Dante-less Gremlins 3...in CGI

This comes from Moviehole...

"Gremlins" director Joe Dante has been asked quite a bit in recent times whether or not he'd be involved - or want to be involved - in a third "Gremlins" movie. His answer is always 'No', he's not involved and he wouldn't want to be, adding something to the retort like (and I'm paraphrasing) "It'd suck anyway, they'd probably do it with mother-fucking CGI Gremlins!".

Speaking to Empire Online, Dante (who also directed 1990's "Gremlins II : The New Batch") said he's heard that a new "Gremlins" film could be ramping up at Warner Bros - but strongly doubts it'll be a sequel to his two films.

"I hear they're going to make another one soon," the Gremlins director told us. "I can see why - it would be stupid to let that title go to waste." Just don't expect a straight sequel. "The actors from the first two (Zack Gallighan and Phoebe Cates) are too old to do a proper sequel, so I'm sure when the new one arrives it will be a remake of the original."

"Gremlins" creator Chris Columbus also hasn't been asked back - but believes it'll suck worse than a toothy hooker.

"If they do the monsters with CGI, I don't know if it would be the same. They should go back and do it with puppets again, though at this point I wouldn't be interested in being involved."

I don't know about you, but a CGI-remake of "Gremlins" just wouldn't be something I'd be interested in seeing.
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