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Welcome once again to the FOTF Entertainment news buzz. It is here we bring you the stories that are trickling out of the halls of Tinseltown.
For over thirty years, there have been rumblings that a third ‘Gremlins‘ film would be incoming. Until a few years ago, nothing has come of these rumors. But in recent times, the story has picked up the pace. Now writer Carl Ellsworth, co-writing with series creator Chris Columbus has dropped a nice little comment on the film:
“These little creatures…they’re cold-blooded little murderers, you know? They’re psychotic little creatures that are killing everybody. So that’s where it all started….I tried to preserve the humor, but at the same time, I was starting with the foundation of this being a horror movie, which I was really thrilled about…Gizmo was at the very core of the story; it explored more of the mythology and the history of the Gremlins.”
Secrets Of The Mogwai
It sounds as if the new film will be going back to the original formula this time around. The second film took a more jokey approach which did work well. But the original was a classic comedy horror which was much better. With the ‘Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwai‘ animated show coming to HBO MAX later this year, Gizmo and the gang could be back in a big way.
The reboot/remake of the classic ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘ has been rated by the M.P.A.A. The film’s title has now been confirmed. It is called…’Texas Chainsaw Massacre.’ Why not? It worked in 2018 for ‘Halloween‘! The film has unsurprisingly been rated R for ‘Strong bloody horror violence and gore, and language’. Although there isn’t a release date for the film yet, it is liable to be released later this year. From what we are hearing, the film will be set around a much older Leatherface. This time, the character will be played by Mark Burnham. The official synopsis of the film is:
In 1974, the world witnessed one of the most bizarre crimes in the annals of American history. In 2021, the face of madness returns!
And finally. April Fools Day has passed. But it seems someone is messing around. Or could be deadly serious, I don’t know which. But in the case of you couldn’t make it up, a hybrid of two successful franchises could be about to be greenlit. According to ‘F9‘ director Justin Lin, a crossover event could be on the way to theatres. A crossover between ‘The Fast And The Furious‘ franchise. And the ‘Jurassic Park/ Jurassic World‘ franchise. I kid you not! I’m hoping that Lin was speaking tongue in cheek when he was asked if the franchises could cross, replying:
“Well, I’ve never said never to anything. And the fact that part of our philosophy is not to ever be boxed in or labeled. And that’s all I will say”
I love the two franchises, despite there being a few lesser movies along the way. (I’m looking at you 2 Fast 2 Furious, Tokyo Drift, Jurassic Park III, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom). But a crossover between the pair? Not a chance in hell! ‘F9’ is finally set to take the franchise into space judging by the new trailer. Something we all suspected would be happening eventually. But having Vin Diesel have a stand-up fight with a Velociraptor? Dwayne Johnson taking down a T-Rex? Tyrese Gibson jumping on the back of an Indominus Rex? Come on!
Franchise co-star Michelle Rodriguez though has gotten in on the act by saying:
“Once you reach a certain pinnacle, there’s nowhere to go but to cross-brand and merge, it’s what big corporations do with each other when they get too big, you know what I mean? You just have to brand and merge with each other. But the only thing standing in the way is lawyers and studios. Because usually the brands that you’re trying to merge belong to different studios or whatever. But it’s under the same umbrella. I don’t know. I’m just saying. It works.”
Universal owns both franchises so it is feasibly possible. But in all honesty, IF something like this was to go ahead, it would be one of the worst ideas in the history of movies. However, you can’t deny that it would give ‘Ride Or Die’ a totally new meaning!
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Entertainment/Books and Literature Correspondent for The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!