Along with Ghostbusters, Back To The Future, and Indiana Jones, Gremlins is one of the most beloved movie franchises from the 80s. There have always been rumors that a third Gremlins movie would make its way into theaters. Now there’s a good chance this actually might happen, but it would be a reboot and not a sequel film.
Vulture reports that Warner Bros is currently in negotiations with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment for the rights to make another Gremlins movie. There have been a number of negotiations in the past regarding the property but those have usually fallen through due to Amblin and Steven Spielberg’s participation with the new project. But according to Vulture’s inside sources, there’s a good chance a deal might be able to be made between both parties.
There wasn’t a new Gremlins movie since the sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch hit theaters during the summer of 1990. The sequel was a box office failure only taking in $41 million domestically but the original Gremlins film remains a big hit taking in $153 million in 1984. Joe Dante directed both movies but it’s unclear if he would be attached to a third.