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There are 26 letters in the English alphabet, but there are going to be two movies about "The ABCs of Death." A sequel to the creepy anthology is on the way, and filmmakers are promising a leaner and meaner set of horrors. You remember how this works: each director creates a short based on a theme related to a letter of the alphabet, and of course, death. Alex de la Iglesia ("The Last Circus"), Rodney Ascher ("Room 237"), and Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton have already signed on to direct, plus there will be another competition to find the 26th filmmaker. The sequel is planned for a 2014 release, so you have plenty of time to break out your camera and get to work.
We're Officially Getting a 'Gremlins' Reboot
- Alison Nastasi
A reboot of 1984 movie Gremlins has apparently been confirmed.
It is not yet clear who will direct the picture.
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When it comes to gremlins, there are certain hard and fast rules one should keep in mind at all times: Never expose them to direct sunlight, never get them wet, and never, ever feed them after midnight.
But nobody said anything about never doing any remakes with them.
Which is either a very good thing or a grave oversight depending on your point of view, because according to Bloody Disgusting, the 1984 cult classic "Gremlins" is indeed being remade — and Seth Grahame-Smith is going to be producing it.
Grahame-Smith, of course, is best known to most movie fans not as a producer but as a writer, thanks to the screenplays he wrote for "Dark Shadows" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," which was adapted from his own novel of the same name.
Both of those movies were box office bombs. And they were both savaged by critics. So while we're a bit »
- Scott Harris
Bloody Disgusting reports that Warner Bros is officially moving forward with their remake of the 1984 classic, Gremlins.
Although no director has been announced, writer Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) will produce, along with David Katzenberg (The Hard Times of Rj Berger). It is unknown if Grahame-Smith will write the script.
The plot details for the Og Gremlins changes depending on who you ask.
Synopsis’ for Gremlins (1984)
IGN: A bunch of little monsters seek out some fun.
Comcast: A cute little “mogwai” spawns demented demons when his young owner disregards the advice given by its previous owner. Somewhat dark and a lot of fun!
IMDb: A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
WB: A small town is besieged by some furry and not-so-cute little creatures after a young man ignores the warnings »
- Alex Corey
This just in from our friends at Bloody Disgusting: Warner Bros. has apparently abandoned a much-hyped plan to produce a new Gremlins sequel (23 years after Gremlins 2: The New Batch left theaters) in favor of a straight-up remake of the original Steven Spielberg/Joe Dante classic. Yes, you read that right; not even the adorable Gizmo and his demonic spawn are safe from the mighty studio remake machine. According to Warner, Seth Grahame-Smith, best known as the author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and screenwriter on Tim Burton's Dark Shadows (he's also working on the script for a pending Beetlejuice sequel), is lined up to co-produce the remake with David Katzenberg, but it's yet to be confirmed whether he will be writing the script. We're not sure where this might be going, but rest assured there's more news to come, so get ready »
- Gregory Burkart
Here’s a story likely to get blood boiling and sharp fangs gnashing. According to an attribution-free story at Bloody Disgusting, Warner Bros. has decided to switch long-bubbling plans to work up a Gremlins sequel and is instead throwing a reboot into the development swimming pool.Likely to cause further consternation is word that Dark Shadows writer/producer Seth Grahame-Smith and producing partner David Katzenberg – already raiding the back catalogues for a new Beetlejuice film – are on board to oversee this one. There's no word on whether Grahame-Smith also plans to write the script.Of course, it’s very early days, with no writers or directors attached and not a hint as to casting. The Joe Dante original (and its less respected, but still incredibly fun sequel) hold a special place in lots of cinema-goers' hearts. So naturally the idea of a reboot is likely to cause concern. Still, we »
Earlier this year, it was rumored that Warner Bros. was looking to remake the classic 1984 family horror film Gremlins. I never had a good feeling about this remake, as the first Steven Spielberg-produced and Joe Dante-directed film is a classic.
This movie should never be touched, but according to Bloody-Disgusting the Gremlins remake is officially moving forward and the studio has brought in Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Dark Shadows) to produce the movie alongside David Katzenberg. Smith also recently completed a draft for the studio’s Beetlejuice remake. I assume he'll write Gremlins as well, but it's not confirmed. I thought Dark Shadows had a terrible script, so I'm not the biggest fan of Smith's screenwriting skills. Just because he's written a couple of silly books obviously doesn't mean he's a good screenwriter. I'm not confident in his abilities.
The original story follows a boy who gets a pet Mogwai. »
- Joey Paur
Advertisers were given their first big glimpse of the fall TV schedule Monday as NBC launched the annual Upfront Week in Manhattan. The upfronts are lavish (and longish) network presentations staged for the ad community with the hope of vacuuming up all their money with the promise of great, popular shows. The truth is, of course, that few shows manage to be great and/or popular. One could even call this a sad truth. But, to be philosophical, nothing ventured, nothing gained - and NBC could use some gaining. After applying advanced critical theorem to the brief clips presented at Radio City Music Hall, »
- Tom Gliatto, PEOPLE TV Critic
There's been talk of a remake of Gremlins for some time now, and it sounds like this project is now ten steps closer to happening. Read on for the latest on the remake, and pray this doesn't turn into a G-rated crapfest!
According to Bloody Disgusting, Warner Bros. is officially moving ahead with a remake of Amblin’s 1984 Gremlins instead of the long talked about sequel. The hunt is on for a director, and Seth Grahame-Smith has been tapped to produce alongside David Katzenberg. Smith wrote Dark Shadows for Tim Burton and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for Fox. He recently completed his draft for the studio’s next Beetlejuice flick.
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- Uncle Creepy
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.
Joe Dante directed the original Gremlins, which starred Zach Galligan as a young man who receives a mogwai as a gift from his father, with three explicit rules: do not get them wet, do not feed them after midnight, and do not expose them to bright light. When these rules are broken, the gremlins begin to reproduce and create havoc upon this sleepy town. »
Warner Bros. Pictures are reportedly moving ahead with a remake, rather than another sequel, to Amblin's 1984 classic "Gremlins".
Joe Dante helmed the original about a young man (Zach Galligan) who inadvertently breaks the important rules concerning his new pet Mogwai, unleashing a horde of malevolent mischievous monsters on a small town.
Source: Bloody Disgusting »
- Garth Franklin
It looks there will be some midnight feeding going on over the next few months, as the long-rumored "Gremlins" remake could finally happen.
Warner Bros., which distributed the 1984 original, will apparently proceed with its plans to reboot the horror-comedy classic, this according to horror-movie news site Bloody Disgusting.
Seth Grahame-Smith, king of modern horror comedy, is attached to produce the effort with David Katzenberg. "Gremlins" won't mark the first time the duo has worked together, as they are the creators of the MTV comedy "The Hard Times of Rj Burger." Grahame-Smith made his first foray into film last year after penning the scripts for Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" update and the movie version of his novel "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." He has also found fame with his satirical best-seller "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," which was recently resurrected for a big-screen adaptation with Lily Collins in a starring role. »
- Matthew Jacobs
You might have forgotten or blocked it from your memory, but earlier this year news surfaced that Warner Bros. was in negotiations with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment to reboot "Gremlins." Why? Just because and probably because it's a property that people know and has yet to be scorched and fully exploited for all its franchise potential. Rumors of a "Gremlins 3" had been floating for years and Joe Dante shot them down, but at any rate, it looks like they're just gonna go down the do-over route, though the name they've enlisted to help produce doesn't exactly inspire confidence. The guy behind "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," writer Seth Grahame-Smith will now produce this effort alongside David Katzenberg. Hooray? Grahame-Smith may be a buzzy name around Hollywood, but his CV so far -- 'Vampire Hunter' and "Dark Shadows" -- won't have "Gremlins" fans exactly screaming for excitement. But taking on old »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Another day, another remake. We've been reporting rumors and news and bits of updates about a remake of the lovable monster classic Gremlins for many years. In January we wrote about Warner Bros starting active development on the remake/reboot, however there is a quote from last year that is still relevant: "it can't be remade without Steven [Spielberg's] permission." Well, our friends at Bloody-Disgusting are now reporting that WB is moving forward and they've assigned Seth Grahame-Smith (of the Pride, Prejudice & Zombies novel, plus Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) to work on developing the film. Details are still unconfirmed and at the moment they're only saying that Seth Grahame-Smith is producing alongside of David Katzenberg. "No word if Smith will also write this new take on the Steven Spielberg-produced Gremlins." Interesting. Since working on Dark Shadows, Grahame-Smith has executive produced MTV's "The Hard Times of Rj Berger" and started »
- Alex Billington
News Simon Brew 13 May 2013 - 12:21
The planned reboot of Gremlins looks like it's moved one step closer...
As we've mentioned on more than one occasion at Den Of Geek, director Joe Dante pulled a blinder with Gremlins 2: The New Batch. Hired back by Warner Bros, when the studio was struggling to get the sequel off the ground, Dante was given relatively free reign, and happily used it. He made, to paraphrase him, a sequel that would all but wipe out the chances of a Gremlins 3.
It's been an effective plan too, but the reboot machine has been circling Gremlins for some time now. And it may just have got its prey.
Bloody Disgusting is now reporting that Seth Grahame-Smith, who penned last year's Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is the man who has been hired. Grahame-Smith also wrote the likes of Pride And Prejudice And Zombies »
A while ago we reported that Warner Bros. Pictures was negotiating with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment to reboot their 1984 horror comedy, Gremlins. Apparently there have been numerous attempts to get the wheels in motion on this over the years but things always fell through, however, this time it seems to be on track with Dark Shadows/Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter writer Seth Grahame-Smith being tapped to produce alongside David Katzenberg. Gremlins was one of my favorite movies as a child and I still love the Hell out of it despite it dating a little around the edges. A less successful (and quite bizarre) sequel followed, and there was always talk of a third movie but nothing ever materialized. There's no doubt that Gizmo is one of the most adorable creatures to ever grace the screen, so I'm not altogether against another movie as long as it stays true to the original. »
Warner Bros. has moved a couple of movies around in their release schedule. They moved 300: Rise of an Empire from this August to March 7th, 2014. Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution explained the move saying,
Moving 300: Rise of an Empire to March 7 continues in the tradition of the first 300, and kicks off the Spring movie-going season in epic style. The film is on track to become all that audiences have come to expect from the franchise.
One of the things not mentioned in the news was that the film was one of the movies affected by the recent financial problems of the visual effects house Rhythm & Hues. I'm sure that had something to do with it as well. There will need to be more time to get the effects heavy film ready for release.
The studio also ended up shifting the release of Tom Cruise's sci-fi action »
- Joey Paur
• If Jon Favreau’s Chef was ever in danger of receiving adequate financing, he can probably breathe easy now. Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to join the independent comedy. Downey Jr. and Favreau have worked together for years on the Iron Man franchise. Favreau plays the role of Happy Hogan, and also directed the first two films. In Chef, which Favreau wrote — and will direct and star in — a recently fired chef tries to regain control of his craft by opening a food truck. Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara is also set to star. [Deadline]
• Kate Winslet will star in the period film, »
- Lindsey Bahr
When I look at the slate of Best Picture nominees from 2003, it appears to have been a true high-water mark for the industries’ “epic” films. While we still suffer from the aftershocks of Hollywood’s obsession with “the epicness of epicdom” (two made up words, I know, but that’s just how self-consciously epic these films are), in 2003, the tone still felt new and fresh. These epic films were not only rewarded with successful box office receipts, but high critical praise as well (thus the Oscar nominations).
In the years following, while the box office receipts have remained consistent (or even increased), the grades from critics and enthusiasts have slowly fallen away as the genre has become increasingly stale. In 2003 though, we had mostly good films from the genre in our rear-view mirror, so the potential for the genre was promising and people were ready to bite on anything that »
- Christopher Lominac
Richard D. Zanuck's life is the tale of one man, but it's also a story of fathers and sons, of personal and professional ups and downs, and most certainly of Hollywood then and now.
Ten months after his death, the one-time 20th Century Fox president (who worked there for his father, legendary movie mogul Darryl F. Zanuck) and Oscar-winning producer of such classics as "Jaws" and "Driving Miss Daisy" is recalled in the new Turner Classic Movies special "Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck" Wednesday, May 8.
Many of its remarks come from Zanuck himself, via an interview conducted for the program by producer-director Laurent Bouzereau, maker of many "making-of" documentaries featured on home video releases ... including, very recently, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." Spielberg, whose career effectively was launched by Zanuck and longtime producing partner David Brown when they hired him to direct »
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