Looks like those pesky Gremlins are on the loose again, as another report has surfaced this week about a possible sequel to the popular ’80s franchise. Could a third Gremlins film finally be happening? According to MarketSaw, Gremlins 3 is indeed in the early stages of development, and is being planned as a stereoscopic 3-D release. This follows up on previous reports that Ghostbusters 3 is also being prepped as a 3-D movie.
Truth be told, there are news stories popping up every day now about big tentpole releases being planned as 3-D films. It’s not really “news”. In the case of Gremlins, however, it makes a lot of sense… especially since director Joe Dante returned to PG-13 horror last year with the 3-D film The Hole. However, if I remember correctly, Joe Dante said he would never direct another Gremlins movie. Not so much because he wouldn’t be interested, but because he went so completely crazy with Gremlins 2: The New Batch, that the studio won’t trust him anymore. What do you think, is the time right for a third Gremlins movie? Should they get Joe Dante to direct, or should someone else take over the reins?