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March 13, 2011
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All has been way too quiet on the Gremlins front for a long while now, and I think we can all agree we would just like to have some kind of news regarding the development (or not) of Gremlins 3 from someone in the know. Everyone I have spoken to that would know anything about the film has said the same thing: “There is progress, but it is all talk right now”
That doesn’t mean there won’t ever be a Gremlins 3, and it doesn’t mean it will definitely happen either. It just is a sample of what hollywood is known for. Talking. Everyone “absolutely wants to” do another movie (with the exception of Joe Dante, but even he is sure there will be a G3 eventually) but no one “absolutely wants to” put the money forward to really make this happen.
Bringing a property back that has seen no activity on TV or film in over 20 years is a hard sale unless it is a reboot, but then the questions are asked: Does Gremlins NEED a reboot? and Would it work in 2011?
The fact of Ghostbusters 3 still hasn’t happened really hurts the chances of Gremlins 3 happening anytime reasonably soon. If you are wondering how the two are related, as they are both from completely separate companies, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 were massive commercial successes spawning merchandise beyond what Gremlins could and has done. There have been 2 (3 if you include Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters) cartoon series, and there is a lot of activity on the fan front. (see http://protoncharging.com if you want the best Ghostbusters site out there!) Gremlins has you, the fantastic and loyal gremlins fans, but sadly it pales in comparison to the size of the Ghostbusters fan segment. More fans = more money.
Now if there were a way we could show the studios that Gremlins is a financial blockbuster and they are insane not to make the movie RIGHT NOW, we would be in great shape. So keep the fan art, fan videos and discussion flowing. We know they are watching this site, and if we keep up the momentum and show them that there is a lot of money to be made from bringing back our favorite property, it just might help convince the ones that are on the fence to finally give the green light to our green friends!
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