A “Gremlins” Reboot? Maybe….
by Perry Michael Simon on January 16, 2013
New York Magazine’s Claude Brodesser-Akner is reporting on the magazine’s Vulture blog that Warner Bros. is in talks with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment to reboot Gremlins. This is VERY preliminary — there’s a lot of negotiating to do, and Brodesser-Akner (who had the Zack Snyder Star Wars story the other day — it’s a big week for Claude) says that there have been previous negotiations that came to naught — but there is a possibility that Gizmo may rise again.
Well, then, as we always ask when news of a reboot comes up, is this something you welcome? Is the prospect of better CGI and an updated script, maybe 3D and IMAX, appealing to you? Is it a given that they HAVE to find some way to get Phoebe Cates and Zach Galligan in there? And the legendary Dick Miller, 84 years young, Murray Futterman himself? Don’t mess with Murray Futterman. (I’ll leave Corey Feldman to your scrutiny, and, sadly, Hoyt Axton, Keye Luke, and The Real Don Steele — Rockin’ Ricky! — are no longer with us) Should they reboot the Mogwai? Comment below….