Gremlins 2 Set For Revisit
Gremlins 2 gets revisited next week with new high quality screen grabs and additional film locations.
The film was directed by Joe Dante and continues the adventures of the creature Gizmo, who spawned numerous small monsters when wet. In the first film, Gizmo's offspring rampaged through a small fictional town. In Gremlins 2, Gizmo multiplies within a skyscraper in New York City. The new creatures thus pose a serious threat to the city should they be able to leave the building, and much of the story involves the human characters' efforts to prevent this disaster.
Starring Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates, the original Gremlins was a financial success, and Warner Bros. asked its director Joe Dante to make a sequel straight away. Dante declined, because he saw Gremlins as having a proper ending, and thus a sequel would only be meant to be profitable. Moreover, the original film was a taxing experience for Dante, and he wanted to move on. Work on Gremlins 2 continued without him, as the studio approached various directors and writers. Storylines considered included sending the gremlins to cities like Las Vegas or even the planet Mars. After these ideas fell through, the studio returned to Dante, who agreed to make the sequel after receiving the rare promise of having complete creative control over the movie; he also received a budget triple that of the original film. Dante later acknowledged that by this point too much time had passed between the films, thus possibly reducing Gremlins 2 's appeal.
Gremlins 2 was shot in New York in June 1989, and the skyscraper at 101 Park Avenue was used as Clamp Tower, but only for exterior shots. More locations revealed next week.
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