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‘Gremlins’ reboot in the works?

- January 18th, 2013

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You know you’re old when remakes of films that came out in the ’80s become a yearly occurrence.

Well, following reboots of childhood favourites like Total Recall, Fright Night, Robocop (due next year), Predator and Halloween, among others, Vulture is now reporting that Warner Bros. is looking to bring back 1984′s Gremlins.

The little monsters also appeared in a 1990 sequel with news of a rumoured third film becoming a myth of Goonies 2 proportions. Steven Spielberg produced the originals and would most likely produce the updated version.

No word on whether original director Joe Dante or stars Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates would return for cameos.

What do you think about Gremlins getting rebooted? Should they do it, or just leave the originals (which were great by the way) alone?

Let us know in the comments.

‘RED 2′ trailer: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren are back

- January 18th, 2013

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This year, Bruce Willis will not only reprise John McClane in the fifth instalment of his decades-old Die Hard franchise, he’ll also be back as retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses from 2010′s RED.

The action-comedy, which was based on a Vertigo comic written by Warren Ellis, ended up being one of Willis’ biggest non-sequel hits in years. When I interviewed the actor for the film, he told me he was pleased with how the original turned out.

“I actually find myself somehow just drawn to (comic-book) movies,” he said, “because they already show up as great stories of drama and conflict.” (You can read the original interview here)

The on-set camaraderie between Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Karl Urban, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker and Richard Dreyfuss was undeniable. The Golden Globe nomination the film received a few months later was just gravy.

So it’s no surprise, really, that there’s a sequel due this summer.

RED 2 reunites stars from the first film, with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sir Anthony Hopkins joining the action.

This time, people are trying to kill Malkovich’s Marvin Boggs and the hit is out on Willis’ Moses. The settings are also a little more glamourous – Paris, Moscow and London – and the comedic timing looks spot on.

RED 2 will be based on a fresh idea written by Erich and Jon Hoeber, who wrote the script for the original RED.

The film hits theatres Aug. 2.

Are you more excited for RED 2 or Die Hard 5? Let us know in the comments.