Gremlins

(1984)

Minature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. 'Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house.

‘Gremlins’ Not a Remake; Is Inspired by ‘Star Wars 7’

‘Gremlins’ Not a Remake; Is Inspired by ‘Star Wars 7’

What that "emotional connection" could be is unclear, but perhaps he means there could be references to the original Gremlins such as Gizmo, the nefarious Spike, or even the original movie's star Zach Galligan, who played young Billy Peltzer in both 1984's Gremlins and the 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch. What do you think about these new details? Let us know what you think below, and stay tuned for more on the Gremlins reboot.

Gremlins was released June 8th, 1984.

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‘Gremlins’ Remake Put on the Fast Track at Warner Bros.

‘Gremlins’ Remake Put on the Fast Track at Warner Bros.

Following our report yesterday that The Goonies 2 is moving forward at Warner Bros., Ain't It Cool News reports that a remake of Gremlins has also been put on the fast track to production at the studio.

We reported in May that the Gremlins remake will be produced by Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg, although it isn't known if the studio has found a writer or a director at this time. However, the remake likely won't materialize without the involvement of Steven Spielberg, who served as executive producer on the original Gremlins.

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‘Gremlins’ Remake Moves Forward with Producer Seth Grahame-Smith

‘Gremlins’ Remake Moves Forward with Producer Seth Grahame-Smith

Warner Bros. is moving forward with a remake to their 1984 classic Gremlins, with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg coming on board to produce. The studio is currently seeking a director, but it is not known who will write the screenplay at this point.

Back in January, we reported that the studio was planning the reboot, with Steven Spielberg possibly returning to executive produce. His involvement with the remake has not been confirmed as of yet. That report said the remake would likely not move ahead without Steven Spielberg coming on board.

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‘Gremlins’ Reboot Being Planned by Warner Bros.; Steven Spielberg May Produce

‘Gremlins’ Reboot Being Planned by Warner Bros.; Steven Spielberg May Produce

http://movieweb.com/movie/gremlins/ Warner Bros. is in early negotiations with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment to bring the 1984 horror comedy Gremlins back to the big screen.

The reboot has been talked about many times throughout the years, but the film is not likely to gain traction unless Steven Spielberg is involved. The studio is hoping that the acclaimed director will come aboard the project as a producer, a position which he held on the original film, as well as its sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch.

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BOOS! & WHOOP-DOOS!: The Search for a New Christmas Classic Part II

Christmas should only come once every two years. It would make the season more exciting. And it sure would save on gas, electricity, food, and the general good spirits of all involved. That's a Scrooge-mentality, sure. But don't worry. It's easy to shake as soon as that first yuletide special hits the airwaves seconds after Thanksgiving dinner is consumed. Then comes the hunt for a Christmas tree, the outdoor festival of lights, gift competition, and a hatred for all things 'relative'. I wanted to abandoned Christmas this year. I shot at the idea with a pellet gun for about five seconds. Before I could penetrate plastic, and puncture a hole worthy of a gulp of beer, I was back in the shed, pulling out that white plastic tree, along with the festive donkey ears, the mistletoe, and a trash can full of ornamental memories not fit for the faint of heart.

Heading back into the storage unit of my youth also had me revisiting the wintertime DVD box. Twelve months ago I was broke and none-too-eager to spend 18 bucks on Robert Zemeckis' gut-green and awful Disney's a Christmas Carol. In Disney 3D and IMAX, no less. Though I did, and I hated it with every ounce of my Ebenezer being. I refused to return to the multiplex for the rest of November and all of December. After sifting through that soulless experience, I instead decided to rely on my DVR for unexpected holiday fare. Which you can read about http://movieweb.com/boos-whoop-doos-the-search-for-a-new-christmas-classic/here. Now, as last year's Christmas theatricals begin to hit store shelves, I truly understand that Hollywood really isn't interested in making good, solid snow-themed entertainment anymore.

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BOOS! and WHOOP-DOOS!: The Power of F*@# in a PG-13 World

Fuck? Whoop-doo!

The fabulous "fuck" word. A pair of glistening titties. A subplot about spoiled underpants. Gratuitous underage alcohol consumption. Granny bashing. And a horny Asian co-op student that rubs his dick on a seven-foot tall beast of a woman. All in a PG rated movie. What? How did this happen? The year was 1984, and John Hughes got away with murder. His film Sixteen Candles came just before Mola Ram graciously ripped the heart out of an extra on the set of Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom. Moments before Steven Spielberg preformed this one malicious act on the filmgoing youth of America, our PG rated films used to be a lot meaner. Sexier. Funnier. Right on the edge of being R rated. Now, most PG-13 films won't touch the material found in those early PG rated affairs. You need look no further than the original The Bad News Bears starring Walter Matthew and Tatum O'Neal for evidence. The PG-13 remake starring Billy Bob Thornton came on like a whitewashed version that would have been slapped with an X had it extorted towards the tendencies of its once great forbearer of family cinema.

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SDCC 2009: EXCL VIDEO: Joe Dante Talks About Another ‘Gremlins’ Movie!

The legendary director discusses the possibility of ‘Gremlins 3’ or even a remake of the original.