A couple of updates on that Gremlins reboot (or whatever it is) today: Original writer and producer Chris Columbus wants fans to know that the upcoming, long-developing film is not a remake, and confirms that they have indeed hired Goosebumps writer Carl Ellsworth to pen another draft of the script. Meanwhile, original Gremlins director Joe Dante assures fans that he is not involved in this new version at all — and he doesn’t seem very happy about it happening, either.
Burying the Ex comes from the wacky mind of Joe Dante, known for films like Gremlins (and its sequel) and Small Soldiers. His latest effort once again marries horror with comedy in what appears to be a fun examination of the ways our past relationships hang over us as we pursue new ones. The first trailer has landed online, complete with zombie ex-girlfriends, green vomit and Anton Yelchin’s facial hair.
Simon Pegg likes to keep busy. Not only will he be in the upcoming 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and Edgar Wright's 'The World's End,' he's signed up to appear in Joe Dante's next film 'Casting the Runes.'
Joe Dante's long-delayed 'The Hole' received a limited theatrical release this weekend. The film follows two brothers who move with their mom to a new house and discover a bottomless hole in the basement that is filled with their deepest fears. In order to defeat the hole, they must overcome their fears with the help of their next door neighbor. We had a chance to speak with Mr. Dante recently about the film, directing kids, and making family-friendly horror.
Joe Dante has long been championed by the geek community. The director of such films as 'Gremlins' and its sequel, 'The Howling,' 'Piranha' (the original) and 'Innerspace' may have only had one breakout hit, but his work is admired by cineastes everywhere. His most recent film, 2009's 'The Hole' was released around the world but is only now hitting America.