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Canadian comic says he was not interested in ‘one day’ of shooting for Paul Feig’s female-fronted remake, but declares himself ready to work for the right role
Original cast members Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts have all joined the cast of Paul Feig’s film, which will star Bridesmaids’ Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy alongside Saturday Night Live alumni Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon as the new quartet. Murray, who played parapsychologist Peter Venkman in the 1984 cult comedy and its 1989 sequel, will reportedly portray a professional supernatural debunker who stands in opposition to the new team, while the other cast members have either cameo or unspecified roles.
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- Ben Child
Rick Moranis, who played Louis Tully in the '80s classics, has revealed that he turned down the chance to cameo in the comedy blockbuster.
"I hope it's terrific," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?"
The Honey, I Shrunk the Kids star added that, despite an 18-year absence from the screen, he hasn't retired from acting. Instead, he took a break from Hollywood to raise his two children after his wife passed away in 1991.
"I'm interested in anything that I would find interesting," he said when asked about a comeback. »
Pretty much every actor that starred in the original Ghostbusters movie is returning for at least a cameo in Paul Feig‘s upcoming reboot, including Bill Murray, but one that won’t be appearing is Rick Moranis, who reportedly turned down the chance to appear in the film.
Moranis said no to Feig, and told The Hollywood Reporter why.
“I wish them well. I hope it’s terrific. But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?” He said.
Moranis took an 18-year hiatus from acting after his wife, Ann, died from breast cancer in 1997 to focus on raising his two young children, but according to the interview with the trade paper, is now wanting to return to work.
“I took a break, which turned into a longer break,” he says. “But I’m interested in »
- Paul Heath
This article contains reveals of cameos in the upcoming Ghostbusters movie.
Paul Feig is now in post-production on his much-talked about big screen Ghostbusters revival. This time, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are busting the ghosts, with Chris Hemsworth also on board.
Paul Feig has re-recruited many of the faces from the first two films for cameo roles too. As such, it's thus far been revealed that Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Annie Potts and Dan Aykroyd have all filmed scenes for the new film.
But Rick Moranis has not.
Moranis, who played Louis Tully in the first two films, was offered the chance to return for the new Ghostbusters. But chatting to The Hollywood Reporter, he's revealed while he turned the opportunity down. »
With Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts all returning to Ghostbusters lore in Paul Feig’s upcoming remake, many had hoped that Rick Moranis would follow suit. But speaking in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Moranis has revealed that he in fact turned down the offer.
“I wish them well” states Moranis. “I hope it’s terrific. But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?”
It’s actually rare to hear from Moranis in the press, as he has taken a long break from the industry after his wife Ann died of cancer 1997, instead focusing on his family rather than acting. But he took the opportunity to set the record straight about his “retirement”:
“I took a break, which turned into a longer break,” he continued. “But I »
- Scott J. Davis
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Many successful comedians and comics are incubated in nurturing, yet deeply competitive environments. The various comedy clubs on the East and West coast of the Us spawned many of the post-war titans, such as Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers and George Carlin, bathing them in the blood of occasionally hostile, alcohol-fueled, combative audiences. In the UK, since the 1970’s both the Oxford and Cambridge performing arts groups have produced class-connected troupes and entities as diverse as Monty Python, Fry & Laurie, The It Crowd, Peep Show, and even John Oliver of Last Week Tonight, a solid grounding which would often lead to high profile series and sitcoms on UK terrestrial television.
With most of the original cast signed on to make cameos in the all-female "Ghostbusters" reboot, there is one fan-favorite left off the list: Rick Moranis. The notoriously-private star did a rare interview with The Hollywood Reporter, revealing why he won't be reprising his famous role of Louis Tully in the sequel. "I wish them well. I hope it's terrific. But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago," the 62-year-old actor told the publication of the reboot. Moranis left Hollywood back in 1997, following the death of his wife. He took the time away from the spotlight to raise the couple's two children. Now that his kids are out of the house, the "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" star is considering coming back to the big screen ... if the right project comes his way. "I took a break, »
- tooFab Staff
One by one, the living members of the Ghostbusters original cast have been signing on to take part in Paul Feig's reboot of the franchise for Sony Pictures. After Ghostbusters 3 eventually fell through and the decision was made to shake the dust off the property and put it back into action, there was a lot of wonder if we'd see the likes of Dan Aykroyd or Bill Murray show their faces as a part of... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
While the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot is a complete overhaul on the beloved comedy franchise, most of the main actors involved in the original series – Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver and Ernie Hudson – will appear in new cameo roles. Noticeably absent from that list, however, is Rick Moranis, who played Louis Tully in the original film and its sequel. After it was revealed that Moranis wouldn't appear in the reboot, the uproar over his absence was so vocal that Moranis granted a rare interview to admit that the new Ghostbusters production reached out to him, »
When the highly-anticipated Ghostbusters reboot hits theaters next year, fans will get to see the original stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver in cameo roles, portraying completely different characters. One of the original stars who won't be coming back is Rick Moranis, who hasn't appeared in an on-screen role since 1997's Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. During a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actor debunked rumors that he has retired, adding that Paul Feig offered him a cameo in his Ghostbusters reboot, but he wasn't interested.
"I wish them well. I hope it's terrific. But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago? I took a break, which turned into a longer break. But I'm interested in anything that I would find interesting. I still get the occasional query about a film or television role, »
With Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson all locked down for cameos in Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" reboot —they will be playing new characters, mind you— you'd think that Rick Moranis (aka Louis Tully) would be next in line. It would constitute a special event, considering the actor hasn't been on the big screen in eighteen years, and has spent his time doing voicework and writing instead. But in a new interview with THR, the actor reveals that he turned down an appearance in Feig's upcoming movie. Read More: 'Ghostbusters II' At 25, And 10 Other Seuqels That Stalled & Killed Their Franchises "I wish them well," Moranis said. "I hope it's terrific. But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?" It's a valid point, and he emphasizes that he's become »
- Kevin Jagernauth
When Sean Connery stepped down from the role of 007 after 1971’s “Diamonds Are Forever,” he said he would “never again” play James Bond. Well, he hasn’t played the spy in a canon Bond film since “Diamonds,” but he did return to the role for 1983’s “Never Say Never Again,” which was released in theaters 32 years ago today. The film is not considered part of the canon of the Bond franchise since it wasn’t made by Eon Productions. It was released a mere four months after the canon film “Octopussy," starring Roger Moore — a situation that the media dubbed the “Battle of the Bonds.” Other notable October 7 happenings in pop culture history: • 1950: “The Frank Sinatra Show” premiered on CBS. The musical variety show lasted two seasons. • 1955: Allen Ginsberg read his poem “Howl” for the first time, at the Six Gallery in San Francisco. • 1960: Stanley Kubrick’s “Spartacus” opened in theaters. »
- Emily Rome
Local fiends! The B&B Theatres in Wildwood, Mo is hosting a program called Retro Fright Nights starting this Thursday, October 8th with Young Frankenstein. To celebrate these repertory screenings we have some vouchers to give away!!
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(1974) Respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather’s estate in Transylvania. Arriving at the castle, Dr. Frankenstein soon begins to recreate his grandfather’s experiments with the help of servants Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Teri Garr) and the fearsome Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman). After he creates his own monster (Peter Boyle), new complications ensue with the arrival of the doctor’s fiancée, Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn).
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- Andy Triefenbach
This story first appeared in the Oct. 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. When the new all-female Ghostbusters reboot arrives in theaters next summer, nearly all the living actors from the original 1980s films — Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, et al. — will be doing cameos. But not Rick Moranis, who was offered the chance to appear in a walk-on role but turned it down. "I wish them well," says the 62-year-old comedic legend, who's so stunned by the outcry over his absence in
- Ryan Parker
Heat Vision says that internal discussions are underway at Sony Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation to spawn an animated feature film based on the franchise.
No writers are on board, but it is expected that Ivan Reitman would produce. Feig's film opens next July.
This follows on from reports earlier this year that the studio created a 'Ghost Corps' collective with people like Reitman and Dan Aykroyd exploring ideas of expanding the franchise's cinematic universe with sequels, prequels, spin-offs, standalones and more.
"Ghostbusters" was previously translated into a popular animated series in the late 1980s. »
- Garth Franklin
Next year's Paul Feig-directed "Ghostbusters" is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the franchise reboot. You may have forgotten that earlier this year it was revealed that Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd set up the production shingle Ghost Corps on the Sony lot to develop and oversee everything going on with the property they started. At the time, there was rumors of a big Marvel-style shared universe of movies being worked on, but that has since quieted down to some degree, but the idea are still percolating, and a new one is on the table. Read More: Sigourney Weaver Also Lines Up Role In Pail Feig's 'Ghostbusters' THR reports that an animated feature is in the works, and that's kind of a no-brainer. The franchise has already seen two animated TV shows, "The Real Ghosbusters" and "Extreme Ghostbusters." The former was a more popular success, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
In quite a surprising move, Sony Pictures is planning to bring an animated Ghostbusters movie to screens in the future.
Variety just broke the news and have said that the project has been set-up with Ivan Reitman producing. Reitman, of course, directed the fantastic original film back in 1984.
The project is in its very early stages of development, and there is currently no script or indeed writer attached to write that script as yet, let alone a director or directors. Of course, Paul Feig has his Ghostbusters film starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones set for release next July.
It is not known if the two movies are linked in any way.
Of course, the Ghostbusters property has been taken down the animation route before. »
- Paul Heath
Sony and producer Ivan Reitman appear to be going further with their plans for more Ghostbusters films. With Paul Feig’s take on the story finished shooting and at the editing stage, The Tracking Board has learned that the studio is developing an animated film based on the ghost-hunting gang.No writer or director is attached yet, and the actual eventual content of the film remains locked behind executive doors at Reitman’s Ghost Corps company for now. But the cartoon nature of the film possibly points to the surviving original cast of Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver – who all have cameoed in Feig’s film – returning to their original roles for a movie the studio no doubt helps can lure in a younger crowd.Of course, that depends on whether this turns out to be a new take on the classic story or some new direction. »
Hollywood clearly isn't busy enough with both a female and male (allegedly) Ghostbusters to make, as now there's an animated movie on the way too.
Everything we know so far about the all-female Ghostbusters: Plot spoilers, cast and theme song
No writer or director are attached to the project just yet, while plot details are also unknown at this stage.
This isn't the first Ghostbusters animation. An animated series followed the first film in the '80s.
Is Sony planning a feature length Ghostbusters Animated Movie? TrackingBoard sure seems to think so. This would be the third in a series of new films under the Ghostbusters franchise title, and it's seen as a companion to the other two live-action horror comedies that Sony currently has planned. The 2016 Ghostbusters, which is directed by Paul Feig and stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy has already wrapped. A second new Ghostbusters movie is rumored to star Channing Tatum, though everyone said to be involved has denied its existence.
It is said that the Ghostbusters Animated Movie is being produced by Tom Pollock and Ivan Reitman through their Montecito Picture Company, with Ali Bell and Kristine Belson overseeing for Sony Pictures Animation. The movie will closely follow the story of the 1984 original Ghostbusters. It will bring a team of scientists together in Manhattan who develop new technology used for capturing and containing ghosts. »
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