News Dark ‘Gremlins 3’ Script Returns to the Macabre Tone of the Original Published 2 years ago on August 21, 2017 By Nick Bond Share Tweet A dark and disturbing Gremlins script calls for the death of our beloved Gizmo. Seriously, that’s a pretty crazy idea. SlashFilm had the opportunity to talk with original screenwriter Chris Columbus, who says that he’s completed a screenplay for the long-awaited Gremlins 3. Columbus says the third film will be twisted and dark as anything, which sounds great to us. But the question still remains, should Gizmo be killed off?! “Very good observation,” Columbus exclaimed. “That comes up in the movie, certainly.” That raises a number of ethical issues, the site notes. Gizmo himself has done nothing wrong. It’s human negligence that allows him to get soaked and lets the mischievous mogwai transform. Still, even Columbus thinks cute and loving Gizmo might not be worth the risk. “I think it probably is a good idea to be honest with you,” Columbus said. “Too many people are dying.” Columbus states that his script returns to the macabre tone of the original film. “I’m really proud of the script,” Columbus said. “It is as twisted and dark as anything, so we’ll see. It’s always a budgetary conversation when we’re going to shoot it. I wanted to go back to the really twisted sensibility of the first movie. I found that was a very easy place for me to fall back into and start writing again so hopefully we’ll see that movie soon.” Columbus also states that the film would still use puppets, but visual effects could make puppetry easier to achieve than it was in 1984. “Oh, without a doubt, minimal CGI,” Columbus said. “CGI will enable us to remove wires and make the puppeteers lives a little easier. It was brutal. It was like a marathon every night for those guys. In the bar scene alone there were 18 [or] 20 people behind the bar. No one had any space to move. It was just hellish for those guys so CGI will simplify that a little bit but it’s all puppets.” Gremlins 3 has been rumoured for many years and it’s still in the dark on whether or not the film will be put into production at Warner Bros. I guess we’ll have to continue the waiting game. Related Topics: Up Next Soska Sisters Update on the Progress of Their ‘Rabid’ Remake Don't Miss Latest ‘IT’ TV Spot Appears to Give You a Glimpse at the Leper Advertisement You may like Comments Advertisement Facebook Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD11 hours ago Scream Factory Reveals Special Features for ‘Silver Bullet’ Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray News1 day ago Nancy Stephens Spotted on the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ in Wilmington, North Carolina News2 days ago Jason Reitman Wraps on Third ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie in Calgary, Alberta, Canada Reviews2 days ago Review: Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ is a Big Treat for Fans of the Series News3 days ago Jamie Lee Curtis Wraps Filming on ‘Halloween Kills’ in Wilmington, North Carolina Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago 88 Films Reveals Final Cover Artwork for ‘Christmas Evil’ and ‘Terror Train’ UK Blu-Rays News1 week ago Tommy Doyle Actor Anthony Michael Hall Grasps a Baseball Bat on the Set of ‘Halloween kills’ News3 weeks ago Old School Michael Myers Stalks the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ in Wilmington, North Carolina News4 weeks ago [Gallery] Own HCG’s Exclusive Michael Myers Life-Size Bust This October News2 weeks ago Jamie Lee Curtis Arrives on the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ in Wilmington, North Carolina News1 week ago Laura Vandervoort Spreads Bloodthirsty Virus in New ‘Rabid’ Remake Trailer News3 weeks ago Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer’s Halloween Horror ‘Trick’ Gets Stabby Trailer News3 weeks ago Take a Look at Young Danny Torrance in New ‘Doctor Sleep’ Featurette News4 weeks ago Watch New 6 Minute Featurette for Shudder’s “Creepshow” TV Series News1 month ago Jamie Lee Curtis Promises “Sensational” End to the ‘Halloween’ Trilogy Trending Editorials4 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News3 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!