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Gremlins 3 Will Be a Full Reboot Says Director Chris Columbus

There has been talk for years about Gremlins 3, with Gremlins/Gremlins 2 star Zach Galligan recently trying to start a fan campaign to drum up interest in this long-awaited follow-up. While there is nothing official to announce yet, original Gremlins writer Chris Columbus revealing that he's actively developing a new Gremlins project, but it won't be a sequel, it will be a reboot. Here's what he had to say in a new interview below.

"Gremlins we are actively talking about that. So that's what I am working on with my production company 1492 Pictures. It will almost definitely be a reboot."

After starting his Twitter campaign in January, Zach Galligan teased in February that the iconic Gizmo would return, and he would be back as a puppet and not a CGI character, but there is no word about if Galligan's ideas will ever be implemented. Unfortunately, Columbus didn't offer any specifics about his project,
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Zach Galligan Teases a Gremlins 3 on Twitter

Zach Galligan is back and teasing a possibility of coming out with a Gremlins 3 via Twitter. I’ll break down and admit that I liked the first one and there were even parts about the second one that weren’t all that bad, but while the idea is far from being played out, it needs to be looked at carefully and really given an update for modern times. Plot holes and various ideas that might not fit any longer into today’s cinema need to be addressed and the whole idea of the movie should be approached cautiously until agreements can be

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Gremlins Star Teases Non-cgi Return of Gizmo in Gremlins 3

Don't get too excited just yet, but it looks like Gremlins 3 may be a little bit closer to becoming a reality. That is, if we're to read into Zach Galligan's latest Twitter post about the long-discussed sequel that just can't seem to actually get off the ground. Galligan has been campaigning to get this movie made for a long time and, so far, nothing has materialized. As of late, he's been calling on the masses to come together and voice their desire for Gremlins 3. Has that worked? Is Warner Bros. finally going to pull the trigger and make this thing happen?

Zach Galligan, who stars in both Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch, took to Twitter recently to, at the very least, try and creatively express his desire to do another movie, but is he actually teasing a new development here? The post features a shot
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A Look Back At ‘Gremlins’ From Childhood To Adulthood

Recently over Christmas break my girlfriend and I watched Gremlins. The movie came out way back in 1984. We both haven’t seen the movie since we were kids. So, we thought it would be a good idea to check it out and watch it, and give a quick review. When I think back to watching Gremlins as a child, I can remember being scared–not at the little green guys running around and causing havoc–but as the credits start rolling the voice of Billy’s dad (Hoyt Axton) telling me that there might be Gremlins in my house. So, whenever there was a weird noise or something, I always thought there just might be a Gremlin lurking around. Earlier in the day we were discussing if Gremlins was a Christmas movie. After watching the movie, it was clear to me that I should watch this film every Christmas, because
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Zach Galligan Wants Proper Gremlins Sequel With Minimal CGI

The last word we brought you guys on the potential sequel Gremlins 3 was way back a full year ago when we let you guys know that series star Zach Galligan said the film would, in fact, be a sequel and not a reboot. And today it looks like Galligan is keeping the Gremlins 3 […]

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Original Gremlins Star Launches Gremlins 3 Twitter Campaign

Even if Warner Bros. doesn't seem to be all that interested in making Gremlins 3 happen anymore, franchise star Zach Galligan refuses to give up on getting it made. The third Gremlins movie has been trapped somewhere in development hell for years, but now Galligan is taking matters into his own hands and starting a campaign to hopefully help actually get it done. Galligan has taken to Twitter to ask fans for support in the hopes that it will get the studio's attention.

Zach Galligan recently made a Twitter post, asserting that 2018 is a new year and, therefore, another chance to get Gremlins 3 made. With a picture of Gizmo accompanying the post, the actor said, "Hey, Giz! It's a brand new, super exciting year! Pretty neat, huh?" To which, in his fictional exchange, Gizmo replies, "Neat!" Then we get to the heart of the matter, as Galligan asks fans
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Gremlins Almost Turned Gizmo Into the Villain

Gremlins Almost Turned Gizmo Into the Villain
Gremlins was almost a completely different movie with Gizmo set as the villain. The cult favorite Christmas movie would have been more of a horror movie as opposed to the kid-friendly cut of the movie that everybody knows and loves. During a recent Q&A session with Entertainment Weekly, Gremlins director Joe Dante revealed that Gizmo was supposed to turn into Stripe, the leader of the evil batch of gremlins in the 1984 horror-comedy. It was until a certain big-name director convened and fell in love with the adorable Mogwai, that Dante and writer Chris Columbus changed the movie.

During the Q&A session, Joe Dante revealed that it was Steven Spielberg who stepped in and said that they shouldn't get rid of Gizmo. In the early versions of the script Gizmo was only the cute little Mogwai for the first 20 minutes of the movie. Dante explains.

"Gizmo was supposed to,
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Christmas on the big screen: festive film treats across the UK

Watch It’s a Wonderful Life in a cathedral, Elf in a pop-up market grotto, or Gremlins with Zach Galligan

More to see: Theatre | Carols and concerts | Dance | Comedy | Art | Outdoor fun

Hidden at the end of an ice tunnel near London’s Borough market is this aptly wintry cinema, offering cocktails and seasonal screenings. All the festive mainstays – Elf, The Santa Clause, Love Actually – are accounted for, along with some unseasonal outliers – GoldenEye, anyone?

Until 28 January, Mercato Metropolitano, Borough, London.

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Gremlins is Being Re-Released in Theaters in December

The exciting news for fans of the 80s film ‘Gremlins’ is that it is planned for a re-release of the movie before Christmas. The film was originally released in 1984 and was an instant hit. The comedy horror was written by Chris Columbus and directed by Joe Dante. It starred Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Polly Holliday, and Frances Lee McCain. It is about a young man who receives the gift of a strange creature called a mogwai. He is given rules about how to care for the animal and should he break the rules, the cute pet will

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Gremlins is Being Re-Released in Theaters in December!

If you're a fan of Gremlins and it's one of your favorite Christmas movies, you'll be happy to learn that the film is being re-released in theaters starting on December 8th! The event is called Gremlins: Breaking The Rules, and it's definitely something I'd love to take the family to.

I love this movie and I always try to watch it around Christmas time. Now I'll be able to watch it this year on the big screen! That's pretty rad. There's even a trailer that was released for the screening event that you can watch below!

The most important rule, the rule you can never forget, no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight…The tale of a cute and furry Christmas gift that multiplies into many, many, many terrifying Christmas gifts, Gremlins is a sublimely perfect mix of comedy and horror.
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New TV spot for comic book adaptation The Chair

Ahead of its home entertainment release this Halloween, a new TV spot has arrived online for the Alterna Comics graphic novel adaptation The Chair, which features a cast that includes Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds), Tim Muskatell (Deadgirl), Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Noah Hathaway (The NeverEnding Story) and Ezra Buzzington (The Hills Have Eyes), as well as Roddy Piper in his final screen role; check it out here…

The Chair follows the story of Richard Sullivan, an innocent man struggling to escape execution on death row. Witnessing the savage killings of his fellow inmates at the hands of the prison’s psychotic Warden, Sullivan decides that the only way to survive is to fight back. But as he matches the brutality occurring in the prison, Sullivan is forced to question his sanity and confront his own horrific past.

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The Bottom Shelf: Return Of The Living Dead 3, The Evil Within and The Jerk, Too

Nick Aldwinckle Sep 14, 2017

Our round up of horror and genre DVDs and Blu-rays returns, with some solid titles, and The Jerk sequel...

So, whilst Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump are comparing the size of their nuclear weapons and super-storms are battering the world’s coastlines, the head of Nato is describing the present moment as the “most dangerous in a generation”. With any luck, the inevitable apocalypse may bring with it some fun real-life zombie larks to bring some light to the fast-approaching nuclear winter: what more prescient documentary-drama could there be, therefore, than Re-Animator cult hero Brian Yuzna’s Return Of The Living Dead 3?

Resurrected this month on Blu-ray as part of the gloriously tacky Vestron Video Collection, the second sequel to Dan O'Bannon’s classic eighties comedy horror adopts more of an angsty nineties tone as the monster-making Trioxin chemical returns to cause havoc all over again,
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Gremlins 3 still alive, Chris Columbus gives update on script

Simon Brew Aug 16, 2017

Chris Columbus reveals he's finished the script for Gremlins 3, and that it's "twisted and dark".

Amongst the list of projects missing presumed dead was a revival of the Gremlins film series. Chris Columbus, who penned the original film, had been working on a screenplay for a new movie, but nothing had been heard of it for some time. It had been assumed that its moment had passed.

An incorrect assumption that, though. Columbus, in a new interview with Slashfilm, has confirmed that he’s now actually completed a screenplay for Gremlins 3, and that it’s now over to Warner Bros.

“I’m really proud of the script”, Columbus said. “It is as twisted and dark as anything, so we’ll see”.

“It’s always a budgetary conversation when we’re going to shoot it. I wanted to go back to the really twisted sensibility of the first movie.
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Dark, Twisted Gremlins 3 Script Considers Killing Off Gizmo

It has been nearly three decades since Gremlins 2: The New Batch was released and yet, we still haven't had another entry in the franchise. But it hasn't been for a lack of trying. Director Chris Columbus, who is executive producing Gremlins 3 and writing the sequel, did not particularly enjoy the second movie. Columbus, who created the original Gremlins characters and story, as directed by Joe Dante, has he's been working on reboot for a while now. He's now confirmed that he's finished the script. According to him, it is pretty dark and even addresses the possibility of killing off the lovable Mogwai Gizmo.

Chris Columbus recently spoke with Slash Film while promoting the festival hit Patti Cakes, which he produced. He was asked about Gremlins 3 and where that currently stands. He says that the script is done, but as usual with these things, it keeps coming down to budgetary conversations.
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Chris Columbus on his dark and twisted script for Gremlins 3

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It's been close to thirty years since the release of Gremlins 2: The New Batch, and fans have been wondering for years just when the destructive monsters would return. Zach Galligan, who played Billy Peltzer in both movies, indicated two years ago that the potential project would not be a remake, but a continuation along the same lines as Jurassic World or Star Wars: The Force Awakens, meaning... Read More...
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Chris Columbus Says The Completed Script For Gremlins 3 Is “Twisted And Dark”

Back in 2016, Gremlins star Zach Galligan revealed that Chris Columbus – the writer of that original 1984 movie – was hard at work on a script for Gremlins 3. This was somewhat surprising, given that Columbus is known to have been unhappy with the direction in which 1990’s Gremlins 2 took his foundational ideas. It was exciting for the same reason, though – if anyone could bring the Gremlins property back on track, it’s the man who invented it in the first place, right?

For those unfamiliar, Gremlins is the popular horror-comedy, written by Columbus and directed by Joe Dante. It follows the adventures of Billy Peltzer (Galligan), as he gets to grips with a strange and mysterious pet Mogwai named Gizmo that his father acquires for him from an antique store in Chinatown. Billy is told, in no uncertain terms, that there are three rules when it comes to owning a Mogwai:
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Chris Columbus Talks About The "Twisted and Dark" Script For Gremlins 3

We've known that Chris Columbus has been working on a script for Gremlins 3 for a few years. Well, he has a completed script for the film and he recently talked about it and revealed some details in an interview with /Film.

This is a project that I've been pretty excited about. I'd love to revisit this story and the characters that fill it. We previously learned that story would take 30 years after the original film and it would continue that story. We also heard that Gremlins star Zack Galligan would reprise his role as Billy.

When talking about the script that has been written, Columbus says:

“I’m really proud of the script. It is as twisted and dark as anything, so we’ll see. It’s always a budgetary conversation when we’re going to shoot it. I wanted to go back to the really twisted sensibility of the first movie.
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Lionsgate launch Vestron Collectors Series in UK

If you’ve been keeping any eye on the BBFC website this news won’t come as that much of a surprise… However, Lionsgate UK have officially announced today the launch of the Vestron Collectors Series line of Blu-rays here in the UK! Yes, no longer will you have to fork over £30-40 to import the well-received Vestron Blus, instead you can get them right here in Blighty. The catch? It looks, at least from this announcement, that we won’t be getting All the Vestron titles – after all, there’s no Waxwork 2 included on the UK Blu.

From the press release:

Blood Diner

Restored and remastered, this Unrated Version has never been on Blu-ray!

Grab a table at the Blood Diner—a cut above the rest! The Tutman Brothers run the most popular restaurant in town. Popular, that is, if you’re the county coroner! The “Head” chef has
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Calgary Horror Con 2017 Kicks Off This Weekend with Special Guests Doug Bradley, Zach Galligan & More

Hello, boils and ghouls! It’s that time of year again up here in Calgary. The blood drips from the trees and you can smell the murder in the air. That’s right, it’s time for the 7th Annual Calgary Horror Con! The first and largest horror convention in Canada, this year promises to top them all with fantastic guests, panels, meet-and-greets, and over 100 vendors to spend your hard-earned Loonies and Toonies on!

The festivities start off this Friday, June 9th 2017 with a VIP Party at Dickens Pub, the hallowed guests arriving via hearse to kick the weekend off the proper way. Live music and entertainment will be provided by Strvngers and other local denizens of the night.

On Saturday, June 10th, and Sunday, June 11th from 11:00am to 7:00pm, the Clarion Hotel will be buzzing with over 60 short films plus the feature length films Sinister Circle
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Gremlins Midnights at The Tivoli this Weekend

“You say you hate Washington’s Birthday or Thanksgiving and nobody cares, but you say you hate Christmas and people treat you like you’re a leper.”

Gremlins plays midnights this weekend (May 5th and 6th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of the Reel late at The Tivoli Midnight series.

It’s Christmas in American picture-postcard town Kingston Falls. Billy Peltzer is given an unusual present; a cute little furry creature called a Mogwai. He is delighted with the gift until he accidentally gets it wet and it quickly multiplies. Worse still is to come when the new creatures are fed after midnight and transform into horribly mischievous Gremlins

Gremlins (1984) is a fabulous flick, because it somehow manages to be both a sentimental good-natured modern-day fairytale, and an uproariously riotous comic horror film that stomps all over the nice wholesome image of Christmas and small-town America. The script by
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