“ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER” writer to produce “GREMLINS” remake?


There’s some sort of joke here about how talking about it is analogous to feeding the studio Mogwai, but it’s the remake machine and if it wants to eat, it will. 

Bloody Disgusting is reporting they’ve got word that Warner Bros is going forward with a remake of Joe Dante’s Christmas creature classic, GREMLINS. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, DARK SHADOWS and ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER writer Seth Grahame-Smith is apparently producing with David Katzenberg (who’s also on the threatened BEETLEJUICE sequel).

Dante’s original, written by Chris Columbus, of course concerned Zach Galligan’s Billy Peltzer, whose new pet Mogwai comes with three rules which are all broken and proceed to unleash a mess of bad attitude-having vicious little monsters. It’s a wonderful movie and since getting aggravated about these things is truly an exercise in futility, we can hope for the best? [BD]


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  • LukeOz

    I”m down for a remake on TWO conditions – firstly, it not be a total CGI crapfest. And secondly, don’t be a total remake. Have it in the same ‘world’ where the first two films happened and them reference it, even in just spoken reference or some ‘research’. Hate when franchises ignore their pasts!


    All the people involved with these sequels should die ! Assholes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001881153509 Fray Parabellum

    “Dark” and “Gritty”, say no more.

    • bigevilworldwide

      Ummmm No we don’t need some stupid dark gritty R-rated Gremlins movie…The shit was made PG-13 and it was just fine the way it was….

      • Fray Parabellum

        Amen to that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tyron.leung.1 Tyron Leung

      well they were originally supposed to be dark in Chris Columbus script they cut off billy’s mothers head they ate his dog and ate people at a mcdonald’s instead of the hamburgers and gizmo was supposed to turn into stripe.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyron.leung.1 Tyron Leung

    oh and in the novelization of the gremlins its said that they where aliens created by a alien named mogturmen as a gift of peace in the galaxy.

  • http://www.the-digital-bites.blogspot.co.uk/ DigitalBites

    This could either work or flop. CGI is a bit no no and they need to keep in the pop culture referenes.


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