'Goosebumps' Writer Pouring Some Water on the 'Gremlins' Remake
There have been rumblings of a remake of the 1984 horror comedy Gremlins developing at Warner Bros. with last year bringing a rumor that Chris Columbus would be producing the remake. Now Deadline confirms that the studio is indeed working on reviving the original film from Joe Dante with a new version that will be scripted by Carl Ellsworth, who recently wrote the big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps horror book series, as well as Disturbia (which is basically a remake of Rear Window) and remakes of Last House on the Left and Red Dawn. Steven Spielberg will also be producing this one too.
If for some reason you're not familiar with the silly little horror flick, it took place in a small town where a young man came into possession of an odd little animal called a Mogwai. And this adorable little guy had some rules to take care of him, including keeping him away from light, not getting him wet, and not letting him eat after midnight. If you get them wet, they multiply, and if they eat after midnight, they turn into slimy, deadly versions of themselves. But sunlight is their ultimate weakness. A remake was inevitable, but will it be able to have the same dark charm of the original along with the cool practical effects? We'll see.