Original Script written by Chris Columbus would be the way to go. "Miss, What does mogwai mean?" "It means "DEVIL". The dog and the teacher eaten! This screenplay is both Scary and a fun horror show! Will it happen.....?
Of course not.
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1:21PM on 07/31/2009
Why do I picture them using Shia and Megan Fox in the lead roles?
Why do I picture them using Shia and Megan Fox in the lead roles?
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12:08PM on 07/31/2009
I would like for it to be darker. A horror Gremlins could work.
I would like for it to be darker. A horror Gremlins could work.
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10:35AM on 07/31/2009
fucking-a.
fucking-a.
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5:43AM on 07/31/2009
WB owns Gremlins, so you know what that means, dontcha? PLATINUM DUNES remake! Oh christ. You know it's going to happen just because of that. They live to do nothing but remake movies, it's really quite pathetic actually.
WB owns Gremlins, so you know what that means, dontcha? PLATINUM DUNES remake! Oh christ. You know it's going to happen just because of that. They live to do nothing but remake movies, it's really quite pathetic actually.
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5:10AM on 07/31/2009
The problem with Remakes is everyone still goes to them. Hollywood knows what they're doing. They're playing on nostalgia. At the moment we have a lot of people who are just trying to make an easy buck and maybe let people relive their past. But sooner or later all that will be left are remakes of remakes to be made and at some point I figure audiences will get bored and just stop paying. I haven't gone to a remake of any sort in a couple of years now. They just don't look that interesting and
The problem with Remakes is everyone still goes to them. Hollywood knows what they're doing. They're playing on nostalgia. At the moment we have a lot of people who are just trying to make an easy buck and maybe let people relive their past. But sooner or later all that will be left are remakes of remakes to be made and at some point I figure audiences will get bored and just stop paying. I haven't gone to a remake of any sort in a couple of years now. They just don't look that interesting and they could never compete with the originals in my mind. Simply due to nostalgia.

Everything is being remade from the 80's today. Fashion, music, toys and movies. The best way to fight a remake is not to go. Maybe if they see the interest isn't there they'll stop making them, but as it stands we flock to remakes and re(different word fro remake here).
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4:39AM on 07/31/2009

Great logic

"The actors from the first two are too old to do a proper sequel". Brilliant. Because we all know the only people who can act are under the age of 30.
"The actors from the first two are too old to do a proper sequel". Brilliant. Because we all know the only people who can act are under the age of 30.
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1:48AM on 07/31/2009
your going to far hollywood. TOO FAR! this cant happen
your going to far hollywood. TOO FAR! this cant happen
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12:04AM on 07/31/2009
CGI could create some really creepy gremlins, but it could also create some really awful gremlins at the same time.
CGI could create some really creepy gremlins, but it could also create some really awful gremlins at the same time.
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12:03AM on 07/31/2009
In this day and age...the CGI may help it look better but there's nearly no chance they'll be able to do the humor the 1st movie had, as such, do it justice.
In this day and age...the CGI may help it look better but there's nearly no chance they'll be able to do the humor the 1st movie had, as such, do it justice.
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11:50PM on 07/30/2009
Waxwork needs a better dvd besides the barebones crap they have now.

I would be down for a Gremlins remake..as long as they did something different..have them be more vicious and bloodthirsty than michievious..I wouldn't mind a Ghoulies remake as well
Waxwork needs a better dvd besides the barebones crap they have now.

I would be down for a Gremlins remake..as long as they did something different..have them be more vicious and bloodthirsty than michievious..I wouldn't mind a Ghoulies remake as well
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11:13PM on 07/30/2009

sigh

I'd be bothered if they decide to go a family friendly route.
I'd be bothered if they decide to go a family friendly route.
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10:57PM on 07/30/2009
what the hell is wrong with a sequel, it wouldnt be hard to just have gizmo interact with some new characters in a new setting...almost like a sequel/reboot.
what the hell is wrong with a sequel, it wouldnt be hard to just have gizmo interact with some new characters in a new setting...almost like a sequel/reboot.
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10:59PM on 07/30/2009
thank you. exactly what im saying.
thank you. exactly what im saying.
10:57PM on 07/30/2009

christ

I dont mind remakes, except when they can MAKE A FUCKING SEQUEL INSTEAD. Just look at Star Trek and Tron Legacy.
I dont mind remakes, except when they can MAKE A FUCKING SEQUEL INSTEAD. Just look at Star Trek and Tron Legacy.
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10:10PM on 07/30/2009

Not A Bad Idea

Not all remakes are a bad idea. I think it's time for them to bring Gremlins back to the big screen, and introduce them to a whole new generation.

I agree that they should use puppets instead of CGI. Get the people who made puppets/physical characters for Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy 2.
Not all remakes are a bad idea. I think it's time for them to bring Gremlins back to the big screen, and introduce them to a whole new generation.

I agree that they should use puppets instead of CGI. Get the people who made puppets/physical characters for Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy 2.
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10:16PM on 07/30/2009
I don't think every remake is a bad idea, I just want to see something new. Something that inspires people to make crappy remakes of their own some 20 years later. :)
I don't think every remake is a bad idea, I just want to see something new. Something that inspires people to make crappy remakes of their own some 20 years later. :)
9:57PM on 07/30/2009
Why?? God, WHY???
if anyone remakes Aliens i'm going to fucking hang myself.
Why?? God, WHY???
if anyone remakes Aliens i'm going to fucking hang myself.
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9:19PM on 07/30/2009

District 9!

is going to be awesome! i'm looking forward to seeing a good movie.
is going to be awesome! i'm looking forward to seeing a good movie.
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9:25PM on 07/30/2009
District 9 was awesome.
District 9 was awesome.
8:59PM on 07/30/2009
Forget a Gremlins remake. How about a Gremlins vs. Critters movie.
Forget a Gremlins remake. How about a Gremlins vs. Critters movie.
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8:50PM on 07/30/2009
damn, on one hand, i'd love to see the gremlins make a comeback. i fucking love those movies. on the other hand, dante's right, they can't cgi the gremlins. my childhood would be raped.you can fuck up indiana jones, terminator(that one still hurt though), aliens,predator, but if you cgi gizmo or the gremlins, thats going too far hollywood.
damn, on one hand, i'd love to see the gremlins make a comeback. i fucking love those movies. on the other hand, dante's right, they can't cgi the gremlins. my childhood would be raped.you can fuck up indiana jones, terminator(that one still hurt though), aliens,predator, but if you cgi gizmo or the gremlins, thats going too far hollywood.
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8:49PM on 07/30/2009
I own the Waxwork: Double Feature DVD (haws both 1 and 2). I concur that they are both awesome...2 even has a cameo by Mr. Chin himself Bruce Campbell.
I own the Waxwork: Double Feature DVD (haws both 1 and 2). I concur that they are both awesome...2 even has a cameo by Mr. Chin himself Bruce Campbell.
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8:57PM on 07/30/2009
It's so awesome, isn't it?! I love the hardcore 80-ness of it all.
It's so awesome, isn't it?! I love the hardcore 80-ness of it all.
8:28PM on 07/30/2009

Yes

Why can't people understand the concept of the remake, from a business standpoint. Remaking Gremlins makes perfect since. I loved it as a kid, just like my friends did. So ofcourse, the current generations of kids will love the remake. It's a potential cash cow. Anyone one with sense, running a studio, would rather invest millions in remaking a certified hit from twenty years ago, rather than taking a chance on something new. UNDERSTAND!?

Gizmo is adorable, and the toys aren't being made
Why can't people understand the concept of the remake, from a business standpoint. Remaking Gremlins makes perfect since. I loved it as a kid, just like my friends did. So ofcourse, the current generations of kids will love the remake. It's a potential cash cow. Anyone one with sense, running a studio, would rather invest millions in remaking a certified hit from twenty years ago, rather than taking a chance on something new. UNDERSTAND!?

Gizmo is adorable, and the toys aren't being made anymore. Some brand new Gremlin toys being made, after another hit movie, would mean millions. I wish I could invest in this Gremlins remake.
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8:31PM on 07/30/2009
I totally get that, but I think it's also something good to put new ideas out there. We can't do remakes forever, and I'd rather try and fail at an idea then never try.

But it would make a lot of money.
I totally get that, but I think it's also something good to put new ideas out there. We can't do remakes forever, and I'd rather try and fail at an idea then never try.

But it would make a lot of money.
8:17PM on 07/30/2009
I think the only reason I'm bothered by this would be that I don't want them to screw it up.
I think the only reason I'm bothered by this would be that I don't want them to screw it up.
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8:12PM on 07/30/2009
I loved Gremlins, growing up. It was a staple of my childhood, yet this news doesn't bug me too much. I mean Dante's right, it'd just be a waste to never do anything again with the series.
I loved Gremlins, growing up. It was a staple of my childhood, yet this news doesn't bug me too much. I mean Dante's right, it'd just be a waste to never do anything again with the series.
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8:05PM on 07/30/2009

i can see

this happening.
this happening.
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