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Star Zach Galligan has an insane idea for Gremlins 3

December 3rd, 2015 by Matt Gault Comments


We’ve been sitting waiting patiently for any kind of news on the next long-time-coming instalment in the Gremlins franchise (15 years and counting, in fact). With no official word as yet, Zach Galligan – who played Billy in the 1984 cult classic, as well as the follow up Gremlins 2: The New Batch – has recently talked about the plot idea he pitched, and it’s a little bit bizarre.

Speaking to IGN via Squareeyed, Galligan talks about the treatment he pitched a few years back for a sequel, involving “a Godzilla-sized” Gremlin. We’d pay to see that.

But how do you get a Godzilla-sized Gremlin? Galligan fills us in, saying “Billy’s a single dad living with his daughter, and they’re down on their luck. So the daughter goes on the internet and puts Gizmo up on ebay in order to make money, because it’s a one-of-a-kind exotic pet.” As if that wasn’t shocking enough to Gizmo fans around the world, he “gets bought by the equivalent of Richard Branson [who] buys it as an exotic pet for his daughter. And it comes over to London and they spill different stuff on it and it spawns all sorts of crazy stuff and then that multiplies.”

The Gremlins, unsurprisingly, get up to no good. Galligan goes on, “do you know what a fractal is? A fractal is when you have one thing that’s a piece, and when you put them together it makes an entire piece. So if you had a little baby pyramid and you put other pyramids together you’d make one big pyramid. So the gremlins all mass together and form one huge gremlin. Kind of like a Godzilla-sized one that bursts out of London knocking over Big Ben and stuff like that.”

Who knows if this will be anything like the final Gremlins 3 we see when it eventually comes out, whenever that is. The last solid lead we herd was that Chris Columbus – who wrote the original – said in April that the film would act as a sequel and a reboot of sorts, but one that connects the audience emotionally to the past.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.