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It looks like the mogwai will hit the screen again. According to Chris Columbus, the writer for 1984’s Gremlins, the script is being written and the movie is a go.

The new flick will be a reboot and not a remake. According to Columbus,

“When I saw Star Trek you know, I was like ‘this is the way you do it. You have to connect the audience emotionally to the past. By seeing Leonard Nimoy in that movie. And then so obviously a few days ago seeing Harrison Ford and Chewbacca at the end of that Star Wars trailer. Eight million geeks crying their eyes out, me included. So I thought ‘well that’s a great, great thing to do.’ So we won’t… we’re gonna apply that to Gremlins. … We’re not gonna forget about the past.”

The future for Goonies does not seem as clear. When asked about a remake of the movie, Columbus, who co-wrote the 1985 film with Steven Spielberg, said,

“We’ve talked about it for years. … We’re trying to find a story. We’re looking.”

Source: HitFix

Kid of the 80s

Last week, David Hasselhoff released his music video “True Survivor” for the upcoming short film Kung Fury. Check out the 80’s righteousness.

Kung Fury is expected to be released next month. The Kickstart-funded short pays homage to 1980’s martial arts and police action films.

According to Wikipedia, the 30-minute flick centers on a detective and martial artist who time travels from the 1980s to World War II to kill Adolf Hitler, a.k.a. “Kung Führer”, and avenge his friend’s death at the hands of the Nazi leader. An error in the time machine sends him further back to the Viking Age. With the help of a female Viking and the Norse God Thor, Kung Fury continues his time travels in order to put an end to the Third Reich once and for all.

Kid of the 80s

Kid of the 80s

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Hollywood legend Harold Ramis — famous for his films Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and Animal House — has died.

According to his family, the writer-director passed away early this morning at his Chicago home from complications stemming from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease involving the swelling of blood vessels. He was surrounded by his family.

Kid of the 80s

RadioShack oozed 80′s goodness out of every headphone jack and TRS-80 floppy drive during the 2014 Super Bowl.

The 60-second commercial included Hulk Hogan, Mary Lou Retton, Kid ‘n Play, the California Raisins, Chucky, Jason, Slimer and so much more.