After 27 years, could the Gremlins be returning to terrorise us again? Looks like it.

You know them, those insane green icky creatures that spawn if you feed Gizmo after midnight, don’t keep him away from light, or get him wet.

According to /Film, head Gremlins writer guy Chris Columbus has already penned a script, which sees a return to the darker side of things after the second flick, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, which went rather silly (wonderfully silly, in fact).

“I’m really proud of the script,” Columbus says. “I wanted to go back to the really twisted sensibility of the first movie. I found that was a very easy place for me to fall back into and start writing again.”

So, will it be less thinly-veiled Donald Trump (come on, a rich property dude named Daniel Clamp?) assault, or will current world events make a return of the second movie’s tycoon all the more desirable?

We don’t know, but thought that worthy of mention.

Anyway, Columbus also addresses the big hole in the movie plots – that if all the bad Gremlins emanate from Gizmo, why not just eliminate the cutesy little furry guy? “That comes up in the movie, certainly,” says Columbus. “I think it probably is a good idea to be honest with you, too many people are dying.”

Ouch! Now would that be civilised? No, clearly not! We guess there may not be a fourth outing then…

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