'Gremlins' Remake Back on the Table and Being Developed Quickly?
Over the weekend, we heard the divisive news that a sequel to the 80s classic adventure The Goonies was in the works straight form director Richard Donner. In our report on that film, we recollected producer Frank Marshall's lamentation of remaking certain properties when a potential remake of Gremlins was said to be in the works. At the time, Marshall said that a remake of the director Joe Dante's 80s tongue-in-cheek horror couldn't move forward without permission from producer Steven Spielberg, and it sounds like maybe he's warmed up to the idea since AICN says the project is being fast-tracked at Warner Bros. More below!
However, we should just chalk this up to rumor for the time being, because the source wasn't confident enough to make this story a scoop on its own and tossed it in with a single line at the end of their report on The Goonies 2. However, last year we did hear that Seth Grahame-Smith (of the Pride, Prejudice & Zombies novel, plus Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) was working to develop the film, and planned to produce alongside David Katzenberg by way of their new production banner. Maybe the studio is finally getting the pieces together to make this happen. Stay tuned.