‘Gremlins’ Reboot Will Take Cue From ‘Jurassic World’ | Film News
Another day, another reboot/remake. That’s what it feels like anyway in this day and age when remakes are being thrown at us from every corner. Whatever happened to originality? When I first heard about a potential Gremlins remake I was hardly surprised. It seems that nothing is sacred anymore. However, a Gremlins reboot has been underway for a while now, so what do we know about the project so far? We know that it most definitely won’t be a remake and that original director Joe Dante will not be involved. This is both good and sad news due to the absence of Dante.
Following a screening of Gremlins at London’s Prince Charles Cinema, Zach Galligan (Billy) revealed that the film will take inspiration from the biggest film of 2015; “It’s not going to be a reboot. It will not be a remake in any way, shape, or form. Chris Columbus has come out and said that the first film is very near and dear to his heart and as long as he is alive it will never be remade… So the only thing they will be – and apparently are going to be – doing is something along the lines of like Jurassic World, where it will be 30 years later”.
Jurassic World quickly became the no.1 film of 2015 and third highest grossing film of all time – despite receiving rather bleak reviews. So there we have it, it’s going to be a sequel/reboot á la Jurassic World. I do however hope that the they will learn from Jurassic World’s mistakes. Considering how cautious and protective Columbus is of the franchise, it seems that this could turn out alright. It seems he is taking his time and not rushing into anything. If this has to happen – and I really wish it wasn’t happening – I’m glad that Columbus is involved and watching over the project.
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