18 January 2013 7:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The big rumor of the week was that Warner Bros. is negotiating with Amblin Entertainment to reboot Gremlins. As usual with this sort of "childhood raping," the Internet went into a near riot. Nobody wants to see a computer-generated Gizmo, apparently, and they certainly don't want to take Howie Mandel away from whatever game show he's hosting to do the voice again. Unless Joe Dante is in charge and it's another sequel as great as New Batch and practical animatronic puppetry is employed, the Gremlins need to stay locked away in the dark somewhere.  Some properties are so iconic they can't really be remade because they've already been ripped off enough to render the idea unnecessary. Why not just produce another copycat or something in the vein of...

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