Sarah Goddard Staff Writer
It seems the rumours may be true. It was suggested back in January, that Warner Bros. Steven Spielberg Joe Dante Warner Bros
Warner Bros.were in negotiations with
Steven Spielberg’s, Amblin Entertainment, to remake the
Joe Dantedirected, 1984, horror-holiday classic, Gremlins. Well, it would appear the negotiations have gone well, as horror news site Bloody Disgusting has announced that
Warner Bros. are “officially moving ahead” with the remake, instead of a follow up sequel to Gremlins 2: The New Batch.
Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, is reportedly named to produce the film, alongside
David Katzenberg, son of Dreamworks CEO,
Jeffrey Katzenberg, although it is unclear yet whether
Grahame-Smithwill pen the script himself.
The original film, starring Zach Galligan Hoyt Axton
Zach Galliganas ‘Billy’, follows a young boy who is given a strange new pet for Christmas by his father (
Hoyt Axton). After being given three very simple instructions on how to care for it, Billy inadvertently breaks them all, and happy holiday chaos ensues.
No word yet has been give as to who will direct the newest member of the Gremlins family.