It’s been 17 years since the best movie sequel ever, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, and even longer since the best Christmas movie ever, Gremlins. (I am only half-kidding about both bests.) But Chris Columbus, who wrote the original (and later directed Home Alone and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), recently told /Film he’s finished with the “twisted and dark” script for a third Gremlins movie, and OH NO HE WANTS TO MURDER GIZMO.
When asked about the possibility of killing Gizmo, considering all the evil, googly-eyed or otherwise, gremlins originate from him, Columbus responded, “Very good observation. That comes up in the movie, certainly. I think it probably is a good idea to be honest with you. Too many people are dying.”
Okay, but gremlins > people. It’s simple math, really.
“I’m really proud of the script,” Columbus continued. “It is as twisted and dark as anything, so we’ll see. It’s always a budgetary conversation when we’re going to shoot it. I wanted to go back to the really twisted sensibility of the first movie. I found that was a very easy place for me to fall back into and start writing again so hopefully we’ll see that movie soon.”
If you come at the Gizmo, you best not miss.