WB Moving Ahead on 'Gremlins' Remake with Seth Grahame-Smith?

May 13, 2013
Source: Bloody-Disgusting


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.

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  • N.
    It was bound to happen but I am not excited about this the original is one of my all time favorites either way even if this is made we will always have the classic to fall back on!
  • OfficialJab
    I think I'll like it. Just a hunch. There needs to be an earth-shaking fan movement to include physical gremlin effects, though.
    Oh no.
  • Dane
    I disagree. At least as long as they stick to practical effects. There has needed to be a big budget movie that shuns the onslaught of CG madness (aside from The Dark Knight) and this could be it. If they go CG, it's over. I have wanted a new Gremlins movie for years. I really liked the 2nd one and it hasn't worn out its welcome in my head. I predict that there will be a resurgence of in camera effects and practical creatures in the coming years and I hope this is a kick-start.
  • David Banner
    Beetlejuice 2 ???
  • Lagoya
    NOTHING can beat the stair lift scene from the original.
  • grimjob
    Hey Joe Dante! Come back and just make a third, to hell with damn remake bullshtein!
  • BinaryChaos
    I'm wondering when they are going to do a remake of E.T.? Let's not stop there how about Rocky and Superman...oops Superman has already been done. The list of cult classic movies being remade are becoming smaller everyday.
  • T-Rex
    I look forward to it, I love Gremlin's but like the ''Godzilla Remake'' coming out next year. Remember what fan's love and the element's that made the characters a Classic. Going all CG and changing everything will cause a major backlash and it will bomb.. Look at Godzilla 1998 as a prime example.
  • Weird Mike
    Hopefully there's a shooting at every movie theater and every person watching the remake just doesn't pull through.
  • Disgruntly
    It will not be Gremlins without Joe Dante.




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