Original Gremlins star Zach Galligan has said that work is currently underway on a third movie.
Speaking recently to Bleeding Cool, the actor said that writer Chris Columbus is working hard on a script.
“[Columbus] has been aggressively working on a Gremlins 3 that takes place in present day,” Galligan said. “He tantalisingly says there will be some NEW characters and some OLD characters – I guess in the style of a Force Awakens type sequel. One thing we know for sure is they have a writer on board. The only insight I can give is the following: There was a 6-year gap between Gremlins and Gremlins 2; most of that time was spent with them writing and rejecting ideas and re-writing. One of the ideas that was rejected was ‘gremlins in Vegas’.
“They went with that for 18 months and felt it was too expensive. Eventually they came up with the tower idea, where essentially I’m working for Donald Trump, our new President! That took six years to happen. Carl Ellsworth has been apparently working on the script for a year and a half now. If no new names start appearing on the IMDb listing, then that means they like the script. If new names start appearing, y’know Kevin Smith appears, it means it’s back in rewrites with a new vision.”
No word when we can expect the third film but for this writer I’d love to see something that harkens back to the original and not the disappointing sequel.
Source: Bleeding Cool