Ghostbusters fans always seem to be on a bit of an emotional roller coaster when it comes to news about the franchise preparing to mount another comeback, I know this because I am one. For every The Real Ghostbusters we get, an Extreme Ghostbusters comes along. I would mention the 2016 Paul Feig directed film but I fear for many it is still a touchy subject. Projects suddenly appear and then fade out like an ethereal phantom in the wind… ectoplasm in rain… *dramatic pause*
Well fans, please remember to keep your hands inside the cart at all times ’cause this roller coaster is about to get going all over agian. Director of the original two films (and producer of the 2016 reboot,) Ivan Reitman, teased a few Ghostbusters related tidbits at San Diego Comic-Con this year, (more…)
Sony tried to reintroduce The Ghostbusters with the all-female lead reboot in 2016. It came. It saw. It got its asked kicked. The film got panned by critics and audiences alike (and that’s putting it gently). Regardless of the specious online hate for it, and whatever online trolls would have you believe, the film didn’t perform that badly at the the Box Office (hey, some people liked it. Particularly younger audiences). The reboot brought in $229 million worldwide against a production budget of $144 million. It wasn’t the sure-fire runaway hit that Sony thought it would be but it wasn’t a dramatic loss either. Still, the less than stellar numbers did put the viability of the brand in question. Will there be a sequel? What’s next for the brand?
Creator and custodian Ivan Reitman seems to be all puppies and rainbows when it comes to the future of Ghostbusters. According to him, there is action on an animated movie, and there are multiple live-action films in development, as well as some development in VR gaming. (more…)
You’ll recall that this past summer’s Ghostbusters movie opened with the company logo “Ghost Corps”, which featured the Ghostbusters logo and signaled the idea that where there was one Ghostbusters movie, there will be more. That notion seemed somewhat dismissed with the less than stellar box office and fan reaction to the Paul Feig film, and apropos Feig himself said last week that there are no further Ghostbusters films in the works. But hold on, says the man that launched this whole Ghostbusters thing in the first place, just because there may be no further films following up on Feig’s doesn’t mean there will be no further Ghostbusters movies. (more…)
It’s hard to think of a movie that’s more controversial this summer than Paul Feig‘s all-female reboot of Ghostbusters. The film has been dogged by criticisms, both legitimate and illegitimate, as people seem prepossessed to make sure that this film is cast in as negative a light as possible. Many people have been voices of reason saying let’s wait and see how good the movie is before deciding we hate it, but for those that have an absolute, vitriolic, negative reaction to the new Ghostbusters, Ivan Reitman, director of the original film, fells your pain, and understands it. (more…)
After denying an initial report, Sony representatives are now confirming that a new Ghostbusters animated movie is being put into development. According to The Wrap, the animated feature will debut after Paul Feig’s upcoming live-action reboot film. The studio will soon begin fielding pitches from writers , but a few key “main ideas” have been tossed around already – read on to learn more!
Another big cameo has just been announced by Ghostbusters director Paul Feig. He decided to go ahead and announce Sigourney Weaver‘s cameo to beat the “leakers” to the punch. While Feig has said that he regrets these cameos being leaked and would rather have them be surprises for Ghostbuster fans, apparently he’s tired of the leaks and wanted to beat them at their own game. (more…)
Talk of Ghostbusters III was one of those things would spring up from time to time. It was always in some form of development, it was always just around the corner in terms of being ready for production, and it was always a sure thing that all the key players would be back in the roles they were known and loved for. And then it was 25 years later, and Paul Feig started putting together his all-ladies Ghostbusters. Still, because “shared universe” is the phrase of the day, there continues to be rumors of more Ghostbusters movies either involving a new group of men, or the surviving original actors. But one of the key people involved, Ivan Reitman himself, has said that right now, there is only one Ghostbusters in the works. (more…)
There used to be a time that the question “who you gonna call?” was a fairly easy one to answer. Hell, some of us even remember the number to call (555-2368)! You knew that if you had a problem with poltergeists and needed someone who was ready to believe, you called Drs. Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, and even trusted the one member of the ‘Busters without a PhD., Winston Zeddmore. Times, they are a-changing, and earlier this year, we learned that a whole new group of Ghostbusters would be heading to the big screen without a Y-chromosome to be found. Last night, it was revealed that the “who you gonna call?” question was getting even tougher to answer, now that it’s been revealed that Sony plans on launching an entire universe around the concept. Today, we have even more details on this otherworldly expansion. (more…)
It was recently announced that the Russo Brothers (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) signed with Sony Pictures. Once finished with Captain America threequel, Captain America: Civil War, it was assumed the dynamic duo would be tackling a new Spider-Man film for Sony. So radically wrong is that assessment. The film that they’re actually being eyed for… is a male counterpart Paul Feig’s female-centric Ghostbusters. Drew Pierce (Iron Man 3) is set to write, with Channing Tatum to produce and co-star. (more…)
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a little tired of seeing ‘Ghostbusters’ stuff in the news. It’s always Dan Aykroyd being batshit crazy, Ernie Hudson totally resisting change or Bill Murray trying to distance himself from any future GB projects. But once in awhile something Ghostbusters-related crosses my desk and it’s a real treat. For example, Entertainment Weekly managed to call up the former cast and have them don familiar apparel for a special reunion issue. It’s cool to see the old crew together actually having a good time. Of course, there’s one very important member missing, but he’s somewhere in the great blue yonder studying the paranormal up close and personal. Now that’s what I call professionalism! Hit the jump for EW’s Ghostbusters-themed cover and reunion pic. (more…)