Gremlins 3 Will Be a Full Reboot Says Director Chris Columbus
Chris Columbus tells /Film he's finished the script for Gremlins 3, and indicates we'll be looking at an even grittier Gremlins this time.
Is the script good enough?
“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. 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.”
Reboot or sequel?
Gremlins 3 will not be a sequel, it will be a reboot. Chris Columbus: "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."
CGI or puppets?
Columbus says fans of the creepy, slimy transformed Gremlin puppets—and cute little Gizmo as well—shouldn't worry about CGI being used to clean things up. Gremlins 3 will "without a doubt," have "minimal CGI." he says. CGI isn't all bad, says Columbus. It "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."
What’s Zack got to say?
There seem to be creative differences and a tug o’ war between Chris Columbus and Zach Galligan. Galligan claims to be the film’s producer – and stated in a talk that Gremlins 3 will definitely go ahead, but will most certainly not be a reboot, and indeed a sequel. You can see how serious Galligan is about a Gremlins sequel here > See Groblins.