Tuesday, September 02, 2008

British Telecom Spot


People have been asking me lately if I've seen the BT spot that features gremlins. I have, and you can see it here.

People have also been asking if the tremendous response to the spot in the UK has in any way given momentum to future Gremlins projects, including a possible Gremlins 3.

The answer to that question is: in a way, yes. That's all I can say right now.

Additionally, a young man named Sacha Feiner has created one of the most astounding Gremlins clips ever. It really defies description, so if you're a fan, you can watch it here. But be sure to watch the jaw-dropping, hard-to-believe-but-true "Making Of" clip here. I guarantee you, you won't forget it.

And yes, I can tell you that the people responsible for Gremlins have seen it too, and are pretty darn impressed.

That is all.

12 Comments:

Anonymous J.D. said...

Hi Zach,

I've already seen all those videos (no suprise, lol!)-- but it is news to me that you would say that it sort of opens up a chance for a new film. Because in the two times I have had the privilage to meet Joe Dante, he has said he has no interest in doing a third one, mainly because of the studio would want to go with the CGI. Remember, he didn't even want to make a second one until Warner Bros. finally convinced him after years with the promise of "anything goes".

There were some rumors I heard about 10 years ago on the internet, saying a third one was in the works with Donald Petrie to possibly direct, and Rob Lowe was being considered for a villian. I also heard about 10 years ago an obviously false rumor on the internet saying that someone had spoken with you, and you told them that there is going to be a third film, it was going to be called "Hatched".

If a new film does become a reality (hope so!), I just hope they don't decide to do either one of two things: 1) Make it a "Direct To DVD" release, that would be an insult to the series; or 2) do a remake! Everyone seems to be doing that these days, where do I start? Prom Night, Halloween, The Hitcher, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Child's Play, and even Poltergeist! I hope they don't decide to try to fix something that is in PERFECT condition!

Later,
J.D.

September 04, 2008 3:31 AM  
Blogger Femme Fatale said...

This is Cher...

I've come to say hello :)

Can't wait to read the rest of your blogs..

Nice meeting you this past weekend..

September 04, 2008 12:50 PM  
Anonymous Tyler Haslett said...

Hello Zach,
I met you this past weekend for a moment to get your ink down on a very great looking 8X10. I told you about a Gremlins PSA, featuring "Mr. Wong", and Chris Walas (I'm assuming) puppetering Gizmo. Sounds like Howie M on the vocals too. Here it is:
http://www.retrojunk.com/details_commercial/6876/

I like how you express things via text, I'm going to hit up the archives here.

Take Care
Tyler

September 05, 2008 2:55 AM  
Anonymous Tyler Haslett said...

Hello Zach,
I met you this past weekend for a moment to get your ink down on a very great looking 8X10. I told you about a Gremlins PSA, featuring "Mr. Wong", and Chris Walas (I'm assuming) puppetering Gizmo. Sounds like Howie M on the vocals too. Here it is:
http://www.retrojunk.com/details_commercial/6876/

I like how you express things via text, I'm going to hit up the archives here.

Take Care
Tyler

September 05, 2008 2:55 AM  
Blogger onyx_doll said...

I hope your in Gremlins 3, if it goes into production. It wouldn't be the same if you weren't.

p.s. I hope they make it darker, like the first one.

September 06, 2008 12:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Zach! I hope Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment be on board for part III the same as for parts I and II in the gremlins film series also puppets and animatronics like the first two films and the BT television ad from the U.K. and I hope the third film is made for theathers worldwide.

September 14, 2008 11:07 AM  
Blogger Stripe the Gremlin said...

A third Gremlins movie must be made!

October 28, 2008 3:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes a third film should be made, kids has been deprived from owning their own Gizmo toy for a while now, I remember being a kid and seeing Gizmo for the first time and thought yeah I have gotta have it!.


I also think the film should be mainly puppetry by CGI should be used to enhance difficult scenes of which puppets cannot do, famous films like Titanic had mainly visual effects blended with CGI which did no harm at all, the Gremlins are a box office domination, they can bring back classic TV series's like Doctor Who in britain, why not remake the film Gremlins?.

January 13, 2009 4:16 PM  
Blogger Michka said...

i always dremed about a gremlins 3, sacha is a really talentuous man and really sympathic,he's clever and great.....

please a gremlins 3!!! and soon ;)

Zach can you contact me, i have something to ask you really important to me, i will explain it to you.
thank you

January 22, 2009 10:36 AM  
Blogger Tomas said...

hey zack my name is tomas and i was woundering if we can talk

September 03, 2010 2:13 PM  
Anonymous Steve Rimmer said...

Hello Zach! I haven't been watching much TV since I moved to Spain in 2006 to begin my broadcasting career over here and so I've never watched the BT content, so thanks for the link. Loved it. Great to say those little monsters again. Excellent blog. I love the articles you've been writing. Keep up the excellent work!

January 06, 2011 7:16 AM  
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