Last time we reported on rumors of a potential 3rd chapter in the Gremlins franchise was way back in August. It didn’t seem incredibly likely back then, and things are still looking bleak for another sequel today. After wrestling control of the franchise back from Warner Brothers, original Gremlins scribe/producer Chris Columbus isn’t in any hurry to slap together another embarrassing follow-up along the lines of Gremlins 2 (a notoriously bad sequel). He’s already penned a script, so what’s the holdup?
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While he’s more or less out of the loop, original Gremlins director Joe Dante weighed in on the situation during a recent interview with Forbes.
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.
Sounds like a Grade-A clusterfuck to me! What do you guys think about a potential 3rd film in the Gremlins franchise? Would you be interested in a prequel more than a sequel? Let’s discuss in the Comments section!
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