The Goonies and Gremlins screenwriter Chris Columbus recently offered brief updates on the current status of two sequels we’ve been hearing about for many years now, Gremlins 3 and The Goonies 2.
While things aren’t looking great for a Goonies sequel at the moment, Columbus confirmed that he and his production company 1492 Pictures are “actively talking” about a new Gremlins movie.
Continue below to see what Columbus had to say.
Here’s the chat between Columbus and Metro:
Do you have an update on “Goonies 2”?
There has been talk of it. That’s a difficult one. Only because all of the actors have gotten older and chosen different careers. So that’s a little more difficult. “Gremlins” we are actively talking about that. So that’s what I am working on with my production company 1492 Pictures.
Will that be a reboot?
It will almost definitely be a reboot.
That’s understandable, like so many of your films it is timeless.
That was the goal on the films that have worked and have stood the test of time. There was definitely an intention to make them timeless. Even when we were making “Home Alone” I was saying to the crew, “˜I hope when people are watching this on TV in 30 years that this still feels fresh.’ You are a product of the time you shoot the movie, so there are a few things that give away what year it was. But there is a timeless quality, which starts with the story, which you know has an emotional connection to the audience that you know will continue through generations. But then there is production design, visual design, and making sure that it is appealing. There is a certain appeal to those films that helps to retain a certain freshness.
We’ve heard quite a few Gremlins 3 updates and rumors over the past decade or so, but Columbus now saying the film will be a reboot is interesting because it sounded pretty certain in one of the updates we got back in 2015 that the next movie would not be a reboot.
So there you have it. Another quick update, and we continue waiting to see if either of these movies will ever actually happen.