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The actress, who starred as Dana Barrett in the 1984 original and its 1989 sequel, quipped that she would appear in the film as long as she could play the famous green ghost.
"He said, 'We'd love to have you in it'. I said, 'Well, only if I can play Slimer'. He said he didn't think that would work out."
Speaking about the reboot, Weaver said: "I'm such a huge fan of all those women and I can't wait to see what they do with it.
"I think the main thing that we all want is for »
"What I love is how they play with the danger, they play with the scariness, but also the idea that it's always about gauntlet run.
"And that's something, an element I want to bring to this Ghostbusters reboot is having to get through these various obstacles that are supernatural and all that. I really feed off of The Walking Dead."
For & Against: Are you onboard for the all-female Ghostbusters?
The quartet of new Ghostbusters recently posed together »
We’ve already heard that Paul Feig has compared his Ghostbusters reboot to Night at the Museum, and today we’ve got a new comparison piece. And this one seems a bit more fitting of Ghostbusters than the Ben Stiller vehicle.
“I will say, I was very inspired by [The Walking Dead],” Feig said. “What I love is how they play with the danger, they play with the scariness, but also the idea that it’s always about gauntlet run. And that’s something, an element I want to bring to this Ghostbusters reboot is having to get through these various obstacles that are supernatural and all that. I really feed off of The Walking Dead.”
- Luke Owen
Director Paul Feig ("Bridesmaids") recently confirmed to AMC's "Talking Dead" host Chris Hardwick, that "Walking Dead" -like 'zombies' will be a big influence in Sony's upcoming all-female "Ghostbusters" reboot.
"I really feed off "The Walking Dead", said Feig.
"What I love is how they play with the danger, they play with the scariness, but also the idea that it's always about gauntlet run. And that's something, an element I want to bring to this 'Ghostbusters' reboot is having to get through these various obstacles that are supernatural and all that..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Ghostbusters"...
- Michael Stevens
Ah, the sweet sound of success! Even more relevant in this movie article is the sweet movement of success. Thus, Shake A Tail Feather: Top Ten Dance Moments in the Movies will highlight some of the top-notch dance steps where moving your feet to the music is essential. Now this does not have to necessary be exclusive to musical-oriented films or dance-related flicks but hey…it could not hurt either, right?
Nevertheless folks, how about we take a free-wheeling look at some of the selections that were memorable (some more than others) spotlighted here in Shake A Tail Feather: Top Ten Dance Moments in the Movies were your finger-snapping, feet-stomping urges overcome you. Perhaps you have your brand of acceptable dance moments not included in this group? Well, let your thoughts be known if you feel compelled to do so. In the meantime, sit back and check out some of »
- Frank Ochieng
Eddie Murphy was a miracle. Today, there is an industry around the show that is designed to be a sort of star-making assembly line, and I think many of the people who have used the show as a springboard to other things deserve that success completely. But when Eddie Murphy made his debut on the show in 1980, "Saturday Night Live" wasn't even guaranteed a spot on TV for much longer. After all, the original cast was gone by that point. The new cast, including Denny Dillon, Gilbert Gottfried, Charles Rocket, Ann Risley, and Joe Piscopo, seemed like a poor replacement for the likes of Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, and Bill Murray. I was a ten year old nascent comedy nerd, and for me, it was mystifying to see something that had been the absolute center of the comedy universe suddenly drop completely out of relevance. Everything about that »
- Drew McWeeny
Welcome back to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: one of our greatest comedians is hot for our greatest sci-fi/horror franchise, Fox raises the ire of fanboys with its apparently-infuriating adaptation of a Neil Gaiman comic book series and Dan Aykroyd isn't letting certain failure keep him from pushing for another "conventional" "Ghostbusters" sequel. See below for the full roundup. #1 Louis C.K. wants in on this "Alien" business The Emmy-winning comedian not only wants to star in the Neill Blomkamp-directed sequel (see below), he'd like to "die in a terrible way," as Sigourney Weaver related on Wednesday's episode of "Jimmy Fallon." If this happens, he's totally the new Paul Reiser. #2 Neill Blomkamp is directing the next "Alien" movie It's official! The director of one very good film and »
- Chris Eggertsen
There was always that kid in school whose gum would drop out of his mouth, into the dirt, and he would pick it up, dust it off, pop it back in and go, “it’s still good.” Or, to give a more current example of desperation and denial, there’s that episode of “The Simpsons” where Homer has the spit roast pig and it’s fired through the air, through mud, dirt, garbage etc. and poor old Homer insists it’ll still be ok to eat. Dan Aykroyd is a little bit like that. Sure, a “Ghostbusters” movie is going forward and he’s happy about it, but in many ways, it’s not his “Ghostbusters” movie at all. For four or five years now, Aykroyd and a slew of different writers tried to write “Ghostbusters 3.” They did in fact several versions of it, Etan Cohen came on board to write a draft, »
- Edward Davis
When the official word came down to the cast of Paul Feig's all-female Ghostbusters film, fans of the original movies wept for the end of their beloved horror-comedy franchise. After false starts for twenty-six years, it seemed the Ivan Reitman-directed series would end after two films. But, if the ever hopeful Dan Aykroyd is right, all hope may not be lost for Ghostbusters 3. During an interview on Sirius Xm radio, Akyroyd indicated that there are still plans for a direct sequel to the »
- Alex Maidy
The Oscars are less than 96 hours away, so you only have a limited amount of time to brag about your insane knowledge of Academy Awards history. Ready for a brutal 21-question foray into Oscar's grisly past? Let's roll. (We give you the questions on the first page. Jot down your responses, then check the answers, along with the accompanying questions, on the next page. The videos embedded here aren't related to the questions. They're just fun!) 1. What ‘90s Best Actor winner gave the shortest onscreen performance ever nominated (and therefore awarded) in that category? This is measured by total minutes and seconds spent onscreen. 2. The first (and so far only) black female nominee in the Best Original Screenplay category was a co-writer of what biopic released in the 1970s? 3. From 1937 to 1945, the Academy guaranteed nominations in one particular category to any studio that submitted a qualifiable entry. What was the category? »
- Louis Virtel
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. Sitting down with SiriusXM studios, Aykroyd talked about everything Ghostbusters, including the fate of his version for Ghostbusters 3. As quoted by The Interrobang, he said: Oh I.ve written. well, we have.I.ve written, well, there.s three drafts of the old concept that exists. And we.re going to be able to salvage some of it and use it. Yeah, we.re gonna be able to use it some day. Let.s get this one made and that will reinvigorate the franchise and then we »
February is known as a sweeps month of major events, with the Super Bowl, Grammys and Oscars annually making life difficult for the competition on their respective Sundays. This year, NBC filled out the month’s other Sunday very nicely, as its “Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special” delivered near-Grammy numbers itself and almost single-handedly carried the network to a weekly victory in young adults.
The Peacock was running fourth in the 18-49 demo until Sunday night’s special but ended up winning with a 2.1 rating, followed by ABC (1.7), CBS and Fox (both 1.5) Univision and TNT (both 1.0), according to Nielsen estimates for the Feb. 9-15 frame. CBS rolled in total viewers, this time by about 1.5 million over runner-up NBC (9.3 million vs. 7.8 million).
The first full week of the February sweep, meanwhile, saw some strong performances in syndication (see below), with “Wendy Williams” and “Dish Nation” setting series highs and several entertainment magazines hit season bests. »
- Rick Kissell
And we have forty years to look at. As you might have seen, SNL is turning forty this weekend, and what better way to celebrate than to get the whole gang back together and make it a night that will go down in the history books? Anyone who’s anyone is going to the reunion (well, that is anyone besides Eddie Murphy of course) and it’s sure to bring back everything that made the show what it is today.
So here we look at some of the best sketches that has ever graced our eyes thanks to Lorne Michael’s marvelous show filler for Johnny Carson. (That’s right- the whole reason the show exists is because Carson wanted »
- Catherina Gioino
We heard from original Ghostbusters co-writer and star Dan Aykroyd yesterday about his thoughts on Paul Feig’s reboot, praising it for empowering women. But while it looked like the long-gestating Ghostbusters 3 was over due to the announcement of the reboot, Dan Aykroyd has other plans.
“There’s three drafts of the old concept that exists,” Aykroyd told Interro Bang (via /Film). “And we’re going to be able to salvage some of it and use it. Yeah, we’re gonna be able to use it some day. Let’s get this one made and that will reinvigorate the franchise and then we’ll go on to maybe doing a more conventional third sequel as we were planning and another idea I have for it.”
Akyroyd spoke late last year about the possibility of treating the Ghostbusters series like Marvel does with its interconnecting universe. But what does he »
- Luke Owen
Production starts later this year on Paul Feig's brand new Ghostbusters movie, that's going to be headlined - as you probably know - by Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. Sony opted for this reboot of sorts instead of the long-in-gestation Ghostbusters 3, and Feig's movie will arrive in July 2016.
However, Dan Aykroyd, who had been working for some time on developing the Ghostbusters 3 project, is holding the door open to getting the old gang together again. "There's three drafts of the old concept that exists", he told Sirius Xm. "And we're going to be able to salvage some of it and use it".
Lest you think that he's simply talking about using that material and amalgamating it into an unrelated project, Aykroyd continued. "We're going to be able to use it some day. »
Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, Get On Up gives a fearless look inside the music, moves, and moods of James Brown (Boseman), taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.
In addition to the standard Blu-ray and DVD releases, Zavvi has announced that a limited edition steelbook Blu-ray will be available.
–Full Song Performances (Out of Sight, Steal Away (Steal Away to Jesus))
–Extended Song Performances
–Long Journey to the Screen
–Chadwick Boseman: »
- Scott J. Davis
For the past 25 years Dan Aykroyd, co-creator, writer and star of the original 1984 Ghostbusters and its 1989 sequel Ghostbusters 2, has been trying to get the sequel Ghostbusters 3 off the ground. The script went through plenty of rewrites as Sony flailed at moving forward on the project. That all changed when it was finally announced director Paul Feig would be taking over the project. His Ghostbusters would be a true reboot with an all-female cast. None of the original characters would even exist in this new universe, and it promises to be much scarier than the original. Dan Aykroyd thinks that's grand. But the comedy legend also believes that a true Ghostbusters 3 may still happen sometime in the near future.
You have to give Dan Aykroyd credit: no one has had more faith in the continuation of the Ghostbusters franchise than him. He’s talked about it, off and on, for years, even when we all laughed, even when we told him he was crazy and even when we begged him to stop. Now that the reboot has been announced, with a cast, a script, and a director in place, one might expect that Aykroyd would be satisfied and we would hear no more about his Ghostbusters III script. Well, how wrong we were.
Apparently, Aykroyd still has hopes that his ideas from previous drafts will get incorporated into this new franchise. He had an awful lot to say on on Unmasked with Ron Bennington on Sirius Xm (via /Film), and here are some of the more pertinent quotes:
Oh I’ve written… well, we have…I’ve written, well, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
New Ghostbusters cast pictured together for the first time
In Defence Of... Ghostbusters 2
Speaking to Sirius Xm, Aykroyd said that he still has plans to develop another movie in a similar mould to the original Ghostbusters films.
"There's three drafts of the old concept that exists. And we're going to be able to salvage some of it and use it," Aykroyd said.
"We're going to be able to use it some day. Let's get this one made and that will reinvigorate the franchise and then we'll go on to maybe doing a more conventional third sequel as we were planning and another idea I have for it. »
Even though Ghostbusters 3 has been in development for years, the forthcoming revival of the classic paranormal comedy franchise is coming in the form of a reboot from The Heat director Paul Feig and the film's writer Katie Dippold. And as we already know, this time our four main characters will be female, played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. However, just because Columbia Pictures decided to go in another direction to bring back Ghostbusters, that doesn't mean we won't see another iteration, because Dan Aykroyd still has hopes to utilize his gestating ideas too. Aykroyd recently appeared on the Sirius Xm program "Unmasked with Ron Bennington," and when the topic turned to Ghostbusters, the franchise's creator, writer and star praised Feig's script and new approach to the series. But he also doesn't think that his ideas are dead in the water for more Ghostbusters adventures. »
- Ethan Anderton
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