They ain’t afraid of no ghosts, but it looks like the makers of the 2016 Ghostbusters movie reboot may be afraid of a sequel. The film’s director Paul Feig admitted in an interview with Den of Geek that a Ghostbusters sequel is currently looking rather unlikely to happen. The movie didn’t exactly do horrendously at the worldwide box office, with figures in the multi-millions, but apparently Sony had expected it to do better, requiring the film to reach a total of $300 million to actually make up for production costs – which it did not do.
When all is said and done, it all comes down to money in Hollywood. If a film makes money then someone will want to keep it going. Just look at the Resident Evil franchise, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone that would rate that franchise as a critical success, but it rakes in the cash at the box office and manages its production budget so in the end, the films make investors money and we all know, money talks. Now we come to Paul Fieg‘s Ghostbusters, certainly the most controversial movie of the year. THR is reporting that the production will lose up to $70 Million while Sony disputes that figure citing some pretty weak after market income sources. If nothing else, the poor showing puts that promised sequel into a precarious position for Sony executives. (more…)
Nerd Bastards recently put up its review of Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, offered up via writer Adam Donaldson. It was headed with a title Sorry Haters – Ghostbusters Might Actually Be Good and followed by a review that was not without criticism, but ultimately laid out how Ghostbusters was a better movie than anyone might have given it credit for going in. It was a fair and honest take. At least that’s what we thought and intended. However, something rather unexpected happened, something that’s been tagged on our pages and social media comment sections with this review and any positive postings leading up to it. A singular common comment in various form from a variety of users which goes a little something like this, “Nerd Bastards, did you get paid by Sony?” It’s just not us getting harpooned with such wild presumptions, every single one of our distinguished competitors who posted a favorable review has also had a small to medium amount of commenters making the same accusation and assertions. Uh, what in the holy hell people? That’s not how this works, that’s not how any of this works. (more…)
Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is not a film most fans of the property want or even asked for. Its a new film for a new generation, which has been getting a flood of complaints and hate all around. Fans are very much against it, for reasons such as poor casting and flat comedy. The biggest lamentation, though, is that this new movie has no connection with the original 2 Ghosbusters, it’s a reboot in every conceivable way. This has been a kick in the groin to those who have been publicly demanding a Ghostbusters 3 since the late 80s. And there were many attempts, many scripts and what not to see a 3rd film made. However, creators and cast could come together and agree on a final product. This is what lead to this updated version coming from Paul Feig and Sony Pictures. Now with Harold Ramis gone and Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson being up there in age, an actual Ghostbusters 3 is likely to never happen. But…we can see what a 3rd film could have looked like, thanks to the wonders of technology and the efforts of one fan. (more…)
Director Paul Feig has pulled out all the stops when it comes to updating the iconic theme song of the Ghostbusters franchise. Fall Out Boy along with the talented Missy Elliot took on this update, which feels more like a tribute, using much of the original song and lyrics. Missy Elliot has proven she can make anything better (Remember the Superbowl Half Time show?), and she does it here. Give it a listen a couple of times before you run gather your pitchfork and torches. (more…)
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… and mass hysteria is headed your way as the casts from the 1984 original and the 2016 reboot Ghostbusters will appear on stage together on Jimmy Kimmel Live to celebrate Ghostbusters Day on June 8th. “The Internet is gonna blow up, blow up real good,” as Big Jim McBob (Joe Flaherty) and Billy SOl Hurok (John Candy) would say on SCTV’s Farm Film Celebrity Blow–Up. It’s the 32nd anniversary of the release of the first film. Which cast members will be on stage when the two streams cross?
Yeah… yeah. Everyone is getting tired of hearing about Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters reboot, but like it or not, it is news in the Nerdy world of news. This time around there’s a new television clip from across the pond that reveals a big cameo for the movie. We won’t talk about which original Ghostbusters character cameo is revealed until after the jump, so if you don’t want to know, don’t click. Consider that your spoiler warning. (more…)
There’s been so much criticism of the new Ghostbusters movie, some of it justified and some of it not-so justified, but for those in the former category, the refrain has been let’s wait and see what the finished film looks like before casting final judgement. Well, one person has seen the movie, and they are casting a positive judgment saying that the movies is great, “brilliant” even! Of course, the person saying that is Dan Aykroyd, the co-star and co-screenwriter of the other Ghostbusters films. In his completely unbiased point of view (because he has absolutely no stake in the film’s success at all) you’re gonna love Paul Feig‘s movie! (more…)
It has not been a good start for the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters. Criticism has come from every angle and has attacked almost every second of the two trailers released so far. Director Paul Feig has gone on record asking fans to give the new movie a chance, to try not to put the original on a pedestal and to let the talent of the modern era have their chance to tell this classic sci fi comedy story. (more…)
The reboot of Ghostbusters featuring an all-female cast has been a point of contention ever since Sony Pictures announced plans to bring the hit 1984 film into the 21st century. Many fans of the original 80’s Ghostbusters starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Rick Moranis, question as to why attempt to reboot a film that was beautifully and cleverly created by Ivan Reitman. Others are chiming in by comparing the 80’s version with this latest. There are even a small group of misogynistic individuals attacking the movie for making the four lead characters women. Regardless where it comes from, the fact is director Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, arriving in theaters on July 15th, is not getting the press it would like prior to its release. Enter Sony domestic marketing President Dwight Caines. (more…)