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Gremlins Once-Lost Behind-The-Scenes Footage Found

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In 1984, Joe Dante gained mainstream success with the release of Gremlins. The film grossed $153 million against a production budget of $11 million. Gremlins was a pop culture sensation that spawned a sequel in 1990 and talks of a third film that have persisted ever since. Needless to say, Gremlins is part of the ’80s fabric of nostalgia that many people love today.

A once thought-to-be-lost, behind-the-scenes video recently surfaced on the Internet. It’s unclear where the behind-the-scenes video originated from, but it is believed that it could have been part of a TV special in the early ’80s. Regardless of its origins, it’s interesting to take a look back at the film and its amazing practical special effects.

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Gremlins Remake In The Works From Warner Bros.

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gizmoGremlins is one of the most beloved movie franchises from the ’80s, along with Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and Indiana Jones. A sequel to Joe Dante’s Gremlins 2: The New Batch has been in development since 1990, but we won’t be getting Gremlins 3 after all. Instead, Warner Bros. is working on a remake.

According to Bleeding Cool, Warner Bros. and producer David Katzenberg has hired screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith to pen the script for a Gremlins remake. Seth Grahame-Smith is guy behind the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter best-selling novels (he also wrote the screenplay for the latter’s big-screen adaptation). In the movie world, he also wrote the screenplay for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows remake and the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot for Chronicle-director Josh Trank. Grahame-Smith has also been attached to a potential Bettlejuice remake with director Tim Burton.

A few months ago, Steven Spielberg was in the final negotiations with Warner Bros. to make a new Gremlins film. An Amblin Entertainment film cannot be remade, sequelized, or rebooted without Steven Spielberg’s participation and clearance. Although it’s unclear how much Spielberg will participate in the Gremlins remake, it seems he is on board with the project.

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Gremlins Getting A New Movie, But It’s A Reboot

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gremlinsAlong 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.

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Gremlins 3 Happening And In 3D!

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gremlins3dGremlins may be headed back to theaters, and this time in 3D. There’s been talk for years now about another Gremlins sequel getting done, but now the guys at Marketsaw claim it’s happening. Word from their rumor sources is that the project is still in early stages, but is in development.

The original Gremlins, directed by Joe Dante, was about a quirky, cuddly pet which reproduced like a tribble when exposed to water and turned totally evil if fed after midnight. It spawned a second film and was, generally speaking, a crazy amount of fun. But more than anything, the Gremlins franchise was a product of the 80s. Would it work today? More importantly, will it work without director Joe Dante, who, in the past has been pretty clear that he’s unlikely to be involved in any potential resurrection of the Gremlins? In fact back in 2006 when asked about the possibility of a third Gremlins a rather grumpy Dante had only this to say, “I can’t say I’m looking forward to seeing it.”

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