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Since the future appears very bright for Sony’s Ghostbusters franchise, let’s take a moment to slap on a proton pack and assess where we stand. Cue up the Ray Parker Jr. CD and dive in to our What We Know So Far for the Ghostbusters reboot, which is heading to theaters on July 22, 2016.
In a recent interview, director, Paul Feig seems to have divulged a key concept in the dynamic of the film’s team of estrogen-centric seekers of spooks.
With any and all things related to Ghostbusters ready to be invigorated with not one, but two (possibly connected) franchise reboots of the film, people may be understandably curious about whether a critically indelible aspect of the property will be incorporated. Namely, the 1984 synth-funk masterpiece, “Ghostbusters” theme song by Ray Parker Jr. According to the director of next year’s all-female Ghostbusters film, he’s torn on whether or not to include the epochal earworm.
The announcement of a reboot of Ghostbustes with all-female cast didn't get to bask in the spotlight too long when it was subsequently announced that an all-male reboot of the same property was also in the works. However, Paul Feig, who will helm the estrogen-exclusive version still finds himself fielding seemingly irrational hate on social media. Now, he’s got something to say to those impassioned claims of “ruined” childhoods.
Large scale shared universes are all the rage in Hollywood, and it's not just comic book movies getting in on the fad. In recent months we've heard of properties like King Arthur and Universal Monsters making their own franchises with expanded continuity, and now it seems that Ghostbusters is getting in on the fun. Well, if new reports can be believed anyway.
Earlier this afternoon, the movie world got a bit of a shock when it was revealed that Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors are going to make their own Ghostbusters film that is looking to have Channing Tatum star. As it turns out, however, the 22 Jump Street actor may not be the only A-lister to become involved with the project.
It’s only been a short while since we got word of the latest Ghostbusters reboot featuring a stellar, all-female cast. And now, just as the excitement from their first announcement started to settle, Sony just announced that there will indeed be an all-male Ghostbusters reboot as well.
Sigourney Weaver is already helping her Chappie director Neill Blomkamp continue plotting Alien’s resurrection with an all-new installment, but what about another one of her other properties that’s returning from the dead? Paul Feig is rebooting Ghostbusters with an all-female principal cast, but will Weaver have some part to play in the new film?
Ghostbusters is a horror-comedy franchise that is certainly better known for its comedy than its horror - but there has been a good amount of suggestion hinting that the scales may tip a bit in the opposite direction with the upcoming reboot.
Before the new Ghostbusters was announced as a reboot with Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones, Dan Aykroyd was busy working on a story line for a more traditional sequel. Though director Paul Feig plans on shooting his interpretation this summer in New York for a 2016 release, the original Ghostbuster seems to think that his version could still happen.
Director Paul Feig has already loaded up his all-female Ghostbusters cast with a good number of Saturday Night Live players. However, it seems that Feig isn't done yet mining SNL for castmembers, as new rumors have surfaced suggesting he has his eyes on another one.
For Sunday night’s SNL 40th anniversary special, some of the best moments happened off camera. But one of the greatest things is this photo of the ladies who’ll be leading the new Ghostbusters movie into cinematic history.
Once I got over my little hissy fit and actually thought about it, I realized something. This wasn’t a bad idea. In fact, it might be a pretty good idea. And not just for one reason, but five.
With the new Ghostbusters cast announced, perhaps now's a good time to catch up with one of the project's biggest adversaries... Ernie Hudson himself. But beware, for his latest update might surprise you.
With the venerable question of "who you gonna call?" answered with the recent announcement of an all-female cast, the new Ghostbusters reboot looks set to tackle something strange in the neighborhood. Now we are finally starting to get some feedback from the celebrated surviving cast members of the original film.
Earlier today, Sony Pictures delivered rather huge news about the Ghostbusters reboot, announcing that they had officially signed deals with four actresses to play the lead roles in the movie. What the big reveal lacked, however, were any kinds of details about the characters that each of the ladies will play. Now those details have started to come out.
Who ya gonna call? Paul Feig finally revealed who he dialed up to star in his all-female Ghostbusters reboot, and the choices are incredibly exciting, and funnier than you’d ever imagined.
Today is the day when, all around the world, fireworks are ignited as people celebrate the departure of 2014 and the arrival of 2015. So it seems only appropriate that we would end our year in cinema with a bang as well:
If you're a fan of Paul Feig's work on such films as Bridesmaids and The Heat, then you're going to be surprised with his take on Ghostbusters for two reasons: it's going to be very scary, yet not so sweary.
The Daily Beast continues to mine material out of countless Sony emails, and this time unearths a series of conversations between Channing Tatum and Sony Chair Amy Pascal about the 21 Jump Street star kick-starting a Ghostbusters spinoff with himself and Chris Pratt in the leads.