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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.
The Sony Pictures hack has already revealed that the top five contenders for the female leads in Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot are Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, Lizzy Caplan and Jennifer Lawrence - but now new details are surfacing about the availabilities for male actors in the project.
Among the leaked drama that has been flooding the internet due to the recent Sony hacking scandal, one exchanged e-mail discussed a legal suit over the new Ghostbusters film and Bill Murray’s involvement.
The multi-talented actress already has two franchises to her name in The Hunger Games and the X-Men series. When she isn’t lending her powers to a tentpole, she’s contending for Oscars in a David O. Russell drama like American Hustle or Joy. But her name is now in the Ghostbusters conversation, mainly because she put it there.
Rebel Wilson has admitted that she has already held early discussions about starring in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters remake. But is her admission a sign that Paul Feig needs to calm down before he rushes into any casting decisions?
Did it work out for Candy? You could say. The incredibly gifted comedian showed up in his own smash hit in 1984 – the mermaid comedy Splash. He followed that up with Brewster’s Millions, Summer Rental and Volunteers (also with Tom Hanks) in 1985.
For all of you Ghostbusters fans out there, we have a look into what Winston Zeddemore could have been. Bill Murray fans, you might not like this story.
A Ghostbusters reunion that saw Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Dan Aykroyd come together has produced probably the greatest image you’ll see all day. It sees the film’s cast joyously smiling and it is utterly contagious.
Product placement has become an unfortunately big part of modern studio filmmaking, but there are some ads in movies that we can still appreciate: the fake ones. Rather than actually trying to tell us something, they merely exist as a fun gag or even sometimes as a plot device. And now you can see a whole bunch of them mashed together in this fantastic new supercut.
It's not hard to see how simple logic would lead a person to believe that Melissa McCarthy will star in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. But while it makes all the sense in the world that McCarthy would be joining the cast, nothing has been made official at this point.
If they are starting over from scratch with a screenplay, it might take some time. But it all sounds official. What do you think?
Dan Aykroyd has big ideas for Ghostbusters -- Marvel-styled ideas. Can he turn the franchise into its very own universe? That's his newest mission.
This year is the 30th anniversary of the comedy classic Ghostbusters, first released back in June of 1984, and we've seen all kinds of celebration for the film. Now Krispy Kreme is getting in on the action, and they're doing so in the most delicious-sounding way imaginable.
Let’s take a closer look at those 32 movies that won five or more consecutive weekends. Let’s take a trip down memory lane to revisit these incredibly popular movies from our past and remember why they had such a huge impact at the box office.
Ghostbusters changed me that summer. I started using the jokes I learned in that movie (as well as in Splash, Romancing the Stone, Police Academy, Beverly Hills Cop, Revenge of the Nerds and everything else I could sneak on HBO) in my every day life. But Ghostbusters changed my mom that summer, too.
When it comes to their Honest Trailers series, Screen Junkies tends not to discriminate when it comes to the films they pick. Whether it's a recent blockbusters, a less successful film or a beloved classic, no movie appears to out of bounds for the amusing trailers, which make it their business to tell it like it is.
Movie memorabilia is a big business for online collectors, but just what items have fetched the most money online? The answers are going to be a bit surprising in some cases, but the top item shouldn't surprise anyone.
As sequels go, Ghostbusters II is one of the better examples of followups to beloved kids movies. Released five years after the original, Ghostbusters II arrived in the summer of 1989 -- 25 years ago today, in fact -- reuniting the quartet of ghost battling scientists.
Believe it or not, it's been about 30 years since Bill Murray, Dan Akyroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson took up shop in a former New York City firehouse to form a company that involves the extermination of ghosts. Ivan Reitman's Ghostbusters first came to U.S. theaters on June 8, 1984, and cemented its place in comedy history. This is an anniversary worth celebrating, and the folks at Columbia Pictures are doing their part to provide a way to do so.
If you missed the first Parental Guidance, basically, the idea for the column came from me wanting to spend more time with my oldest daughter. I concocted a plan to make my 15 year old daughter, Allie, watch movies of my choice. Thankfully, she was all for it.
The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, of course, is a reference to Ghostbusters' brilliant climax in which the god of destruction, Gozer the Gozerian, takes the form of whatever is on the minds of the titular team. While the Ghostbusters try and clear their minds of all thought, that plan doesn't work out too well for Dan Aykroyd's Ray Stantz
Harold Ramis' death has likely left many of us feeling a mixture of sadness and fond amusement as we grieve but also remember some of his best work in comedy. For those of us who grew up believing that regular scientists could achieve superhero status with the right equipment on their backs, Ramis' face may be best associated with his role as Egon Spengler
Who you gonna call? If you answered anything but "Ghostbusters," then you apparently don’t experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic. But your toy room (or appropriated toy shelf) may be under duress from a spook, spirit or ghost, so you’ll definitely need to pick up the upcoming 30th anniversary set of LEGO Ghostbusters blasting its way into stores this summer.
What are the petition launcher’s looking for? The group, called Ghostbusters Fans, is lobbying for Sony to sell them the movie prop (and its requisite parts) so that they can restore “her” to “the condition she was seen in the silver screen in 1989.”
You can put this story in the “Well I didn’t see this coming” file. Director Bradley Bjornstad has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary about the never-before-seen original version of Ghostbusters 2, and a possible re-release of the film in its unedited form.