Are you ready for some cute, cuddly…Oh wait. We mean creepy, mischievous monsters with big appetites?
Mogwai (Cantonese: 魔怪, “monster”) from the horror cult classic, “Gremlins“, will return to the big screen soon because a 3rd “Gremlins” movie is currently underway.
According to BBC, American actor Zach Galligan, who was at a sold-out screening of “Gremlins” in London on Wednesday night, disclosed that the next series of the movie will be a new instalment of the franchise rather than a reboot. This also means that the new film will be the 2nd “Gremlins” sequel and the 3rd movie overall.
“Goosebumps” scribe Carl Ellsworth is attached to pen the script and according to Galligan, the studio will be doing something like “Jurassic World“, where the threequel will take place 30 years later.
“Gremlins” is a 1984 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 the producer of the original film. No directors are attached to the project yet, but there’s a high possibility that Galligan will star in it.
You can watch the original “Gremlins” trailer below:
We’re a little surprised that they’re going to develop a threequel instead of rebooting or remaking the original film. After all, tonnes of horror movies are getting the remake/reboot treatments right now.
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