- Gremlins 2: The New Batch
- Tze Chun
- Joe Dante
Titled Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwai, it'll spin the clock back to 1920s Shanghai, where a 10-year-old Sam Wing (the character played as an old shop owner in the original 1984 film and its 1990 follow-up by Keye Luke), first meets a young Mogwai called Gizmo. Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering, and sometimes battling, colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. On their quest to return Gizmo to his family and uncover a legendary treasure, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil Gremlins.
Cold Comes The Night writer/director Tze Chun (who has TV bona fides via shows such as Gotham and Once Upon A Time) is running the show, and he's nabbed a series order from the streaming service for an initial season of 10 half-hour episodes. Amblin is involved in producing the show, but there's no sign of whether original director Joe Dante will be part of it.
"Slumdog Millionaire." Director Danny Boyle placed the money to be paid to the 3 lead child actors in a trust that is to be released to them upon their completion of grade school at 16 years of age. The production company has set up for an auto-rikshaw driver to take the kids to school everyday until they are 16 years old.