We’ve been hearing talk of a new Gremlins movie for years now, with conflicting reports as to whether the third film would be a continuation of the franchise, or a full reboot. Well, according to Zach Gilligan, star of the original two movies, it is firmly the former.
“It’s not going to be a reboot,” said Galligan at a special Gremlins event at London’s Prince Charles Cinema.. “It will not be a remake in any way, shape, or form. Chris Columbus has come out and said that the first film is very near and dear to his heart and as long as he is alive it will never be remade. So the only thing they will be, and apparently are going to be doing, is something along the lines of like Jurassic World, where it will be 30 years later.”
“All of the elements from the first, at least the first Gremlins movie — Chris Columbus didn’t really have much to do with the second Gremlins movie so I don’t know how he feels about that — but all of the things and events that happened in the first one will be referred to,” he continued. “And apparently some of the characters from the first one will reappear in the new one they are planning right now. I swear on my life, I don’t know if I’m in it or not, but I think there is probably a decent chance since I’m one of the few people left standing from the first movie.”
Are you excited at the prospect of a new Gremlins sequel, and do you think it will ever drag itself out of development hell? Let us know in the comments below…
Via Comic Book