Over the past few years there’s been a lot of talk about Gremlins 3, and now it seems the project may finally be moving forward as original screenwriter Chris Columbus has revealed to SlashFilm that he’s completed a screenplay for a third instalment in the comedy-horror series.
“I’m really proud of the script,” said Columbus. “It is as twisted and dark as anything, so we’ll see. It’s always a budgetary conversation when we’re going to shoot it. I wanted to go back to the really twisted sensibility of the first movie. I found that was a very easy place for me to fall back into and start writing again so hopefully we’ll see that movie soon.”
Columbus also went on to reveal that the film will retain a heavy emphasis on practical effects: “Oh, without a doubt, minimal CGI. CGI will enable us to remove wires and make the puppeteers lives a little easier. It was brutal. It was like a marathon every night for those guys. In the bar scene alone there were 18 [or] 20 people behind the bar. No one had any space to move. It was just hellish for those guys so CGI will simplify that a little bit but it’s all puppets.”
He also added that the movie will deal with the question of whether Gizmo should be eliminated in order to prevent the creation of more Gremlins: “That comes up in the movie, certainly. I think it probably is a good idea to be honest with you. Too many people are dying.”
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