Bright light! Bright light! Our sources tell us that, in keeping with Hollywood’s mandated pop culture recycling program, Warner Bros. Pictures is negotiating with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment to reboot their 1984 horror comedy, Gremlins.
We’re also told negotiations of this sort have happened several times over the years, but making Spielberg’s deal always proved too daunting a financial prospect and his involvement might simply be a requirement for making the film at all, so don’t hold your breath. Having said all of that, our sources tell us that it might just actually come off this time.
This wouldn’t be something Spielberg would direct, of course – he only executive produced the original, with Joe Dante behind the camera – but it never hurts to have the Great Man’s name on your project. A Spielberg spokesman said that the appropriate executives were not available for comment. We’ll keep you updated…
That's weird. I was just looking up "Critters" last night. Rip-off.
They re-did the 80s to death in 00s. Enough!
Part of the magic of 80s movies is the animatronics, claymation and computer graphics. It is amazing how well the robotic operators did in giving the Gremlins emotions. If they do a remake I think they will use CGI for most of it because it's cheaper and more versatile. Which will make the remake very different from the original.
Will Howie Mandel do the voice of Gizmo again?
Jessica Lange as chair lift bitch, please.
The sequel 'Gremlins 2' is much better, it's much funnier and wierd.
Definitely not the sort of movie that should ever be remade, it was much better than it had any right to be.
Is Cates still acting?
Zach G. was a total crush of mine during the 80s and 90s.
He did this really bad movie where he's tied up in bed shirtless for half the movie... which made the movie worth sitting through just to sit, stare, and drool :)
Has he ever done any nudity, R8?
Not that I know of... that movie was the closest I think.
imdb entry for the movie at the link: