Writer and Director Chris Columbus announced this week that the upcoming Gremlins 3 creatures would NOT be CG animated.
Welcome news to many a fan of the franchise and that wasn’t all that Chris stated in a recent announcement.
Chris told Collider:
“I would love to do it, I wrote a script, so there is an existing script. We’re working out some rights issues right now, so we’re just trying to figure out when the best time to make that film would be. I would still do it the same way I would do it as tangible puppets, not CGI. Maybe having you know we had one stop-motion scene in the first Gremlins, but I don’t think I’d use much CGI in Gremlins 3.”
Screenwriter, Carl Ellsworth was also excited about the upcoming project and insists he wants to keep Gremlins a horror movie, nothing more, nothing less.
“These little creatures what they’re really doing, they’re cold-blooded little murderers, you know? They’re psychotic little creatures that are killing everybody. So that’s where it all started. I tried to preserve the humor, but at the same time, I was starting with the foundation of this being a horror movie, which I was really thrilled about.”
We wouldn’t have it any other way and this gives fans a big sigh of relief knowing that the originals will be respected.
Are you looking forward to Gremlins 3?
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