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The GREMLINS remake is picking up speed at Warner Bros

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If you’re still stuck in the 1980s, then the previous couple of months must have felt like deja vu to you. We’ve already had Total Recall and Robocop rebooted. Now, we’ve got Richard Donner bringing back the Goonies, and it looks like someone fed their Gremlins franchise after midnight.


Ain’t It Cool News reports that the remake is now picking up Steam at Warner Bros, and is “moving quickly” from development hell to actual production. Warner Bros has been sitting on the property for years now, but if this rumour finally pans out, expect a director and some stars to be announced soon. And one visual effects studio to suddenly be swamped with more odd CGI than George Lucas’ weird Ewok fetish dreams.

Whether original director Joe Dante will return though, is unlikely. His name has seldom been mentioned over the years, although Stephen Spielberg will probably pop up to executive produce again. Just like he does with most movies in Hollywood today.

Never seen Gremlins? It’s still a pretty rad, if dated movie from 1984. It deals with a teenager who receives a cute Mogwai as a pet, but doesn’t heed the warning to never get it wet, spawning dozens of destructive little evil reflections that run amok. That film got a sequel in 1990, which didn’t just jump the shark, it went into orbit.

Last Updated: April 8, 2014


  1. Have they no decency!? Leave it alone! Please 🙁 Whimper. Damn I loved the first two. The second was completely bonkers. I watched it last year again and other than the relationship between the two main humans (which was ham at the best of times) I couldn’t stop laughing. Especially with talkshow gremlin. Brilliant.


  2. Lardus-Resident Perve

    April 8, 2014 at 12:59

    Wait, wasn’t there something about feeding them after midnight? Getting wet cloned them, eating after 12 turned them? I need to watch this again to make sure!


    • Rince

      April 8, 2014 at 13:04

      Yes. Wetting Gizmo made him/her/it pop our little versions of said self. Eating after 12 made them turn into pains in the arse 🙂


  3. James Francis

    April 8, 2014 at 14:38

    I could live with a new version. But will CG Gremlins have the charm of the original puppets?


  4. Skyblue

    April 8, 2014 at 22:18

    Some shit is better left in the 80’s


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