It’s been a while since we’ve gotten an update on Gremlins 3; despite the fact that original Gremlins scribe Chris Columbus had finished a dark and harrowing screenplay, the project seems to be stuck in development limbo. Gremlins director Joe Dante weighed in on this situation in an interview with Forbes towards the end of September. To recap:
I probably have less information to give you than anybody because I am not involved with it, I don’t control the material, it’s reverted back to Chris Columbus who wrote the script for the first movie. They have plans to do something but what Chris wants to do may not be what Warner wants to do and it’s not just Warner it’s also a lot of other people like Amblin and Steven Spielberg – everyone has to agree on what they want to do and at this point nobody is going to figure that out. I think the reuniting of the cast is highly unlikely. Perhaps a Gremlins prequel might be something they will do but I don’t know as I was not asked to be involved.
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As we continue to wait for a film that may never come to fruition, it’s the perfect time to check out the video below. It’s a fan film called Gremlins: Recall! Directed by Ryan Patrick, it’s a practical FX extravaganza that delivers a powerful blast of nostalgia. Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
Katherine Rodriguez as Claire
Randy Irwin as Owen
Sarah Lilly as Deb
Robert Wood as The Pitchman
For kicks, here’s a behind-the-scenes vid showing what it took to bring Gremlins: Recall to fruition. Enjoy!