Warners Wants To Remake GREMLINS

GremlinsWarners Brothers is currently in negotiations with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment for the remake rights to director Joe Dante’s classic horror-comedy Gremlins.

This isn’t the first time that the studio has approached Amblin about the film rights, but Vulture is reporting that this time “that it might just actually come off this time.” Previous attempts were scuttled over price and the possibility of Spielberg’s involvement, presumably in a producer capacity. Vulture also stated that “A Spielberg spokesman said that the appropriate executives were not available for comment.”

Although a big hit when released in 1984, Dante’s film was criticized in some corners for its level of violence by those who sort of missed the point that it was trying to be a live-action cartoon. The 1990 sequel toned the violence down a bit. In both films, Dante included a number of nods to the classic horror films that he was a fan of.

Why do I have the feeling that much like gremlins themselves, rumors of a new Gremlins film will probably grow out of control if exposed to sunlight, get wet or are fed after midnight?

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