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No GREMLINS Remake Without Spielberg's Go-Ahead

August 15, 2012
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During the press rounds for this weekend's release of "The Bourne Legacy" producer Frank Marshall revealed that the oft discussed "Gremlins" remake will not happen without direct permission from the original film's producer, Steven Spielberg.

Spielberg produced the beloved 1984 horror-comedy under his Amblin Entertainment banner and it looks as though any re-imagining of the tale would need to go through him.

When Marshall was asked about the possibilities for a late day "Gremlins" sequel, he responded:

    "You know, we’ve had people call us about it but I think that’s another one that’s kind of now left to be its own. It’s like doing 'Goonies 2 ' or 'E.T. 2.' I think it’s another time, it’s another era and they should just rest where they are."

As to whether we would see a remake of the film/franchise reboot, Marshall said:

    "No, I don’t think so. I think by now we have something in our contracts, or at least Amblin does, where it can’t be remade without Steven’s permission."

The questions then becomes: Would Spielberg ever grant his permission or pursue a "Gremlins" remake of his own accord? And if he did would audiences want to see it?

Source: First Showing

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