If often feels like damn near every movie or TV show we talk about is a reboot, sequel, or some other kind of revisitation. But for every one of these titles we see on the tube or in theaters, it’s easy to forget that not all of them come to fruition. Now we can add another one to the not-gonna-happen scrap heap (at least for now, nothing is ever completely sacred, off limits, or totally safe): Gremlins.
This idea has been kicking around for a while, and Warner Bros. has been trying to get it off the ground for years. Last we heard, Chris Columbus, who wrote the screenplay for the first film, was going to give the script another whack, while Seth Graeme-Smith and David Katzenberg were attached as producers. It was also being reported that this was a sequel of sorts (whatever that means) to Joe Dante’s 1984 original, not a straight reboot. Apparently, however, this movie is no longer in the works.