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Chris Columbus Says Next ‘Gremlins’ Film Is “Almost Definitely A Reboot”

In the season of reboots and returns within the entertainment industry, both in film and television form, fans and audiences all across the world are feeling the nostalgia and craving more. As the popularity in this “genre” of films is on the rise, we are seeing more and more speculative works and rumors emerging, and one of those that has seemed to be in talks for years now has been a new “Gremlins” film. In this article, we are going to reveal to you the latest news and rumors that have spread about this film that has been in the

Chris Columbus Says Next ‘Gremlins’ Film Is “Almost Definitely A Reboot”
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Chris Columbus Gives Updates On ‘Gremlins’ Reboot And ‘Goonies 2’

Back before filmmaker Chris Columbus was the go-to director of family films, which included “Home Alone” and “Mrs. Doubtfire,” he was a writer that had a couple huge hits on his hands. In 1984 and 1985, respectively, two Columbus-written films hit the big screen, “Gremlins” and “The Goonies.” These two films went on to be classics and are still viewed today as some of the best films of the ‘80s.
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New Gremlins Movie Is Definitely A Reboot, Says Chris Columbus

Seeing as we live in a time where nostalgia-driven remakes and belated sequels are all the rage, a new Gremlins movie has been in the works for a while. The 1984 original horror/comedy has been a favorite alternate Christmas film for decades, but despite its success, Joe Dante’s anarchic masterpiece never really spawned a franchise, except for the mostly forgotten 1990 sequel, Gremlins: The New Batch.

Original screenwriter Chris Columbus is trying to put that right, though. For the past few years, he’s been working on a script for Gremlins 3. The last time we got an update on its development was back in 2017, with the famed director of the likes of Home Alone, Harry Potter and more confirming that he was aiming to capture the sensibility of the first film and promising that it would be “twisted and dark.”

While chatting with Metro Us, however, Columbus has now given
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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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Is the New ‘Gremlins’ Movie a Reboot or a Sequel?

Is the New ‘Gremlins’ Movie a Reboot or a Sequel?
We’ve been writing about the possibility of a new Gremlins movie for years, and so far it’s been nothing but talk. Now the latest update has us wondering exactly what this project might look like – assuming we see it at all. Writer Chris Columbus has given a new update on the film, which he […]

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New Gremlins Movie Will ‘Definitely’ Be A Reboot

According to writer/director Chris Columbus, we can expect to see a new Gremlins movie sometime in the foreseeable future. However, if you’re expecting Gremlins 3 to be a straightforward sequel, following on from the big city mayhem that was shown in Gremlins 2: The New Batch, then you’re probably going to be disappointed.

The much-loved horror/comedy Gremlins was released in 1984 and directed by Joe Dante.
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Interview: Director Dave Jackson Discusses the Gooey Tanuki and Creature Feature Inspirations Behind His Upcoming Short Film Gacha Gacha

As someone with a taste for short filmmaking, I’m always on the prowl to see what sort of unique, exciting short genre works are on the horizon. So when I stumbled upon the crowdfunding campaign for Gacha Gacha, a bizarro movie about a woman discovering a disgusting creature in a capsule toy by the director of the absolutely bonkers Australian slasher movie Cat Sick Blues, my interest was piqued.

Now, with Gacha Gacha’s Kickstarter in its final week (full disclosure: I donated nine dollars to the campaign), I reached out to Gacha Gacha director Dave Jackson to talk about collecting, tiny critters, and of course, gooey tanuki.

In your campaign, you mention that Gacha Gacha focuses on "the nightmare of obsession and the short-lived highs of being a collector." What made you want to make a movie about this theme?

Dave Jackson: I think it's something a lot of genre fans experience.
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Big Bang Theory Star Battles Gremlin Monsters in The Cleanse Trailer

Big Bang Theory Star Battles Gremlin Monsters in The Cleanse Trailer
Love Gremlins? Adore The Big Bang Theory? Then you're definitely going to want to settle in for The Cleanse. Johnny Galecki takes a rare turn on the big screen in this 80s-style monster movie that is sure to tickle your spine and punch you in the gut, weirdly going out of its way to make you cringe in the process. This is not for the squeamish.

Johnny Galecki (TV's Big Bang Theory) plays Paul Berger, an unemployed, down and out, heartbroken man searching for happiness. When Paul sees an ad for a spiritual retreat promising to restart your life, he immediately signs up, hoping to cleanse himself and fix his broken existence. But after only a few days, he discovers the cleanse is releasing more than just everyday toxins...A lot more.

Also starring Anna Friel, plus Oliver Platt and Academy Award Winner Anjelica Huston (Best Supporting Actress, Prizzi's Honor,
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‘Ready Player One’: Steven Spielberg Is the King of Blockbusters, and He Needs a Hit

‘Ready Player One’: Steven Spielberg Is the King of Blockbusters, and He Needs a Hit
It’s hard to believe that Steven Spielberg, 71, needs a hit. In 45 years as a feature director, he’s made 31 features with a total domestic gross of over $5 billion (all numbers adjusted to 2018 ticket prices). Among those, 20 films grossed over $100 million, and only two appear to have lost money: “Empire of the Sun” (1987) and “The Bfg” (2016). However, at a reported cost of $175 million, “Ready Player One” is his most expensive film in a decade. And it comes at a time where, if only by Spielberg standards, his track record has fallen into something of an ebb.

Across his career, Spielberg’s movies seemed to gross $100 million almost as a matter of course. In the ’70s, there was “Jaws,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” and “1941;” the ’80s had “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial,” “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” “The Color Purple,” and
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‘Once Upon a Time at Christmas’ Review

Stars: Simon Phillips, Yana Gold, Sayla de Goede, Laurel Brady, Robert Nolan, Jeff Ellenberger, Devon Mary Doherty, Brook Fletcher, Barry Kennedy, Susannah Mackay, Blue Bigwood-Mallin | Written by Christopher Jolley | Directed by Paul Tanter

Christmas horror is one of my favourite sub genres. It of course includes such classics as Gremlins, Black Christmas, Silent Night, Deadly Night and Krampus. But with a collection like mine, it also includes lesser known or cult classic titles such as P2, Santa’s Slay, Jack Frost and Rare Exports… to name but a few. So I am always on the look out for new holiday horror. Which is the reason I watched Once Upon A Time At Christmas well outside of the usual November/December time frame.

Once Upon A Time At Christmas is, in very basic terms, a slasher movie set at Christmas – which is no bad thing. Santa Claus and Mrs Claus are
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Macaulay Culkin Shares Intimate Details About His Past Sex Life

Macaulay Culkin Shares Intimate Details About His Past Sex Life
The notoriously private Macaulay Culkin opened up about losing his virginity at the age of 15 while talking to actress Anna Faris on her podcast earlier this week, and may have given too much information. Culkin has been out and about a lot more lately since he started his own podcast and new website, appearing in interviews and discussing previous subjects that he wouldn't talk about before, including his relationship with Michael Jackson.

He and Jackson were great friends who had a lot in common from losing their childhoods to having less than desirable fathers. The Home Alone actor even went out of his way to make a March Madness "Mega Bracket" for fans of his and college basketball that doesn't really have anything to do with basketball or sports at all.

The topic of Macaulay Culkin's virginity came up when Anna Faris asked the actor about when an appropriate age
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Steven Spielberg Vows to Never Digitally Retouch Old Films After ‘E.T.’ Debacle

Steven Spielberg Vows to Never Digitally Retouch Old Films After ‘E.T.’ Debacle
The relentless pop-culture homages in “Ready Player One” include callbacks from director Steven Spielberg’s own filmography, such as “Gremlins” and “Jurassic Park.” But fans should not expect more than these seconds-long, technologically improved do-overs of his classics: Spielberg has sworn to never digitally retouch his past work. Well, never again.

Read More: ‘Ready Player One’ Review: Steven Spielberg Delivers Astonishing Sci-Fi Spectacle and Relentless Nostalgia — SXSW 2018

In an interview with Screen Rant, Spielberg looks back on how he “got in trouble” in 2002, with the 20th anniversary rerelease of “E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial.” “I actually digitized five shots where E.T. went from being a puppet to a digital puppet, and I also replaced the gun when the F.B.I. runs up on the van, now they’re walkie talkies,” he said. The result is “a really bad version of ‘E.T.’ where I took my cue from ‘Star Wars
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March 20th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The ’Burbs Collector’s Edition, The Church, Rockula

March 20th’s horror and sci-fi home media releases are an eclectic bunch, Shout Select’s Collector’s Edition of The ’Burbs and the new Blu-ray of Michele Soavi's The Church leading the pack. Arrow Video has put together a stunning release of Robert Altman’s Images that fans will definitely want to pick up, and for those of you who enjoy the work of Takashi Miike, Well Go USA has put together a remastered edition of Ichi the Killer that you’ll want to nab as well.

Kino Lorber has resurrected Offerings on Blu-ray, and Scream Factory has a pair of cult classics—Rockula and Nightmare at Noon—that are also enjoying a brand new HD overhaul as well. Other notable releases for March 20th include Delirium, Caged, Still/Born and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (which I’d call something of a family fantasy/adventure hybrid, so
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Watch: Hilarious Horror Comedy Short 'Smear' Directed by Kate Herron

"This might feel a bit cold." Watch out for what lies below. This short is so good! In honor of International Women's Day, we're featuring this fantastic horror comedy short Smear, written and directed by filmmaker Kate Herron (@iamkateherron), co-written by her writing partner Briony Redman. This short played at numerous festivals throughout 2017, and is now available online to watch for free. Smear is about a woman going for her first pap-smear test. It's a horror comedy inspired by Gremlins, Tremors and Little Shop of Horrors, which should be more than enough references to get you to watch it. Plus, it's just a great short with some honest humor and fun performances from the entire cast. More shorts like this, please! Have fun. Thanks to @BFI for the tip on this short. Description from Vimeo: "Smear is a lube-tastic horror-comedy inspired by Gremlins, Tremors and Little Shop of Horrors,
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Home Entertainment: Vestron Collector’s Series ‘The Gate’, ‘The Lair of the White Worm’ & ‘Wishmaster’ Review

At the tail end of last year, Lionsgate UK released a wave of restored horror films from the bowels of Vestron Video. Vestron Video was a pioneer in home entertainment and was one of the leaders in the VHS craze of the eighties. They released an abundance of cult horror classics during their time and, though once thought lost forever to tape, some of their key titles have now been resurrected for the blu-ray generation. The first wave of releases included fully restored blu-ray conversions of Blood Diner, C.H.U.D II: Bud the Chud, Return of the Living Dead 3 and Waxwork. Today sees the release of a whole new set of movies: The Gate, The Lair of the White Worm and Wishmaster.

Available for the first time ever on blu-ray, the discs contain not only the cult films themselves, but a plethora of special materials. These range from audio commentaries,
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Joe Dante Will Executive Produce Teddy Bears Are For Lovers Feature Film!

“Ahhh!” or “Awww”? I’m a big fan of films that combine horror with, for lack of a better term, “cute shit.” Take for instances movies like Critters and Gremlins. Love them. It is with this in mind that not only do I love the short film Teddy Bears Are For Lovers but I am excited about […]

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‘Lost’ and ‘Cloverfield’ Cinematographer to Direct Killer Teddy Bear Movie

‘Lost’ and ‘Cloverfield’ Cinematographer to Direct Killer Teddy Bear Movie
Valentine’s Day may be over, but the nightmare of forgotten exes will never die. In fact, it may come back to stab you in the leg. Two years ago, a viral short film made in the vein of Gremlins caught the eye of the internet, and of Lost and Cloverfield cinematographer Michael Bonvillain. We wrote about the funny and smart horror […]

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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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Chris Columbus to helm Blumhouse’ Five Nights at Freddy’s

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Home Alone, Mrs Doubtfire and Harry Potter director, (and writer of The Goonies & Gremlins no less) Chris Columbus is heading in a slightly different direction. The filmmaker has just signed up to write, direct and produce Blumhouse’s video game adaptation, Five Nights at Freddy’s.

The series is focused on the story of a fictional restaurant named Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a pastiche of restaurants like Chuck E. Cheese’s and ShowBiz Pizza Place. The first three games involve the player working as a night security guard, in which they must utilize several tools, most notably checking security cameras, to survive against animatronic characters which become mobile and homicidal after-hours.

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The fourth game, which uses different gameplay mechanics from its predecessors, takes place in the house of a child who must defend against nightmarish versions of the animatronics by closing doors and fleeing on foot.
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Five Nights At Freddy’s movie lands Home Alone director

Simon Brew Feb 13, 2018

Chris Columbus, best known for directing family fare such as Home Alone and Harry Potter, is making the Fight Nights At Freddy's movie...

Help yourself to a mint from the jar if you saw this one coming: Chris Columbus has been hired to direct the Five Nights At Freddy’s movie.

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Based on the game series of the same name, a film version has been in gestation for a while. However, the appointment of Columbus – best known for directing the first two Harry Potter films and the first two Home Alones – is a legitimate surprise. That said, early in his screenwriting career, he did pen the scripts to both Gremlins and The Goonies, both of which have horror undertones.

Five Nights At Freddy’s is being produced by Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions company.
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