'Goosebumps' Writer Pouring Some Water on the 'Gremlins' Remake

April 8, 2015
Source: Deadline


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.

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments


GREMLINS remake? If they can get puppeteers and keep things fun, I am okay with this. // Doubtful they can though.

DAVIDPD on Apr 8, 2015


No, it'll all be CG. Damn shame too. Back in MY day...

grimjob on Apr 8, 2015


Puppets or no Gremlins. Let's start a petition.

TheOct8pus on Apr 9, 2015


I'd rather they just make a decent sequel. 2 was fun, but it lacked the darker edge the first had going for it. C'mon Dante, takes the reigns man!

grimjob on Apr 8, 2015


Write something original for frig's sake. Hollywood is sinking below crap level with its ideas. Thank God I don't go out to the cinema much anymore.

Jason Scarpelli on Apr 9, 2015

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