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No ‘Gremlins’ Remake Without Spielberg’s Blessing

Part of me feels sorry for legendary producer Frank Marshall. There he is trying to promote THE BOURNE LEGACY and all people want to ask about is hypothetical sequels to his mammoth hits from the 1980s. BACK TO THE FUTURE, E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL, INDIANA JONES, THE GOONIES and of course GREMLINS. Luckily, Marshall seems to be a man of some integrity and has no wish for a GREMLINS 3

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.

Thank the lord of cinema greenlighting for that. But what about a remake? Is there any chance of that happening?

No, I don’t think so. I think by now we have something in our contracts, or at least Amblin does, where it can’t be remade without Steven [Spielberg]’s permission.

So let’s hope Mr Spielberg decides not to revisit the world of the Mogwai. GREMLINS is one of my most adored films and it never gets old. Like BEETLEJUICE (1988) it is probably responsible for much of who I am in terms of humour. It was one of those weird films that wasn’t exactly adult, but not really suitable for kids either. I see no need for a remake because GREMLINS is a film I can easily return to again and again and it never gets old, mostly because these kinds of films aren’t made anymore. We all know a sequel would ruin it by using CGI and pop-culture references as well as making the gremlins a bit tamer, so why bother?

THE BOURNE LEGACY is released 13th August 2012. It stars Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, David Strathairn, Edward Norton, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, and Donna Murphy.

Source: First Showing

Luke likes many things, films and penguins being among them. He's loved films since the age of 9, when STARGATE and BATMAN FOREVER changed the landscape of modern cinema as we know it. His love of film extends to all aspects of his life, with trips abroad being planned around film locations and only buying products featured in Will Smith movies. His favourite films include SEVEN SAMURAI, PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, IN BRUGES, LONE STAR, GODZILLA, and a thousand others.

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  1. Devorah Lynne Dishington

    Aug 9, 2012 at 10:28 am

    PUT THE MOGWAI DOWN!! Step away and put your hand on top of your head!!!

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