Warner Bros. Animation brings back the 1984 classic Gremlins in a new animated show produced and written by an alumnus Tze Chun '02. Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is produced by Amblin Television and will be released on HBO Max in 2021 with Chun as the showrunner.
In the new animated television adaptation, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai travels back to 1920s Shanghai to reveal the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 film) met the young Mogwai named Gizmo. Together with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo go on a dangerous journey through the Chinese countryside, where they encounter colorful monsters and ghosts from Chinese folklore and sometimes fight them. In 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.
Zach Galligan in Gremlins (1984), with kind permission of IMDb
Tze Chun is a writer, director, producer and visual artist based in Los Angeles. Together with Salvatore Simeone, Chun co-founded TKO Studios to creatively and commercially modernize the comic book industry. Prior to working as a comic book writer, he was the writer and producer of Fox's hit Batman Prequel-Show Gotham , and wrote on ABCs There was once . He also wrote and directed the award-winning films Window breaker (Sundance 2007), Children of invention (Sundance 2009), the thriller by Bryan Cranston The night comes cold (Sony), as well as a series of Little America (Apple TV +) about his mother's life.
HBO Max is slated to hit the market in May 2020 Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai has no specific release date yet, it should be premiered in 2021.