Speil­berg set to re­vive cult flick Grem­lins

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CULT film fran­chise Grem­lins is to be re­booted by di­rec­tor Stephen Speil­berg.

Furry crit­ter Gizmo and his not-so-love­able pals haven’t been seen since 1990’s Grem­lins 2: The New Batch.

But in­dus­try sources say stu­dio Warner Bros is in the process of flog­ging the rights to the se­ries to Speil­berg’s Am­blin En­ter­tain­ment – paving the way for more short-arse mon­ster may­hem.

Spiel­berg’s spokesman was tightlipped on the project, sim­ply say­ing that the ‘ap­pro­pri­ate ex­ec­u­tives were not avail­able for com­ment’.

But not ev­ery­one is happy with the news.

Joe Dante, the man who di­rected the orig­i­nal in 1984 and Grem­lins 2, had been work­ing hard to get a third in­stal­ment rub­ber-stamped.

But his re­quests were snubbed be­cause he in­sisted on us­ing pup­pets rather than re­sort­ing to CGI.

Spiel­berg will al­most cer­tainly favour the crea­tures be­ing recre­ated on a PC rather than in a work­shop.

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