Monday, January 25, 2010 3:13 PM
Gremlins 3!? IN 3D!? AWESOME NEWS!
The first Gremlins was an awesome movie and was one of my favorite movies as a kid. Ever since I had seen it, every time I was in Chinatown anywhere I was looking for Mr. Wing to get my mogwai. It was released in 1984, and then rereleased in '85, and then the sequel came out in 1990. It seems like the series had died out, but according to this article this awesome series might add another notch to its belt and we may actually get to see Gremlins 3 in 3D!
Its just a rumor, but it probably means that we will be in for a big treat in the future. There's no cast, no director (though we're pretty sure it won't be Joe Dante), and no script. We don't know if the script is even going to be written by Chris Columbus who wrote the screenplay for the first two, but we know that someone is out there penning it. Steven Spielberg owns the rights to Gremlins, so he will probably produce the third as well. We just have to hope that he doesn't screw it up.
All we can do is hope that they do it right, which is hard to mess up in stereoscopic 3D! I mean Avatar was basically a remake of Pocahontas.. but way more awesome and 3D.
The director of the first two, Joe Dante, said that there will more than likely be a Gremlins 3 in 2006, but also said that they would probably not "ask him to do it," since he is attached to the puppeteering in the originals. CGI gremlins most certainly will not suffice.
Now that they're done remaking all of the 70's movies, the 80's movies are ripe for the picking. With Ghostbusters and Gremlins being revisited with sequels, I'm sure we are going to see a lot of 80s remakes coming around. I'm sure the stereoscopic 3D will make all of them gems. I mean hell, even Beowulf was awesome in 3D. It won't be so bad if this movie is a flop, its not like the new CGI gremlins can really take away the nostalgia of those green slimy puppets from the '80s.
Filed under: 3D movie, Gremlins, New, Gremlins 3, Steven Spielberg