Recently, word has been spread around that Warner Brothers has renewed the domain name for Gremlins3.com along with a bunch of other rumored sequels like Green Lantern 2 and The Hangover 3. Now, this doesn’t mean for sure that the film will be put into production but the rumor of the development of a third film has been floating around since 1999. Last year, original series director, Joe Dante, commented that he would not return for a 3rd installment after his fallout with the studio but believes that they will do something with the property sometime soon.
I’m constantly asked ‘why the hold up on Gremlins 3? And that’s because those films were such products of the technology at the time. The movie was more limited and created by technology. They were puppets. The story-lines, then, were based around what we could do with the Gremlins. Now, of course, anything is possible but it becomes a little more difficult to hone it on what your storyline would be. First of all, I won’t be asked. Second of all, I wouldn’t bring back the original cast because it’s been too long – the kids now would be familiar with the title, and familiar with Gizmo and Stripe, but as far as the actual [live-action] characters and story, they don’t know them..
Read more about Gremlins 3 rumours over at http://nerdreactor.com/2011/12/28/gremlins-3-in-the-works/