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    Though it's been rumoured numerous times before, the rather dependable Vulture are again reporting that Warner Bros. have been speaking to Amblin about maybe getting a Gremlins reboot off the ground.

    And I expect that this would be a project we can legitimately call a reboot rather than a remake. They'll keep the creatures and the "rules," I'm sure, but they'll more than likely change everything else. You don't need a Billy Peltzer to sell Gremlins.

    I'm very fond of the original film, and while I think the second is possibly the better, braver, and certainly crazier episode, it's actually the original that I go back to the most - maybe because I can't let Christmas go past without it.

    There would seem to be little to no chance that Joe Dante would be involved in the do-over. Heck, it seems unlikely that they'd even get back Gizmo to play Gizmo and would just replace him with CG or something.

    Still, the basic premise of Gremlins is a rich one and the right filmmakers could turn in something special - obviously it happend twice before, so I don't know why it couldn't again. I only hope Warner Bros. don't think they'd be currying fan boy favour by getting Chris Columbus involved...

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    Puppets, Howie Mandel, Frank Welker, and Dick Miller, or no dice.

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    I just watched this again recently, it's a great, fun film! While I do feel I'm a bit of a traditionalist and you should leave well alone, I'm surprised WB haven't absolutely milked this franchise.
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    No mater how much people might dislike Columbus's latter work, without his script there is no Gremlins.

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    I love the second film, and it does offer a template for "wacky Gremlins adventures" that don't rely much on what came before.

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    One of the great movies. I was amazed, though, at how much darker the novelization was. If you've never read it, hunt it down. It's a great read.

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    Puppetry and make-up effects have evolved quite a bit since then, this could be great - especially if they go dark and evil with the Gremlins.
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    Just re-release the original in theaters.

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    Please no CGI. Please no CGI. Please no CGI. Please no CGI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarCruncher View Post
    Just re-release the original in theaters.
    They did that in December, here in the UK. I believe it did fairly well on a screen by screen basis.

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