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Netflix has acquired world distribution rights to “Manson Family Vacation,” a comedy produced by the Duplass brothers, Variety has learned.
The film, which premiered at SXSW on Monday night to good reviews, tells the story of two brothers (played by Jay Duplass and Linas Phillips) who embark on a road trip to the site of the Manson Family murders.
J. Davis wrote and directed the movie.
The acquisition is the latest in the streaming service’s aggressive push in feature films. Over the weekend, Netflix closed the first big deal at SXSW — picking up the buzzy relationship drama “6 Years,” which it plans to release later this year. Two weeks ago, Netflix also landed Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation,” and it announced a four-movie deal with the Duplass brothers in January. Adam Sandler has begun production on “Ridiculous 6,” co-starring Taylor Lautner, Whitney Cummings and Dan Aykroyd, for Netflix as »
- Ramin Setoodeh
How could you not love My Girl, the 1991 hit tale of friendship, romance and tragedy with that great cast? The story is set during the summer of 1972 and centers on Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chulumsky), an 11 year old tomboy. Her dad (Dan Aykroyd) is an undertaker and she lives in a funeral parlor. Her mom died during childbirth and her gramma (Ann Nelson) is losing her mind. When makeup artist Shelly (Jamie Leigh Curtis) starts working with her dad, they become close and eventually fall in love. Vada is jealous of her step-mother to be, but she has a best friend, the adorable Thomas J (Macaulay Culkin) who understands her and she can talk to him about anything. The most unbearable thing for Vada would be losing him, so she is absolutely distraught when tragedy strikes!
I saw My Girl when it was new and have not revisited it until I »
- Tom Stockman
Tonight at 12:01 a.m. Pacific, "Community" will become the latest cultish show canceled by a traditional TV network to live again via a streaming service — and the first of its kind to migrate over to Yahoo Screen, which will be debuting the rest of this sixth season every Monday night/Tuesday morning at this time(*). (*) There are two episodes tonight, then one a week going forward. So long as I have advance screeners, as well as time in which to do it, I'll be running episode reviews about a half hour (or, tonight, hour) after the episodes go live on Yahoo, for those of you who are up at that time of night (or in a more favorable time zone) to watch it. This is the latest improbable behind-the-scenes development in a series that has seen more than its fair share, including the firing and later re-hiring of creator Dan Harmon, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Director Paul Feig is currently at SXSW this weekend, where he is premiering his latest Melissa McCarthy comedy Spy this Sunday. He took some time out to address the hatred and vitriol that has been aimed at his all-female Ghostbusters reboot since it was announced earlier this year. He also addressed the just announced Channing Tatum spinoff, which will essentially be Ghostbusters 4.
Variety caught up with Paul Feig at the Austin based music and arts festival. He admits that he was shocked by some of the anti-woman remarks made once his Ghostbusters cast was officially announced. And he also has a keen response to anyone who has claimed that he is single-handedly murdering their childhood. He says:
"The Internet is really funny - I love it, but I hate it at the same time. The first wave when you make an announcement like that is overwhelmingly positive. Everyone's so happy and you're like, »
Poor ol’ Paul Feig. Ever since announcing that he was rebooting Ghostbusters with an all-female cast, it has been met with nothing but negativity. Although the original cast have got behind the idea, he has yet to win over a lot of the Ghostbusters fan-base.
“The Internet is really funny – I love it, but I hate it at the same time,” Feig told Variety while promoting his new movie Spy, which stars future Ghostbuster Melissa McCarthy. “The first wave when you make an announcement like that is overwhelmingly positive. Everyone’s so happy and you’re like, This is great. Then comes the second wave and you’re like, Oh my God. Some of the most vile, misogynistic s**t I’ve ever seen in my life.”
“The biggest thing I’ve heard for the last four months is, ‘Thanks for ruining my childhood.’ It’s going to be on my tombstone when I die, »
- Luke Owen
Dan Aykroyd, co-creator of "Ghostbusters" and producer Ivan Reitman will be part of "Ghost Corps", a new Sony-based production company to oversee more "Ghostbusters" features, that in addition to Paul Feig's upcoming female reboot, will also include a male-led feature written by Drew Pearce ("Iron Man 3") and directed by The Russo Brothers ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier"), starring Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt:
"We want to expand the 'Ghostbusters' universe in ways that will include different films, TV shows, merchandise, all things that are part of modern filmed entertainment," said Reitman.
"This is a branded entertainment, a scary supernatural premise mixed with comedy. Paul Feig’s film will be the first version of that, shooting in June to come out in July, 2016.
"He’s got four of the funniest women in the world, and there will be other surprises to come.
"The second film has »
- Michael Stevens
So what if there's already a female Ghostbusters movie in the works? Sony is planning to broaden the franchise by adding a second reboot. It would be a "counterpart" to Paul Feig's upcoming comedy, which stars an all-female cast. The production company has formed a smaller company called Ghostcorps, which includes members and original Ghostbusters director and star Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd. Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) will write the film, and Channing Tatum and his partners Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan will produce. According to Deadline, Tatum may play one of the Ghostbusters, but it's not confirmed yet. Stay tuned for more information! »
New Ghostbusters Films Will Crossover In Shared Universe. Sony Pictures Ghostbusters franchise will take place in a Marvel style shared universe with companion films following the debut of the Paul Feig directed Ghostubsters movie in 2016. Sony has formed a production company called Ghostcorps (headed by Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman) which will operate with [...]
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- Victor Stiff
If Paul Feig's upcoming all female Ghostbusters reboot isn't enough for you, Sony has announced plans to develop a "shared universe" of sorts out of the franchise, and are developing a different Ghostbusters movie with Channing Tatum set to star and Joe & Anthony Russo at the helm. Come inside to learn more about the movie and Sony's overall plan.
I have some thoughts on this development...but I think I'll save those for after the news part here. The word comes from Deadline, who reports that Sony is actively developing a larger Ghostbusters franchise that will be a counter-part to Paul Feig's upcoming reboot. This new Ghostbusters film will be more along the lines of the Ghostbusters 3 that Dan Akroyd was wanting, and will star Channing Tatum, because Sony can't get enough of him.
Sony Pictures is broadening the Ghostbusters franchise and the first order of business »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
In an apparent sign that boys and girls can never share, Sony has announced plans to stage an all-male "Ghostbusters" reboot in addition to its upcoming all-female flick.
In an interview with Deadline, original "Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman revealed the studio's plans to form a production company focusing exclusively on furthering the 'busters brand -- and that includes a brand-new movie with an all-male cast, much like the first two films. Reitman said that Ghostcorps (the name of the new company) is something he and Dan Aykroyd dreamed up when the first flick hit theaters in 1984, and was in development as recently as last fall with former Sony chief Amy Pascal, who's since been replaced as studio head and is now producing Paul Feig's all-female reboot.
- Katie Roberts
According to Deadline, in addition to the all-female "Ghostbusters" movie with the all-female comedy all-stars, Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd are planning a slew of future proton-pack-filled movies, including an all-male reboot.
Channing Tatum is reportedly attached as one of the film's producers and could star in the film.
Read: All-Female: 'Ghostbusters' Cast To Include McCarthy, Wiig, McKinnon & Jones
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Access Hollywood)
Brand expansion, folks. You heard producer Ivan Reitman say yesterday, “We want to expand the ‘Ghostbusters’ universe in ways that will include different films, TV shows, merchandise, all things that are part of modern filmed entertainment.” And he'll be doing just that via the company Ghost Corps with Dan Aykroyd, which is set up on the Sony lot. “This is a branded entertainment, a scary supernatural premise mixed with comedy,” says Reitman. We know that means two “Ghostbusters” films are on the way: a female-centric installment directed by Paul Feig, and as announced yesterday, a male-focused edition that Channing Tatum will produce (may also star in), and will be directed by The Russo Brothers (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”). But apparently there’s more, and this may be what Reitman meant when he said “and there will be other surprises to come.” According to a report from Bad Ass Digest, »
- Edward Davis
After years of attempting to get a new "Ghostbusters" off the ground, it was eventually revealed that Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) will direct an all-female version, starring Kristen Wiig and Mellisa McCarthy. It's set to hit theaters on July 22nd, 2016. But now comes word that Sony Pictures is also moving forward with an entirely separate "Ghostbusters" film that has "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" helmers Joe and Anthony Russo on board to direct from a script by Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3). It was also just revealed that Channing Tatum will likely star. The actor has been developing the project with Dan Aykroyd. "This is a branded entertainment, a scary supernatural premise mixed with comedy," said producer Ivan Reitman. "Paul Feig's film will be the first version of that, shooting in June to come out in July, 2016. He's got four of the funniest women in the world, and there will be other surprises to come. »
The news broke last night that Sony had put together a “Ghostbusters Brain Trust” that would develop all Ghostbusters movies moving forward. The plan? To create a shared universe, similar to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.
The Brain Trust includes Aykroyd, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II director Ivan Reitman, Channing Tatum (22 Jump Street), Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) and The Russo Brothers (Captain America: The Winter Soldier). This ties into the news last week that The Russo Brothers had been signed by Sony to work on four new movies.
- Luke Owen
While news of an all-female Ghostbusters came as a surprise to many, it’s now a double whammy of fright as Sony announce a further male-centric sequel.
The studio has launched Ghostcorps, run by original director/star combo Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, and the sister (or should that be brother?) project is intended to be more action-oriented in nature. Hence the reported drafting of Marvel talents Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) to helm and script respectively.
A better title might be Ghostcoup, due to what appears to be a case of cold zombie feet over the Kristen Wiig-starrer. The juiciest detail here could be the involvement of Channing Tatum, who is apparently in on the production side, but also wanted to star.
The new development is part of a long-held desire by Reitman and Aykroyd to expand the franchise into another movie series, »
- Steve Palace
Like the Ghostbusters team themselves, Reitman and Aykroyd have assembled a powerhouse crew to create their project. They've tapped directors Joe and Anthony Russo -- who helmed Captain America: The Winter Soldier -- as well as Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce to pen the screenplay.
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The film is being developed as a companion project to Feig's production.
It was announced »
So the all-lady Ghostbusters film that Paul Feig is directing hasn't scratched the itch after all. Sony Pictures is still planning on a new Ghostbusters movie, with Ivan Reitman—who directed the 1984 original and its 1989 sequel—onboard to produce with an assist from Channing Tatum's production company, Free Association. Joe and Anthony Russo, the brothers who helmed Captain America: The Winter Soldier, are attached to direct and producer, while Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce is penning the screenplay. Moreover, Reitman and original star Dan Aykroyd are setting up a new shingle called Ghostcorps on the Sony lot to both make this film and then, if all goes accordingly, expand the »
The idea of cinematic universes is spreading faster and faster. Sony, unbowed by the problems it has faced spinning a wider web around Spider-Man, has decided that Ghostbusters is the next best target for expansion. And the studio has a big team working on the idea for movies beyond Paul Feig’s current female-driven film, with Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Russo brothers, Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce, and Channing Tatum all attached in various capacities to pump out new Ghost-catching cine-product.Feig’s take on the franchise – with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Cecily Strong set to star – will still be first out of the gate next year, acting as a sort of beachhead for what Sony and co. hope will follow. And the new production company, Ghostcorps, is set to oversee other films, TV and merchandise spun from »
While Paul Feig preps his Ghostbusters film starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones with a July 22, 2016 release date already set, Deadline brings word Sony has yet another new Ghostbusters movie in the works, this one with Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: Civil War) directing, Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Mission: Impossible 5) writing and Channing Tatum producing and, most likely, going to star. Feig's film will begin production in June to meet that July release date as Sony is setting up the Ghostcorps production house with Ghostbusters architects Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd on hand to, as Deadline puts it, "scare up branding opportunities based on the 1984 comedy classic." As of now Tatum is, technically, only attached to produce, but hope is for him to play one of the new ghost-busting leads. Tatum, however, has been mentioned alongside the Ghostbusters franchise before (as have the »
- Brad Brevet
[Brightcove "4102232039001" "" "" "auto"] Can't wait for the all-female Ghostbusters? Well, there's even more Ghostbusters news to be excited about. Dan Aykroyd and director Ivan Reitman have reconnected to form Ghost Corps, a production company that will develop a new comedy set in the Ghostbusters universe, Deadline reports. And even better news - Channing Tatum is producing and could be starring in the project, which will be a male-centric version of the Ghostbusters reboot starring Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones and directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids). "We want to expand the Ghostbusters universe in ways that will include different films, »
- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, @sheilabot
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