'Tis a truth universally acknowledged by many a Gremlins fan that Zach Galligan will forever be known as Billy Peltzer, the kid who broke three very important rules concerning his pet Mogwai, Gizmo, which in turn led to some fun monster mayhem in Chris Columbus’ classic 1984 horror-comedy movie.
While Galligan Gremlins star was on hand to host an event at Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square last week -- where the movie was screened -- he took to the stage for a Q&A in which he talked to the assembled crowd about the new Gremlins movie, revealing some interesting details about the upcoming film ... and teasing that there’s a “decent chance” he’ll be in it.
“It's not going to be a reboot,” Galligan told the crowd. “It will not be a remake in any way, shape, or form. Chris Columbus has come out and said that the first film is very near and dear to his heart and as long as he is alive it will never be remade. So the only thing they will be, and apparently are going to be doing, is something along the lines of like Jurassic World, where it will be 30 years later. All of the elements from the first, at least the first Gremlins movie -- Chris Columbus didn't really have much to do with the second Gremlins movie so I don't know how he feels about that -- but all of the things and events that happened in the first one will be referred to. And apparently some of the characters from the first one will reappear in the new one they are planning right now. I swear on my life, I don't know if I'm in it or not, but I think there is probably a decent chance since I'm one of the few people left standing from the first movie.”
Currently being penned by Carl Ellsworth (Goosebumps, Disturbia, the recent remakes of The Last House on the Left and Red Dawn), the third Gremlins movie will be co-produced by Chris Columbus and Steven Spielberg.
Would you like to see Zach Galligan and any of the original cast members left alive and kickin' (*cough* Phoebe Cates *cough*) return for the new Gremlins? Are you excited that it won't be a reboot, but set 30 years later, a la Jurassic World?
(via Comic Book)