Joe Dante consulting on new Gremlins series
As we previously reported here, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is on track for a release sometime in 2021. And it's now been revealed that Gremlins & Gremlins 2: The New Batch director Joe Dante is involved in the animated series.
In a recent interview with Daily Dead, Dante confirmed his involvement and gave us a bit more information on the upcoming prequel series.
"Yeah, I'm consulting on it. It's good. It's going to be good, yeah. I'm very pleased with the way it's going. It's a prequel. It goes back to the character Mr. Wing when he was a boy, and when he first discovered the Mogwai. It's set in China in the ’20s, and it's animated and it's very big in the sense that if you tried to shoot it as a theatrical film, it would be outrageously expensive. But in animation, you kind of get away with almost anything you can think of. And it's probably not going to be done until 2021 or maybe the end of 2020. I think this is a great way to sort of get the franchise back on people's minds."
The series will consist of 10 half hour episodes and will available on HBO's streaming service- HBO Max.
In the show-
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.
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