BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
In the event that you were worried about Paul Feig ruining another part of your childhood (and we’re not talking about his Ghostbusters reboot), have no fear. The Bridesmaids helmer is producing The Peanuts Movie for director Steve Martino, and he assures us that we won’t be having a repeat of Space Jam.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
What happens when you turn Melissa McCarthy into a secret agent? Pretty much exactly what you’re envisioning in your head right now. After much talk, the first trailer for Spy, the comedienne’s new movie with her Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig, has landed online in both a family friendly green-band trailer and a not-so appropriate red-band version.
Among the rumors and the hacked e-mails, it is now finally confirmed that Melissa McCarthy is seriously in the running to star in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot.
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.
A leaked plot for Ghostbusters 3 is so perfect we should all start praying now that it will still happen.
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.
Amidst the chaos that has formed from the Sony hacking scandal some interesting information has been leaked that drops some big names for the casting of Ghostbusters 3.
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.
We know that Bill Murray is all for a female Ghostbusters movie. And we now know that Ernie Hudson’s kind of opposed. I can’t wait for Dan Aykroyd to comment on the new film. His is the next shoe to drop.
Right after The Heat hit, the team got together on an idea for a sequel, and Katie Dippold actually went the distance in writing a screenplay for it. Done deal, right? Not according to Paul Feig.
If they are starting over from scratch with a screenplay, it might take some time. But it all sounds official. What do you think?
Now, some people are opposed to Ghostbusters 3 out a sheer distaste for reboots and sequels, especially long-delayed ones that have the original cast avoiding them like the plague. That I totally understand. But others have a specific brand of rage about this latest news, and it's sinister.
Paul Feig has been on a bit of a roll in the last few years. While his foray into feature filmmaking was the poorly-received Unaccompanied Minors, in 2011 he silenced all critics with the hit Bridesmaids. Not only was that movie a blockbuster success - pulling in $288 million globally on a reported $32.5 million budget - he followed it up with The Heat, which performed on the same high level (making $229 million on a $43 million budget).
Big musical numbers aren’t what we’ve come to expect from Feig, who has spent most of his career directing movies heavy with funny dialogue and situation-based comedy, but his movies have gotten bigger in scope over the last few years, and this spot makes me wonder if he could tackle a comedy musical that could grab parts of the audience that usually doesn’t go for such things.
Comediennes Jamie Denbo and Jessica Chaffin play loudmouths Beth and Gina respectively, and brought a world of wild improvisation to the set that really made an impression on Feig, who'd previously worked with the pair on their Showtime pilot Ronna & Beverly back in 2012.