The 1984 hit film Gremlins was one of the first, along with Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, to have the MPAA create the PG-13 rating. The film was such a hit that in 1990, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, was released and performed well.
Over the years, it had been long rumored that a third installment was in development but it would quickly fade and come back up and fade again. However, it has finally been announced that a third installment is in fact, in the works now.
Chris Columbus, who wrote the original 1984 film, has confirmed that he has written a script that will take the more darker tone of the original film compared to the more fluffy tone of the 1990 sequel. And there is one thing Columbus is pointing out that will shock fans: there is a possibility that the cute lovable Mogwai, Gizmo, may have to be eliminated because after all, it is when Gizmo gets wet that multiple Mogwai appear, who become the titular Gremlins when they break the rule of eating after midnight.
Columbus had this to say:
“I’m really proud of the script. 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.”
Fans worried that in this day of age, the Gremlins would be CGI, but Columbus is assured that the CGI will be set to a minimum while the use of puppetry and animatronics would still reign supreme.
“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.”
More as this major news develops…