In Los Angeles a couple of years back I ran into â€œGremlins 2â€ star Robert Picardo (who, like Dick Miller, is a Joe Dante-pic regular â€“ he played â€˜The Cowboyâ€™ in the brilliant â€œInnerspaceâ€) and we preceded to have a bit of a chat about the money-spinning â€œGremlinsâ€ series â€“ that had come to a seemingly sure conclusion in 1990.
Picardo wasnâ€™t confident there would ever be a third â€œGremlinsâ€ â€“ mainly because he believed Dante wouldnâ€™t be interested in working with Warner Bros again (following the miserable time the filmmaker had on â€œLooney Tunes : Back in Actionâ€) and the studio wouldnâ€™t want a movie with â€˜puppetsâ€™ in it nowadays. Of course what Picardo neglected to consider was that the studio wouldnâ€™t necessarily need Dante back for a third â€œGremlinsâ€, nor would they be forced to dust off the old puppets.
Which is exactly whatâ€™s going to happen…. and, I assume, like many of you, I donâ€™t quite know how I feel about this.
Market Saw reports that â€œGremlins 3â€, which Dante likely wonâ€™t be involved in, is in early development.
It, one assumes, will use CGI to rebuild Gizmo, Stripe and company (Shit, if theyâ€™re going to CGI something… why canâ€™t it be a computer-generated Dick Miller!? ).
And, well since everything else coming out over the next few years will be, â€œGremlins 3â€ will be in 3D.
Expect an in-name only sequel that likely wonâ€™t have time for Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates or, dare I say, Howie Mandel (the voice of Gizmo).
I sound cynical, but Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™m not alone. This is, like â€œGhostbusters 3â€, one of those films that Iâ€™ll be rushing out to see…. but arenâ€™t so sure Iâ€™ll be doing myself a favour by doing so. â€œGremlinsâ€ has such a special pleasure in my ticket-stubbed heart (I remember going back several times to see it at the cinema, but seeing â€œGremlins 3â€ at the local Village was a more memorable experience â€“ if only because Iâ€™d gotten to take two lovely girlies to it), Iâ€™d hate to see it fucked with.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.