WB Moving Ahead on 'Gremlins' Remake with Seth Grahame-Smith?
Another day, another remake. We've been reporting rumors and news and bits of updates about a remake of the lovable monster classic Gremlins for many years. In January we wrote about Warner Bros starting active development on the remake/reboot, however there is a quote from last year that is still relevant: "it can't be remade without Steven [Spielberg's] permission." Well, our friends at Bloody-Disgusting are now reporting that WB is moving forward and they've assigned Seth Grahame-Smith (of the Pride, Prejudice & Zombies novel, plus Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) to work on developing the film.
Details are still unconfirmed and at the moment they're only saying that Seth Grahame-Smith is producing alongside of David Katzenberg. "No word if Smith will also write this new take on the Steven Spielberg-produced Gremlins." Interesting. Since working on Dark Shadows, Grahame-Smith has executive produced MTV's "The Hard Times of RJ Berger" and started work on Stephen King's It remake and Beetlejuice 2, both at Warner Bros as well. It mostly sounds like the studio is actively moving forward on development of the Gremlins and wants to put someone in charge of the creative process until they find a director. I don't like the sound of any of this so far. I'd much rather they put a stop to this soon than let it develop any further.