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If you’re a fan of the 1984 cult classic Gremlins, you’ll love this news! Chris Columbus, who wrote the original, spoke with Collider and revealed that he has written the script for a Gremlins threequel.

‘Gremlins’ Writer Reveals ‘Gremlins 3’ Will Not Be CGI

And that’s not all Columbus revealed. He also said that if Gremlins 3 comes to fruition, the creatures won’t be CGI.

“I would love to do it,” Columbus said. “I wrote a script, so there is an existing script. We’re working out some rights issues right now, so we’re just trying to figure out when the best time to make that film would be.

“I would still do it the same way – I would do it as tangible puppets, not CGI. Maybe having β€” you know we had one stop-motion scene in the first Gremlins, but I don’t think I’d use much CGI in Gremlins 3.”

Animated ‘Gremlins’ Prequel Series Also in Development

If you can’t wait for Gremlins 3, you might be happy to learn that Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is currently in development at HBO Max and will debut in 2021. The series is set in the 1920s, when Gizmo and Sam Wing first meet, and he tries to reunite the little mogwai with his family.

Concept artwork for the new animated series was recently revealed on Twitter, and it’s obvious how much love and care the studio is putting into it.

Watch the Trailer:

How long has it been since you’ve watched the original Gremlins? If you’d like a quick nostalgic refresher, here is a trip down memory lane: