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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
There’s been so much said about Paul Feig’s reboot of Ghostbusters that it’s kind of exhausting to keep writing about it. Yet each week is home to more tasty tidbits. This week is no different. In an interview with THR,… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
Even though next year’s reboot of Ghostbusters will see an all female team slinging on the proton packs in a story completely unrelated to the original, it hasn’t stopped a whole host of familiar face, namely Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts, to make their way to Paul Feig’s set to film some brief cameo. But one name is missing from that list: Rick Moranis, who turned his back on acting to raise his children after his wife, Anne, died of Breast Cancer in 1991 (his last movie was 1997’s Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves). There has been huge outcry for him to appear and the whole gang to get back together (but no talk of William Atherton. Just saying), and he has been approached to appear. So what says the one time Louis Tully? Well, no it turns out. In a rare interview with The Hollywood Reporter, »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Rick Moranis fans, rejoice! Well, maybe not just yet, but there’s hope for the future. The 62-year-old actor, known for his splendid work in Parenthood, Ghostbusters, Spaceballs, Little Shop of Horrors, My Blue Heaven, Streets of Fire, and Strange Brew, isn’t opposed to coming out of retirement. But don’t expect to see a Rick Moranis Ghostbusters cameo in Paul Feig’s […]
- Jack Giroux
Memo to Rick Moranis: If you make it, they will come. The 62-year-old actor, who starred in the original Ghostbusters and its 1989 sequel (as well as in many other family mega-favorites), gave a super-classy answer as to why he has no interest in making an appearance in Paul Feig's reboot starring all ladies as the busters in question, and Twitter immediately came alive with the sounds of Moranis fans' mixed reactions—some applause, some tears, some tearful applause. "I hope it's terrific," he told The Hollywood Reporter in a new interview. "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 Canadian-born »
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
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, »
Rick Moranis unofficially retired nearly two decades ago, after his wife died of breast cancer in 1997, and he made the career switch from actor to stay-at-home single parent. Now the '80s star says he's ready for a comeback but doesn't want it to involve Ghostbusters (he played accountant Louis Tully in the original franchise). On opting out of a cameo in Paul Feig's reboot, Moranis tells The Hollywood Reporter, "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?" Instead, he'd rather wait until something "comes along that piques my interest" and forces him out of his 18-year hiatus from onscreen acting (he has done some voice work in the interim), something he says started out as "a break, which turned into a longer break." Until then, he says he'll just »
- Dee Lockett
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
In a rare interview, the 1980s comedy star spoke with THR and says that despite reports he's not retired and is very picky about which projects he's involved in. He was reportedly stunned by the outcry over his absence in the new film, but explains to the trade why he turned down an offer to appear in a walk-on role:
"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 actor took a eighteen-year hiatus from acting after his wife, Ann, died from breast cancer in 1997. He focused on raising his kids, but now they've grown he's thinking about stepping back in front of the »
- Garth Franklin
This article contains lots and lots of spoilers for Under The Lake.
Under The Lake may not be the Dalek-filled continuity fest of the last couple of weeks, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t set our geek senses tingling. Here’s everything we were able to spot, from the obvious references to the slightly tenuous connections, from this week’s episode...
Under The Lake is a perfect example of what’s commonly referred to as a ‘base under siege’ story. These were a staple of the classic series, particularly during the Patrick Troughton era, not least because they meant the ever-stretched production team could save on the set budget. The first proper base-under-siege tale was William Hartnell’s final story, The Tenth Planet, »
Ivan Reitman, director of the original film, is said to be part of the production team involved in the third remake of the cult comedy
The live action reboot will be heading to cinemas next summer, but there are already rumours of a third Ghostbusters offering. Variety and the Hollywood Reporter suggest Sony wants to follow up Paul Feig’s female-fronted reworking, which stars Bridesmaids’ Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig alongside Saturday Night Live alumni Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, with a version put together at its Sony Pictures Animation division.
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- Ben Child
As if a new Ghostbusters reboot isn't enough, Sony is set on making the property into a big franchise, and they've revealed they're working with the original movie director on an animated feature film. Come inside to learn more.
We've known for a while now that Sony has been thinking of ways to develop Ghostbusters into it's own "universe" of films, kicking off with the all female reboot next year. There's been talking of another male lead team movie with Channing Tatum and Christ Pratt, but now we have word on another project; an animated movie. The Wrap broke the news:
In advance of Paul Feig‘s upcoming live-action reboot, Sony is expanding its planned “Ghostbusters” universe by putting an animated “Ghostbusters” movie into development at Sony Pictures Animation, TheWrap has learned.
The studio will soon begin hearing takes from writers, and insiders suggest that the story will be told »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
To capitalize on the Stay Puft–sized success of the original 1984 Ghostbusters, an animated spin-off, The Real Ghostbusters, was created two years later; it ran on TV for seven seasons in the late '80s and early '90s. Now, presumably to capitalize on the projected [insert name of giant character from upcoming movie] success of Paul Feig's reboot, that idea has been resurrected: Variety reports that Sony is developing an animated Ghostbusters film. Like an apparition, the project is presently hazy and indistinct — it's unclear whether the animated film would follow Feig's "four funny women," or be brand-new 'busters. Either way, Variety notes, "it's likely the film will follow the famous group as they fight supernatural forces" — sad news for anyone who hoped the movie would be a My Dinner With Andre–style dinner conversation. »
- Nate Jones
How close are we to actually having a Ghostbusters Cinematic Universe? Reports vary. We know, for certain, that we are getting one feature film released in 2016 that will be directed by Paul Feig and star four hysterical women in the lead roles. Beyond that, there have been various statements leading us down mysterious avenues. Here.s the latest. The Wrap cites studio "insiders" in its report that Sony is moving ahead with an animated Ghostbusters feature that will follow on the heels of Feig.s live-action reboot. The trade says that Sony is ready to begin hearing pitches from various writers, and the source even suggests that the story will be told from a ghost.s point of view. Ivan Reitman, the original Ghostbusters director, will produce this animated version. There.s no mention of a possible director in the story. This isn.t the first time we have seen »
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
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