It looks like the Gremlins will be fed after midnight again very soon: in an interview with Slashfilm, writer of Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch Chris Columbus revealed that he has finished work on the script for Gremlins 3.
All signs point to the threequel involving the killing of Gizmo with the hopes that he’ll no longer be able to produce even more fully-fledged Gremlins to wreak havoc around town. Sure, the idea of a dead Gizmo is sad but it makes sense; the fuzzy little mogwai isn’t entirely faultless in the events of the first two Gremlins films.
“I think it probably is a good idea to be honest with you. Too many people are dying,” said Columbus.
“I’m really proud of the script. 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.”
Columbus hadn’t always been set to write the film; Warner Bros had originally hired The Last House On The Left‘s Carl Ellsworth to pen the script, while Columbus was in talks to direct. It also started as a reboot instead of a straight sequel, which is what it became after Columbus got involved.
With the film’s script already under his belt, Columbus win not helm the project. Instead, he will act as a producer alongside the original Gremlins‘ producer Steven Spielberg.
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