Chris Columbus is reportedly going back to his roots to produce a new "Gremlins" and a new "Goonies" film. Columbus is responsible for directing "Home Alone" and penning the scripts for the original 1984 "Gremlins" and 1985 "The Goonies".
We heard a while ago that Richard Donner stated that he would be returning to the director's chair for a "Goonies" sequel that he was developing with Steven Spielberg. If Columbus is back as well, that would mean that all three of the original creators are returning for the next adventure. Donner also announced that he had high hopes that most of the original cast would return. The details of the sequel are pretty slim at this point but it was rumored to perhaps focus on the children of the original Goonies, going on a new quest of their own.
Now comes the "Gremlins" news. It's believed that the new film would be a reboot set 30 years after the events of the original movie. This would allow them to have a little wiggle room from the rest of the franchise and keep the mythology developed in the first film intact. Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg are on board as producers of that film as well.
Two childhood classics being revisited. Since many of the original participants are involved, there could be great potential here. It could also be a very risky move and not capture any of the nostalgia of the first films. But to the players involved, it's apparently worth the gamble.
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