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Back in 1984 the Horror comedy GREMLINS hit the scene. The film was released by Warner Bros, directed by Joe Dante, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. It has a brilliant angle as the story follows a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then spawns other creatures who transform into small, destructive, evil monsters. Then in 1990 Dante also directed the sequel, GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH.
Now in the present day, a new GREMLINS film has been taking shape as Warner Bros has a new script to play with. The original film was written by Christopher Columbus.
As progress continues to happen on a third GREMLINS film, Columbus spoke with /Film and had this to say about 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. “
Columbus commented on practical effects versus CGI:
“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.”
He went on to talk about Gizmo possibly dying in the film:
“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.”
We will continue to follow the progress of GREMLINS 3 and continue to keep you up to date.