Gremlins 3D on the way?

Back in 1990, Joe Dante’s post-modern Gremlins sequel, The New Batch , all put killed off any possibility of the creature features ever developing into a franchise.

Despite that, MarketSaw are now reporting that a third Gremlins film is in early development.

According to their source, Gremlins 3 is also being crafted with one eye fixed firmly on 3D. No big surprise, considering Avatar ’s continued box office coup.

Will Joe Dante be lured back for a third? Last April, when similar Gremlin 3 rumours were circulating, he didn’t seem that keen while speaking to Bloody Disgusting .

Back then, he said: “They won’t be coming to me. I can tell you that for a fact.”

Time will tell if he changes his mind. As for the plot... Will it go the post-modern route, or stick to the first film's resolutely straight-forward horror trappings? Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.