Tis a wonderful day when you discover your favourite dirctor Joe Dante, (Gremlins, Inner Space), has a new movie coming out soon.
Above is the trailer for Burying The Ex which stars Anton Yelchin, (Star Trek, Fright Night), Ashley Greene,(The Twilight Saga), and Alexandra Daddario, (True Detective, San Andreas). The plot of which rattles along like so:
Max, an all-around nice guy and Evelyn, his beautiful girlfriend move in together. When Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare, Max knows it’s time to call it quits, but there’s just one problem: he’s terrified of breaking up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is involved in a freak accident and dies, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Just as Max is thinking about moving on with what could be his dream girl, Evelyn has returned from the grave and is determined to get her boyfriend back.
Burying The Ex is scheduled for general release on June 19th.
While the idea of yet another Gremlins movie doesn’t exactly fill me with dread this latest nugget of news about the little green demons has me greatly concerned.
Website Vulture is reporting that Spielberg’s company Amblin Entertainment has been approached with the idea of re-developing the franchise for 21st century audiences.
It’s pretty much a given Joe Dante, (who directed the original and vastly underrated sequel), won’t be on board for this reboot so we’re off to a non-starter already, also this ‘re-development for the 21st century’ pitch can only mean two things; the Gremlins will be all state-of-the-art CG and the entire movie will be in twat dazzling 3D.
The original Gremlins movie is a modern classic which carefully walked the line of being a horror movie whilst still maintaining a moderate family friendly vibe, (can you think of any recent movies which delivered the same?), there is no need to remake or rehash Gremlins for audiences today, simply because a lot of the people who make up the audience of today made up the audience of 1984, who watched the original when it was first released. So what’s the f**king point?
For a long time Amblin held a fortress like defence over Gremlins when it came to remakes or reboots but now it seems the castle walls have been breached. You know what’s next don’t you? A Jaws remake.
*Pushes computer chair back in rage and throws party bag of Doritos against basement wall*
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