Joe Dante, the director of Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch recently spoke to Forbes and the topic of the long in development Gremlins 3. Dante will have no involvement with the next Gremlins film, but he still has a lot to say about why it’s taking so long to get made.
“I probably have less information to give you than anybody because I am not involved with it, I don’t control the material, it’s reverted back to Chris Columbus who wrote the script for the first movie. They have plans to do something but what Chris wants to do may not be what Warner wants to do and it’s not just Warner it’s also a lot of other people like Amblin and Steven Spielberg – everyone has to agree on what they want to do and at this point nobody is going to figure that out. I think the reuniting of the cast is highly unlikely. Perhaps a Gremlins prequel might be something they will do but I don’t know as I was not asked to be involved.” – Joe Dante
I’m not sure how excited I am about another Gremlins film. While I would like to see another film in the series, I’m just not sure the tone and themes of the original film can be recaptured today. Read what else Dante had to say here.