Have you been indiscriminatingly feeding furry creatures after midnight? KNOCK IT OFF. The long rumored new addition to the Gremlins series is apparently still a go and series star Zach Gilligan claims the third installment is not going to be a remake or a reboot or possibly a re-anything.
Gilligan, who played Billy in the first two films, told a sold-out UK audience this week that the new movie is pulling from another franchise’s playbook:
“It’s not going to be a reboot. It will not be a remake in any way, shape, or form. Chris Columbus has come out and said that the first film is very near and dear to his heart and as long as he is alive it will never be remade. So the only thing they will be, and apparently are going to be doing, is something along the lines of like Jurassic World, where it will be 30 years later.”
Columbus (who wrote the first film) is reportedly producing the project alongside little known indie darling Steven Spielberg. Deadline shared in April that Red Eye scribe Carl Ellsworth has been trusted with the screenplay. The new movie will reportedly refer back to the original film with old characters strolling by.
Will Gilligan be popping up in the new film?
“I swear on my life, I don’t know if I’m in it or not, but I think there is probably a decent chance since I’m one of the few people left standing from the first movie.”
As long as Greta from Gremlins 2: The New Batch makes an appearance, we’re good.