Back in 1990, Joe Dante’s post-modern Gremlins sequel, The New Batch, all put killed off any possibility of the creature features ever developing into a franchise.
Despite that, MarketSaw are now reporting that a third Gremlins film is in early development.
According to their source, Gremlins 3 is also being crafted with one eye fixed firmly on 3D. No big surprise, considering Avatar’s continued box office coup.
Will Joe Dante be lured back for a third? Last April, when similar Gremlin 3 rumours were circulating, he didn’t seem that keen while speaking to Bloody Disgusting.
Back then, he said: “They won’t be coming to me. I can tell you that for a fact.”
Time will tell if he changes his mind. As for the plot... Will it go the post-modern route, or stick to the first film's resolutely straight-forward horror trappings? Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
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