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If you were heartbroken to hear that Joe Dante's seminal holiday horror comedy Gremlins (1984) was on the track to being remade, you can cling to some hope that characters from the original film (perhaps both human and otherwise) will be involved in the new entry to the beloved franchise. In a recent interview, Chris Columbus—who wrote the original Gremlins and will produce the new film—shared details that hint at the Gremlins reboot being more along the lines of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek films and upcoming Star Wars movie in terms of mixing familiar faces with new characters. It sounds like this new Gremlins film could be more of a sequel than a remake.
Collider spoke with Columbus at CinemaCon about the Gremlins reboot, a project Warner Bros. recently hired Carl Ellsworth (Goosebumps movie, Disturbia, Red Eye) to write. Columbus discussed revisiting the idea of a Gremlins »
- Derek Anderson
Steve is currently in Las Vegas for CinemaCon, and took some time to sit down to interview Chris Columbus, who was there to promote his upcoming film Pixels. Since Columbus wrote Gremlins and The Goonies and is a producer on any future versions of those properties, Steve asked him about the status of any reboots or sequels. Here’s the full video of the interview: [complextv contentid="ludG9vdDqj6QrZnUx2gCUqI5n21pNNwS" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""] Starting with Gremlins, Columbus said that the reboot was seriously moving forward (we reported earlier this month that they have hired Carl Ellsworth (Disturbia) to pen the script), and that what inspired them was finding a way to blend nostalgia with something new. There’s rumors of a reboot of Gremlins. Is this real? Are you involved? Chris Columbus: It is real. I am involved. When I finished Gremlins, and the first Gremlins was released, I was asked to write the sequel, and said »
- Matt Goldberg
There’s been a lot of “one step forward, two steps back” movement with the Gremlins reboot, but things finally seem to be getting back on track. Attempting to firm up the production team, Warner Bros. has hired Carl Ellsworth to write the script. Fingers crossed, this hopefully means the studio is close to naming a director. The news of Ellsworth’s involvement was first reported by Deadline. He has already written a lot in the horror genre, including Disturbia with Shia Labeouf, The Last House On the Left with Garrett Dillahunt, and Red Eye with Rachel McAdams. More recently, he wrote the script for Warner Bros.’ upcoming Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, and Odeya Rush. So this won’t be his first time writing stories about creepy critters. Christopher Columbus wrote the script for the original Gremlins in 1984, and »
Carl Ellsworth, who has written the upcoming Goosebumps film, is a consistent writer in Hollywood and has penned the scripts for films such as Disturbia and the remake to The Last House on the Left. He will work from a previous draft by Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter).
A mooted remake/reboot of Gremlins has been mooted for many years, with many rumours at one point or another pointing to a sequel rather than a remake, but now it seems Warner’s are set on refreshing the franchise which has laid dormant since 1990’s Gremlins 2: The New Batch.
- Scott J. Davis
The last we heard, the long-mooted Gremlins reboot was on hold.
The new addition to the film series created by the great Joe Dante was being written by Seth Grahame Smith, but in January, he revealed that the project had "run out of steam" - producers Christopher Columbus (who wrote the 1984 original) and Steven Spielberg were, he said, busy on other projects.
"I think we just ran out of steam", he said. "It's one of those things where everybody got so busy doing other things. It's something I would love to come back to, but right now, Steven's making two movies back to back and Chris Columbus is busy [making Pixels]. We're all taking a five-minute break on that".
We're now hearing that Grahame-Smith, the writer of »
There have been rumblings of a remake of the 1984 horror comedy Gremlins developing at Warner Bros. with last year bringing a rumor that Chris Columbus would be producing the remake. Now Deadline confirms that the studio is indeed working on reviving the original film from Joe Dante with a new version that will be scripted by Carl Ellsworth, who recently wrote the big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps horror book series, as well as Disturbia (which is basically a remake of Rear Window) and remakes of Last House on the Left and Red Dawn. Steven Spielberg will also be producing this one too. If for some reason you're not familiar with the silly little horror flick, it took place in a small town where a young man came into possession of an odd little animal called a Mogwai. And this adorable little guy had some rules to take care of him, »
- Ethan Anderton
Ellsworth is the latest screenwriter to be attached to the horror comedy remake, Deadline reports.
30 years since Gremlins: Stars of the Christmas cult classic then and now
Gremlins looks to be progressing again after 'running out of steam' earlier this year.
Previous writer Seth Grahame-Smith revealed that the project wasn't moving ahead back in January.
Watch a trailer for the original Gremlins below: »
Christopher Columbus penned the original film about a cuddly creature named Gizmo who must not be fed after midnight or exposed to water, otherwise he spawns evil cousins that destroy everything.
Columbus and Steven Spielberg will both produce the reboot, but neither will direct. No word on who might take the helm yet.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Back in January, we reported that the Gremlins reboot is on "indefinite hold," with producer Seth Grahame-Smith claiming that the project simply "ran out of steam." Today, Deadline reports that the project is moving forward once again, hiring screenwriter Carl Ellsworth (Goosebumps) to pen the script. We first reported on the project back in May 2013, when both Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg were brought on to produce, but neither of them were mentioned in this new report, so it's possible that they may be off the project entirely.
The site also reports that Chris Columbus, who wrote the 1984 original, will serve as a producer alongside original executive producer Steven Spielberg, but no story details were given on this reboot. Chris Columbus was at one time believed to be directing, although studio sources say that isn't happening at this point. It isn't known if a full screenplay was ever written before Carl Ellsworth came on board, »
Joe Dante's seminal horror comedy Gremlins celebrated its 30th anniversary last summer and its underrated sequel, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, will have its 25th birthday this June. The anniversaries of these two memorable creature features may have many remembering the franchise and wishing for that third installment that never was. Though a Zach Galligan-starring Gremlins 3 sadly never came to fruition, a remake has been in and out of the works for quite some time and was recently presumed to be dead. But Warner Bros. looks to be resurrecting the project, as they've hired a writer to scribe the remake, one who has lent his pen to both the hardcore horror and horror comedy sub-genres.
According to /Film, Warner Bros. has hired Carl Ellsworth to pen the Gremlins remake, with Chris Columbus and Steven Spielberg are producing the project. Many fans will remember that Columbus wrote and »
- Derek Anderson
Warner Bros.’ remake of its eighties monster classic Gremlins has been through the ringer, but its long, arduous path to the big screen has taken a giant leap forward today. Even though January brought word that the movie was effectively dead in the water, Deadline reports that the studio has hired a new writer to punch up the project. Carl Ellsworth (Disturbia, Red Eye) has been contracted to pen this contemporary take on the story, which will likely involve the cute mogwai Gizmo, an irresponsible owner and a batch of malevolent gremlins.
The report goes on to confirm that Chris Columbus and Steven Spielberg will both team up to produce. Previously, we’d heard that Joe Dante, who directed the 1984 movie and its sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch in 1990, was not interested in returning to the director’s chair. As that’s still thought to be the case, Deadline »
- Gem Seddon
Color me shocked: the Gremlins remake is gaining momentum once again. In an era where TV shows like Coach and Full House are being given the redo treatment, it’s no surprise that Warner Bros. hasn’t given up on a new adaptation of Joe Dante’s 1984 classic. The most recent iteration of the project had Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows) producing and bringing an idea to Steven Spielberg and Chris Columbus—who scripted the first film—but he recently said the project “ran out of steam.” Well it looks as though Warner Bros. has found plenty more steam to throw into the property, as Deadline reports that Disturbia screenwriter Carl Ellsworth has been tapped to pen the screenplay for the Gremlins remake, with Columbus and Spielberg producing. Ellsworth’s credits include the remakes The Last House on the Left and Red Dawn, as well as the upcoming Goosebumps, so his »
- Adam Chitwood
It seems as though Dwayne Johnson is finally getting a break in his production schedule fairly soon, which means G.I. Joe 3 is finally ready to get underway. While G.I. Joe Retaliation director Jon M. Chu dropped out to focus on other Hasbro property Jem and the Holograms (where is that trailer?), Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso is stepping in. And according to Film Divider, he has some pretty interesting ideas for this upcoming sequel, including making the main villains Tomax and Xamot.
G.I. Joe 3 will reportedly be made up of old and new characters, though the only confirmed one to return is Dwayne Johnson's Roadblock. If this latest rumor is true, he will be going up against these two evil twins. Xamot and Tomax are known for leading the 'respectable" corporate face of Cobra, and are the founders, owners, and CEOs of Extensive Enterprises. When not engaged in terrorism, »
Aka Jessica Jones is shaping up to be a geek dream – firstly Marvel announced that Don’t Trust The B- In Appartment 23 star Krysten Ritter would be their latest comedy-star-to-hero casting gamble (in the title role), swiftly following-up with the news that David Tennant would play the villainous Purple Man.
As you might have guessed, she will play what’s been described as a ‘no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica.’ That’s if – minor plot point alert! – ‘Jessica doesn’t completely alienate her first.’ There aren't many clues there, but, as ever, the lack of a character name suggests she is someone significant in Marvel lore.
If dodging bullets isn’t your thing, you »
Moss plays a no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica...if Jessica doesn’t completely alienate her first.
Moss will star opposite Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), David Tennant (Kilgrave), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), and Rachael Taylor (Patricia “Trish” Walker) in the Netflix original series. “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” was developed by Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg.
“Throughout her career, Carrie-Anne has embodied a wide range of characters in a compelling and relatable way and I have no doubt she will bring that talent to A.K.A. Jessica Jones.”
Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television added:
“Carrie-Anne has proven her ability to play complex characters with deep and layered inner lives. Her interaction with Jessica Jones »
- Kellvin Chavez
Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that Carrie-Anne Moss will star in Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones, an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015 following Marvel's Daredevil. Moss plays a no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica... if Jessica doesn't completely alienate her first. Moss will star opposite Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), David Tennant (Kilgrave), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), and Rachael Taylor (Patricia "Trish" Walker) in the Netflix original series. Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones was developed by Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, who had this to say about the casting in a statement.
"Throughout her career, Carrie-Anne has embodied a wide range of characters in a compelling and relatable way and I have no doubt she will bring that talent to A.K.A. Jessica Jones."
Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel's Head of Television, had this to say in his statement.
"Carrie-Anne has proven her ability to play »
Chad Michael Murray is not only officially off the market, but he's also going to be a first-time dad.
"Chad and Sarah are extremely happy and excited, and enjoying their life together," Murray's rep tells Us. "We please ask that their privacy be respected at this special and personal time."
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The two have been dating since 2014. No other details on the top-secret nuptials are known.
This is the first marriage for the Disturbia actress, and the second for Murray. Murray was previously married to his One Tree Hill co-star Sophia Bush, but their 2005 marriage only lasted five months.
Bush reflected on their short union on Watch What Happens Live! last January, and she didn't exactly have the kindest words.
"My mother »
The films of Alfred Hitchcock still provide rich pickings for modern filmmakers, in spite of the fact that the last full-on remake was Gus Van Sant's ill-advised take on Psycho. Thus, Michael Douglas vehicle A Perfect Murder went back to the Dial M For Murder source material, whilst the Shia Labeouf-headlined Disturbia was inspired by the wonderful Rear Window.
Next up then? It might just be Strangers On A Train. Warner Bros is trying to get a remake of the 1951 original together, and it's recruiting the team behind Gone Girl to do it. Thus, the studio wants novelist and screenwriter Gillian Flynn, star Ben Affleck and director David Fincher to take the job on.
The new version will be modernised (taking place in the middle of an Oscar campaign, »
Oh, "G.I. Joe 3," we forgot about you. In the realm of the ongoing franchises, it's one that audiences aren't in a big hurry to see another entry from. Still, the movie did good business overseas, even if ultimately it only grossed $375 million worldwide, which is pretty lowball in today's blockbuster world. But it's enough that another movie is in the works, and it looks like a director has been found. D.J. Caruso ("Eagle Eye," "Disturbia") is in "early discussions" for the job, and he's a pretty uninspired and somewhat safe choice. He can do big scale spectacle effectively, if not memorably, but if Paramount needs a guy who will stick the script and just knock it out, we suppose he's as good as anyone else. Once he's locked down, then we can start worrying about plot and cast details. There's no release date yet for the film. [Deadline] Last summer, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
G.I. Joe 3: Director D.J. Caruso (Disturbia) is in "early discussions" to helm G.I. Joe 3. And it's no wonder: G.I. Joe: Retaliation earned more than $375 million at the worldwide box office in 2013. The third installment of the action franchise is expected to star Dwayne Johnson. [Deadline] Twin Peaks: David Lynch confirmed that Kyle MacLachlan will return as Agent Dale Cooper in the upcoming Showtime series Twin Peaks, sharing a photo of the actor in character. MacLachlan starred in the original TV show, and reprised his role in the prequel movie, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. The new series will debut in 2016. [Twitter] Unfriended Trailer: In the first trailer for Unfriended, a teenage girl commits suicide after an embarrassing video is...
- Peter Martin
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