Gremlins Reboot Could Be In The Works

You better start remembering those three very important rules because it looks as though Hollywood feels ready for a return to the Gremlins universe.

Sources have told the folks over at Vulture that Warner Bros. Pictures has begun having discussions with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment to talk about the possibility of creating a reboot of the horror comedy classic. The franchise began in 1984 with Joe Dante's original, which was followed by a sequel in 1990. The movies feature cute little creates called Mogwai that come with three important rules: never expose it to sunlight, never get it wet and never feed it after midnight. When these rules are broken, however, prepare for some chaos.

The idea of rebooting Gremlins is not a new one and Vulture says that what's really been holding up another movie is the idea of getting Spielberg involved, which has "always proved too daunting a financial prospect." While that very well could end up being the same issue that occurs with this effort, people close to the situation say it could work out this time. Should he become involved the Oscar winning director would merely produce, not direct (just like he did with the originals). The article doesn't mention if Dante has been approached in any way.

I personally can't see any point in doing this, but what do you think? Do you have any interest in a Gremlins reboot? Let us know in the comments below!

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