Ok, see we have known for awhile that Warner Bros. wants to relaunch their Gremlins franchise. There have been rumors that it would be a sequel and there were rumors it would be a remake and rumors of a reboot. Now it seems that it is going to be a remake. This news comes from Bloody Disgusting.
While I don’t think the idea of a Gremlins remake is a completely terrible idea, it really needs to be done right. And I have a sinking suspicion that it will not be. In the first bad news category, Warner Bros. has tapped Seth Grahame-Smith to produce the film. You may know him as the author of such works as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Then again, you may also know him as the writer of the films Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. While the Lincoln novel is brilliant, the movie was a stinker. And word is that Dark Shadows was just not good. So, this news gives me the heebie jeebies.
It is not known who the writer or director of the project will be, but lets hope that Grahame-Smith is just the producer and not the writer.
I can’t help but see Warner Bros. turning this into a kid friendly CGI fest, completely forgetting what made the original film so charming and unforgettable. While I don’t feel this needs to be remade, if they did it right, I could be on board. So far, I feel they are messing it up . . .
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