First rule of developing a movie remake in the Hollywood: You’ve got to hire a veteran screenwriter, or at least, the one who has written many other remakes.
While we are not exactly fond of the idea of watching more movie remakes, we can’t say we aren’t excited for some of them either. After it was announced that Warner Bros will develop a remake of 1984’s “Gremlins“, EW confirmed that screenwriter Carl Ellsworth will pen the script of the film.
“Gremlins” is a horror comedy film directed by Joe Dante and written by Chris Columbus. It centres on Billy, a young man who received Mogwai a.k.a Gizmo from his father. However, it is not easy to take care of this warm and furry little creature because it comes with a great responsibility.
The creature will multiply itself when it gets wet and transform itself into a tall and scaly creature known as gremlin if anyone feeds it after midnight. However, it will also die when it’s exposed to sunlight or bright lights.
Columbus will return to produce the remake along with Steven Spielberg, who served as a producer in the original film. No directors were attached to the project, but as previously mentioned, Ellsworth will pen the script.
Ellsworth is a rising screenwriter who is best known for his work on Wes Crave’s “Red Eye” and the recent remake of “Last House On The Left”. He began his screenwriting career with the supernatural costume-shop episode of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”. He then wrote the script for the Shia LaBeouf teen thriller “Disturbia” and the upcoming “Goosebumps” movie.
We’ll leave you now with the original “Gremlins” trailer, just in case you’ve forgotten: