For those who were struck with the sudden image of gremlins while shopping at Toys R Us, it seems like we now have an answer on why the gremlins have decided to crop up out of nowhere . Warner Bros has decided that they want to reboot the popular 80s film franchise.
For those who are too young to remember Gremlins, the series became popular after the first film in 1984 and a second one followed in suit in the 90s. Back in the 80s in their hey day, gremlins were considered to be adorable in a creepy kind of way (for those not familiar think Furby). At the center of the story was a young boy who gets a strange pet that spawns multiple creatures called gremlins who then turn into destructive little monsters. While the first film did well, the second didn’t fair that well at the box office, but it’s still considered to be a cult classic among its generation.
This need for Warner Bros. to reboot Gremlins isn’t jiving with everyone. Last year producer Frank Marshall was asked about the future of Gremlins, he told Crave Online about his stance on continuing with the franchise or a reboot:
“You know, we’ve had people call us about it but I think that’s another one that’s kind of now left to be its own. It’s like doing Goonies 2 or E.T. 2. I think it’s another time, it’s another era and they should just rest where they are.”
Both Gremlins films were both directed and produced by Joe Dante and Steven Spielberg through the helm of Amblin Entertainment. With Spielberg’s plate filled with a Jurassic Park sequel it will be interesting to see if he will make some room for everyone’s favorite critter.