The guy behind "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," writer Seth Grahame-Smith will now produce this effort alongside David Katzenberg. Hooray? Grahame-Smith may be a buzzy name around Hollywood, but his CV so far -- 'Vampire Hunter' and "Dark Shadows" -- won't have "Gremlins" fans exactly screaming for excitement. But taking on old properties seems to be his thing, as he's also writing/developing "Beetlejuice 2" with pal Tim Burton, so there's that we suppose.
You know, they could just make this awesome and get Joe Dante involved, but that seems unlikely. Words like "honoring the original" will surely be tossed around, but "Gremlins" is exactly the kind of nasty kids stuff they don't really make anymore. Even back then, it was a bit of an oddball movie, but it's all about hitting four quadrants and opening internationally now, so we expect a softer and just not as good redo. But hey, plenty of time to prove us wrong. [Bloody Disgusting]