Gremlins reboot making progress?

Plans may be afoot to bring the furry mogwai to a whole new audience

A planned reboot of 80s teen-monster film 'Gremlins' may be gaining ground.

Reports coming from US film site Vulture claim that Warner Bros. is currently in negotiations with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, the company which produced the original.

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Efforts have previously been made to bring the mogwai-based thriller back to screens.

However, it's said that a deal with Amblin has always proved too costly, and that Spielberg's company would have to have very specific conditions in place to agree to go ahead.

So far, neither Warner nor Amblin has commented on the rumours, and whether the new project would be a reboot of the original film or a sequel is unclear.

The original film was released in 1984, written by 'The Goonies' scribe Chris Columbus, and directed by Joe Dante.

It told the tale of a mysterious species which change from being cute furry creatures to havoc-wreaking reptiles when they get wet or are fed after midnight.

It starred Phoebe Cates, Zach Gilligan and Hoyt Axton, and the sequel, the less well-received 'Gremlins 2: The New Batch', arrived in 1990.