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‘Poltergeist’ Reboot Moved Up to May 22, ‘Spy’ Back to June 5

19 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox is shuffling its summer release schedule, moving MGM’s reboot of “Poltergeist” forward two months to May 22 and shifting Melissa McCarthy comedy “Spy” back two weeks to June 5.

Poltergeist” is directed by “Monster House” helmer Gil Kenan with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Roy Lee producing. Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris and Rosemarie DeWitt star in the reboot in which a family struggling to make ends meet relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter.

MGM released a trio of “Poltergeist” titles during the ’80s. The first film was produced by Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall and starred Craig T. Nelson and Jobeth Williams as parents terrorized by ghosts who communicate with their youngest daughter through the TV set.

Spy” is directed by Paul Feig with McCarthy portraying a CIA analyst who goes undercover to infiltrate the world of an »

- Dave McNary

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‘Flashman’ Movie in the Works at Fox (Exclusive)

4 March 2015 6:06 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox is going back to the 1830s and is developing “Flashman,” a movie based on the period novels by George MacDonald Fraser and setting it up with Ridley Scott’s Scott Free and Peter Chernin’s Chernin Entertainment.

The series was first published in 1969 and centers on Sir Harry Paget Flashman, who first appeared as the bully in the influential 1857 novel “Tom Brown’s School Days.” The Flashman character appeared in a dozen of Fraser’s novels and was portrayed by Malcolm McDowell in the 1975 film “Royal Flash.” The character is an antihero who often runs from danger but usually winds up being acclaimed as a hero.

Daria Cercek is overseeing the project for the studio.

Chernin is a producer on Fox’s Melissa McCarthy comedy “Spy,” directed by Paul Feig. Scott directed “The Martian,” which stars Matt Damon and opens Nov. 25.

 

 

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- Dave McNary

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Fox Shifts Poltergeist Reboot By Two Months; Now Set To Arrive In May

4 March 2015 3:16 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

20th Century Fox has shuffled around their upcoming summer slate. Now, we’re set to be haunted by those invisible ghosties in Poltergeist two months earlier than scheduled. Also affected by the changes are Melissa McCarthy-Paul Feig comedy, Spy, and John Green adaptation, Paper Towns. The Poltergeist reboot will now land on May 22, the date originally held by Spy, which itself shifts to June 5. Paper Towns, meanwhile, now nabs the July 24 slot that was previously held by Poltergeist.

The reboot of Tobe Hooper’s 1982 original scarefest was developed by producer Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan. A ‘loose’ adaptation the eighties take, this modern day Poltergeist stars Rosemary Dewitt and Sam Rockwell as a married couple whose recent move to a new home comes with its price; they have to share it with ghosts. On top of that, the unseen beasties steal their daughter and begin taunting her parents. »

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'Poltergeist' Remake Will Arrive 2 Months Early

4 March 2015 2:33 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20th Century Fox has bumped up its upcoming Poltergeist remake by nearly two months, moving it from July 24, 2015 to May 22, 2015. The horror reboot will now go up against Disney's Tomorrowland in its new release slot. The studio has also shifted the action comedy Spy from May 22, 2015 to June 5, 2015, where it will face Entourage and Insidious Chapter 3. Finally, 20th Century Fox has pushed Paper Towns from June 5, 2015 to Poltergeist's former date of July 24, 2015, where it will face Pan and Pixels.

Director Gil Kenan's Poltergeist stars Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt as two suburban parents whose home becomes terrorized by an evil spirit. Jared Harris, Nicholas Braun, Jane Adams, Saxon Sharbino, Kennedi Clements, Kyle Catlett and Susan Heyward round out the supporting cast. David Lindsay-Abaire wrote the adapted screenplay, with Sam Raimi producing the thriller.

Spy stars Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a CIA analyst who is forced to go »

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Peanuts Movie Character Posters Online

4 March 2015 7:27 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

So that you don’t forget that there is film starring Charles M. Schulz’s Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts kids coming our way later this year, Fox has released a new set of character posters. Check them out in all their yellow glory below. The film, which bears the somewhat unwieldy title Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie in this country, finds Charlie Brown in typically anxious mode as he embarks on a small-scale quest to find something he believes is truly important to him. Snoopy, meanwhile, has much bigger ambitions, taking to the skies in pursuit of his aerial arch nemesis, The Red Baron. Directed by Ice Age: Continental Drift’s Steve Martino and produced by Paul Feig, the film also features input from Schulz family members Craig and Bryan, with extra script work from Cornelius Uliano. It’s been crafted using the latest CG tech, »

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"I don't feel like a sci-fi icon" Sigourney Weaver on Alien, Ghostbusters, Avatar

4 March 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ever since she faced down the slobbering Xenomorph in Ridley Scott's 1979 space horror Alien, Sigourney Weaver has been cemented as a science fiction icon in the minds of movie fans.

In the years since, she reprised her role as Alien's Ellen Ripley on three separate occasions, starred in a pair of Ghostbusters movies and featured in genre trailblazer Avatar (the highest grossing film of all time).

Weaver's CV is also full of many more great sci-fi roles, including the villain in Paul, cult comedy Galaxy Quest and this week's robocomedy Chappie.

Digital Spy sat down with Weaver to talk through how she feels about being seen as a sci-fi icon, the marathon shoot for Avatar 2, 3 and 4, and the offer she made to Paul Feig to appear in Ghostbusters 3.

Chappie opens in cinemas on March 6.

Watch Weaver and director Neill Blomkamp discuss their new Alien film below: »

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SXSW 2015 Preview: Remember the Ladies

2 March 2015 9:30 AM, PST | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

After covering SXSW for the past several years, I felt a sort of aimlessness upon seeing the slate of films this time, like maybe I should shake things up as far as my viewing selections go. In the past year I've tried to watch more films made by women, even starting a feminist film club with a couple friends. Why shouldn't I try to carry that focus into SXSW?

So I am aiming to see films at SXSW 2015 made by female filmmakers, or based on work by women screenwriters. Spy, directed and written by Paul Feig, is the only film in my schedule that doesn't follow my rule, but I really want to see it at the Paramount!

I am also a little over-excited to hear directors Ava DuVernay (Selma, Middle of Nowhere) and Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights, Love & Basketball) speak at the conference.

Here are some of the »

- Elizabeth Stoddard

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Ghostbusters reboot is inspired by The Walking Dead, says Paul Feig

26 February 2015 3:19 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Paul Feig has revealed that his Ghostbusters reboot is "inspired" in part by The Walking Dead.

The director told The Walking Dead's spinoff show Talking Dead that he wants his version of Ghostbusters to be truly frightening.

"I will say, I was very inspired by [The Walking Dead]," Feig told Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick.

"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."

Feig's upcoming movie will star Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon as a new group of Ghostbusters.

For & Against: Are you onboard for the all-female Ghostbusters?

The quartet of new Ghostbusters recently posed together »

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'Chappie's' Sigourney Weaver thinks the new 'Ghostbusters' is 'awesome'

25 February 2015 4:34 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

New York - Sigourney Weaver's long and illustrious career has allowed her the opportunity to work with some of the greatest directors of all-time.  Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David Fincher, Ang Lee, Roman Polanski, Mike Nichols and Peter Weir, just to name a few.  A number of those filmmakers have excelled in breaking down the conventions of science fiction in a number of modern day classics she's been lucky to be a part of (or, perhaps they were lucky to have her?) As Weaver notes, "it's a pretty short list" and therefore surprise then that she chose to appear in Neill Blomkamp's latest endeavor, "Chappie." "I must say, once I saw 'District 9' I thought, 'God, I'd love to work with this guy.'  To see a science fiction film that was set in the future, an amazing future, but also dealt with so many immediate »

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Paul Feig says his Ghostbusters reboot is inspired by The Walking Dead

25 February 2015 8:31 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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.

While on The Talking Dead on AMC, the Bridesmaids director talked about what inspirations he was taking for his all-female vision of Ghostbusters.

“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.”

See Also: Dan Aykroyd still wants to make Ghostbusters 3; is “very happy” with »

- Luke Owen

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Paul Feig's Ghostbusters Reboot Will Be Inspired By... The Walking Dead?

25 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

AMC's The Walking Dead is by far one of the most gruesome, bleak, intense, and -- it must be said -- humourless shows currently on TV; and it'll apparently be influencing Paul Feig's upcoming reboot (and he confirms that it will be a 100% reboot) of beloved horror comedy, Ghostbusters. The Bridesmaids director was a guest on The Talking Dead immediately following Sunday's episode, and when quizzed about whether he'd have any brain-eaters in the movie or not, he revealed that the zombie survival series would inspire his take on the '80s classic. "I will say, I was very inspired by this show. 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 »

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New scarier Ghostbusters movie inspired by The Walking Dead

25 February 2015 1:59 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

‘I really feed off The Walking Dead,’ says Paul Feig, director of the female-fronted spook-slaying reboot, who confirms film will be more frightening than Ivan Reitman’s original

The director of the forthcoming female-fronted Ghostbusters reboot, Paul Feig, has revealed his take is partly-inspired by ultra-gory cult favourite zombie TV series The Walking Dead.

Speaking on an episode of the Us show’s recap companion series Talking Dead, Feig said he wanted to bring some of the “scariness” and “gauntlet run elements” of The Walking Dead to the new film. His comments have not been interpreted as signalling that the new movie will switch from ghosts to zombies, or adopt the highly popular show’s fondness for blood and guts.

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Phil Lord And Chris Miller Won’t Direct ‘The Lego Movie’ Sequel, But A Director From ‘Community’ Will

24 February 2015 3:45 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Lego Movie” directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have the Midas touch that everyone wants. They revitalized the “21 Jump Street” franchise when everyone thought it was a joke as a big-screen movie, and they also turned the aforementioned toy brand into a genuine, multi-million-dollar franchise that is spawning its own empire. Lord and Miller are so successful, should they have wanted it, we’d likely see a “Ghostbusters” movie come out next summer directed by them instead of Paul Feig (they turned it down). However, whether they would direct “The Lego Movie” sequel was up in the air. Asked about it earlier this year, they sounded doubtful. “I don’t think so,” they told Empire, without definitely ruling it out. “We’re writing the sequel right now and obviously producing all the other ones. There’s a challenge to make each one feel like its own thing. Part of »

- Edward Davis

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Failed TV pilots that paved the way for breakout hits

24 February 2015 2:32 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Had these pilots been given the green light, we might have been without Breaking Bad, 24, Hannibal, Community and more…

It’s not all grumble and moan round here when TV networks decline to pick up pilots. Sometimes, we’re even grateful.

Hindsight teaches that every so often, passing on a particular show is the best thing a channel could have done. Not ordering one pilot to series spurs its creators on to start another, and frees up its cast to join new projects.

Had the failures below all thrived, there’s a chance we could now be living in a world with no Breaking Bad, Hannibal, or even South Park. Had these pilots gone on to enjoy healthy, lengthy lives, then Jack Bauer, Oberyn Martell, Chandler Bing and more might all be unrecognisable today.

Here then, are the TV pilots we’re grateful weren’t taken to series because their »

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Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters Reboot Will Take Inspiration From The Walking Dead

24 February 2015 12:42 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot is poised to completely redefine the spooky franchise. Drafting in an all-female cast and a new story, it will include several subtle nods to the original series, but for the most part it’s expected to emerge as a standalone movie. Now, in addition to those cheeky winks, it seems Feig’s enjoyment of a certain undead serial may also play an influential role.

During his appearance on the cleverly titled The Talking Dead (via Screen Crush) – a companion show to AMC’s popular zombie drama, The Walking Dead – Feig brought up the affect that the series has had on his creative process:

“I will say, I was very inspired by this show. 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 »

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'Ghostbusters' Reboot Is Inspired by 'The Walking Dead'

24 February 2015 11:49 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Shortly after Paul Feig was announced to take over the Ghostbusters reboot, the director revealed back in October that he wants it to be "really scary," with another unconfirmed report from December hinting that it he may even aim for an R rating. With production slated to begin later this year, there is still much we don't know about the project, except that it will star Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. On Sunday night, Paul Feig appeared on AMC's Talking Dead, where he revealed that the hit zombie series The Walking Dead is inspiring his Ghostbusters reboot.

"I will say, I was very inspired by this show. 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 »

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'Ghostbusters' Reboot Is Inspired by 'The Walking Dead'

24 February 2015 11:49 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Shortly after Paul Feig was announced to take over the Ghostbusters reboot, the director revealed back in October that he wants it to be "really scary," with another unconfirmed report from December hinting that it he may even aim for an R rating. With production slated to begin later this year, there is still much we don't know about the project, except that it will star Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. On Sunday night, Paul Feig appeared on AMC's Talking Dead, where he revealed that the hit zombie series The Walking Dead is inspiring his Ghostbusters reboot.

"I will say, I was very inspired by this show. 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 »

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Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Will Be Inspired By ‘The Walking Dead’

24 February 2015 10:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The all-female cast won’t be the only thing distinguishing the Ghostbusters reboot from the original Ghostbusters movies. It’ll also be taking inspiration from an unusual source. During an appearance on AMC’s The Talking Dead, director Paul Feig revealed that The Walking Dead would be an influence on the new film. Well, he did promise his Ghostbusters […]

The post Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Will Be Inspired By ‘The Walking Dead’ appeared first on /Film. »

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Sony Replaces Amy Pascal with Ex-Fox Exec Tom Rothman

24 February 2015 10:19 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton has wasted no time in picking a high-powered replacement for departing Amy Pascal. Ex-Fox executive Tom Rothman is now the next Chairman of Spe’s Motion Picture Group. After Rothman left Fox Filmed Entertainment, where he ran the movie studio for over a decade (2000-2012) with current chairman Jim Gianopulos, Pascal brought him to Sony as Chairman of TriStar Productions in late 2013; where he has already assembled an impressive slate. Bob Zemeckis's feature on Philippe Petit, "The Walk," starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is heading for awards season release. Rothman will now be charged with managing some heavy hitter talent: not only Pascal, (who he worked with in the late 80s at Columbia), who will be producing Paul Feig's women-targeted "Ghostbusters" reboot and the latest "Spider-Man" in league with Marvel, but ex-Warner Bros. »

- Anne Thompson

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Paul Feig wants to bring an element from The Walking Dead to Ghostbusters

24 February 2015 8:45 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Paul Feig certainly has an uphill battle when it comes to his upcoming Ghostbusters flick and I'm not sure if the following news is going to help him any, but here it is anyway. You Walking Dead fans are probably familiar with The Talking Dead, the show taking place immediately after the latest Walking Dead episodes to discuss what has transpired, and Paul Feig was the latest guest. When pressed if there would ever be any zombies featured in his Ghostbusters flick, he did share some »

- Sean Wist

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