Over the past few years, we’ve lost count of the number of times there’s been talk that the long-rumoured new instalments of Gremlins and The Goonies could be moving forward, only for the projects to seemingly slip back into development hell.
Well, now we have another update direct from Chris Columbus, writer of the original two movies, who has told Screen Crush that he’s “heavilty developing” both projects with Warner Bros.:
“The stuff that I’m involved with — the Gremlins and Goonies reboots, for instance — they would do that without me. So, I’m staying involved just so I can be protective and actually protect what people love about those movies so it doesn’t go off track.”
Back in April, it was announced that Carl Ellsworth (Disturbia, Goosebumps) had signed on to pen a new draft for the Gremlins remake, while The Goonies director Richard Donner suggested in 2014 that the long-gestating sequel to the 1985 movie was moving forward with the original cast, before things fell silent once again.