‘Gremlins 3′ In 3D?

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Last summer we reported on the possibility of another Gremlins movie, adding to the list of classic franchises getting a remake, reboot or an extra sequel, just to capitalize on the popularity of the originals. The news came straight from the director of the original Gremlins, Joe Dante, who said he thinks they’re making another one soon and that it, “would be stupid to let that title go to waste.”

Fast forward more than six months and we get wind of news from Market Saw that there is a Gremlins 3 on the way, and (of course), we may be getting it in 3D. It was only a matter of time, wasn’t it?…

Shortly after Market Saw reported the news that the long awaited Ghostbusters 3 is going to be in 3D comes this news about Gremlins 3. Market Saw say they have, “very good information from a top source,” that another Gremlins movie is on the way in stereoscopic 3D. To be clear this is NOT just a re-release of the original Gremlins that’s just being converted into three dimensions. Market Saw says the project is in the very early stages, “with still lots of hurdles to pass,” but it is being developed nonetheless.

As we said back when news of another Gremlins first surfaced, we doubt any of the original cast members will come back, with the exception of some cameos shoved in there as Easter eggs. However, will we see Joe Dante come back to direct? It would seem unlikely if the project wasn’t being developed for 3D but since it is it makes much more sense. Why? Well, Dante recently directed the 3D thriller The Hole, which is supposed to be pretty decent, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear talks of Dante directing Gremlins 3 as the project’s development continues.

I only remember parts of the original two Gremlin movies since the last time I saw them my age was still in the single-digit figures. However, I don’t know if I’d want to see another installment – didn’t they say all that needed to be said with the first two? 😛

Will Gremlins work in today’s modern movie going age where audiences are used to CGI rather than puppets? I doubt we’ll see them use the latter again and instead opt for CGI creatures, but wouldn’t that take away from the magic? I’d say so. And I have no real interest in seeing it in 3D, as it just doesn’t seem suited to the technology for me. This again seems like nothing more than an attempt to cash in on a pre-established property. Time will tell if it pays off.

Of course, don’t start marking your diaries for another Gremlins quite yet, as this information about Gremlins 3 in 3D isn’t totally official. When it is, we’ll be sure to let you know. For now: what do you think of the idea of another Gremlins movie? And would you like to see it in 3D?

Source: Market Saw (hat tip to /Film)

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  1. You nailed it pretty much!
    CGI instead of Puppets just takes away the Magic. I still remember Gizmo as the most cute puppet in movie-history!!!

  2. Gotta go old school and keep it true to the original

  3. i hope we have a another writers and actors strike that shuts down hollywood for 10 years. causing writers, actors and film makers to use creativity an go back to the old days of the gorilla style of film making again. or maybe some hackers could make a cgi virus and make thing normal again.

  4. They should do a blend of CGI and puppetry. Lose the 3d though

  5. Okay this might seem weird, but I saw Gremlins when I was pretty young so I don't remember it too well, but I recently learned it is a comedy. I remember it as being a horror movie! Maybe I just didn't get it at that age…

  6. Gremlins really only worked the first time. The second movie was silly. The reason why Gremlins worked when it first came out was the adorable little Magwai. We hadn't really had a cuddly little character like that before. Pixar has saturated that market now. Don't really need another fuzzy, sweet, endearing fuzzball.

  7. They should try to take the puppetry further than has been doable thus far but leave things beyond the technology to the graphic artists. They could advance the overall story somewhat too. How do you eliminate all Gremlins? Ban their import?

  8. While they're at it they should just make another critters movie lol (sarcasm)

  9. I loved the first Gremlins movie, but never saw the sequel. I like the idea of doing 3D, but CGI is a big NO IMO. They need to stick with the puppets if they're going to do this right, and also it has to do with the casting… We don't want another casting choice like The Fresh Prince's son as the karate kid

  10. YES YES YES!!!!GRemlins was a great movie and now our children will be able to see what we grew up watching!! It will make a ton of money if it is made!!!

  11. I'd rather see a true horror reboot than another sequel. 2 was OK, but it was far too goofy. Drop the dark comedy and let's see some people being devoured by a hoard of gremlins! You can go half and half with the puppets and CGI. definately puppets for closeups though.

  12. As long as the gremlins are puppets….

  13. I considered that briefly with glee. I since realized just how awfully stupid that is. The gremlins have a certain anarchistic charm and dark wit to them. Without that comedy, it's shockingly stupid. Part of what I loved about Gremlins as a kid was that the film was so scary to me it was hilarious and so hilarious to me it was scary. To remove humor is to remove why it's good.

  14. It may not make a TON of money, but it certainly wouldn't slouch.

  15. I agree with you 110%. We also need to make sure there's both humor and horror in there, otherwise it's useless.

  16. At first I wanted to fire back snidely. I for one have been wanting a Gremlins sequel for years. But then I saw you were a Supernatural fan. I have to give you a reprieve. Great show. =)

  17. I had a fun at one point on that subject. Mogwai basically means “evil spirit”. So what if these things are all over Chinese forests? What if they were used in war by the Chinese as a sort of biological weapon? Even better… what if the Gremlin problem was an epidemic across the entire United States?

  18. It's both. It's a film that breaks genres.

  19. The films have long had this funny habit of sort of seeping out of the screen in their sheer detail… 3D seems sort of obvious and clever to me.

  20. lol- lovely thought. Kind of trivial and rude, though. Oh well…

  21. I thought Gizmo was charming but kinda creepy looking. I liked the Gremlins myself. =)