Director Joe Dante‘s children’s horror tale, The Hole – which stars Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble, Bruce Dern and Teri Polo – opens in theaters September 28 before arriving on Blu-ray and VOD October 2 from Big Air Studios. Mr. Disgusting thoroughly enjoyed the film and I thought it was a lot of fun myself. I didn’t get a chance to see it in 3D unfortunately (no 3D screeners yet), but that’s something I’m hoping to fix next week.
I recently hopped on the phone with Dante and we talked at length about The Hole, his cool web project “Trailers From Hell” and some of his upcoming features. I’ll be sharing the entirety of the interview next week but I figured I’d whet your appetite with some Gremlins talk. There’s been a lot of speculation about the future of the franchise so I figured I’d check in to see if he could clear up any misconceptions. Specifically, we discuss whether or not he’d be willing to return to the franchise – and where he thinks it will go next. In short – something will obviously happen at some point, just don’t expect it to be too soon.
There’s also a tiny bit of Gremlins 2 talk. I’m a huge fan of the series and I think that film is an amazing feat in how much it breaks away from the norm of studio sequels. Head inside for the exchange. READ MORE
Our friends at Moviehole caught wind of something exciting that could easily mean absolutely nothing.
Warner Bros. Pictures has renewed Gremlins3.com last week, a domain they’ve owned since 2009.
Does this mean a third Gremlins is finally in the works? No. Does it mean that Warners plans on eventually making a third film? No. In fact, hording a domain name is common practice — you know, just in case.
Joe Dante has been extremely vocal about not expecting the studio to ever greenlight a sequel, although with modern technology it’s, IMO, extremely stupid to ignore such a “family friendly” franchise. If WB ever did bring Gizmo and company back to theaters, what would you like to see happen? I ask this knowing all too well that they’ll just remake it anyways… READ MORE