More than three decades after Gremlins 2: The New Batch, looks like the gremlins will be returning to the big screen with the original Gremlins writer Chris Columbus penning the script. In an interview with Slash Film, Columbus said:
“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. I found that was a very easy place for me to fall back into and start writing again so hopefully we’ll see that movie soon.”
Apparently, the film will use “minimal CGI.”
“CGI will enable us to remove wires and make the puppeteers lives a little easier. It was brutal. It was like a marathon every night for those guys. In the bar scene alone there were 18 [or] 20 people behind the bar. No one had any space to move. It was just hellish for those guys so CGI will simplify that a little bit but it’s all puppets.”
Gremlins 3 is in development at Warner Bros. The film does not currently have a release date or casting information.