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Yesterday we heard some plot details for Paul Feig’s upcoming all-female Ghostbusters remake, and now the latest round of Sony leaks has given us some insight into Ivan Reitman’s original plans for Ghostbusters III, which stem from an email last year from the director, which was sent to Sony co-chariman Amy Pascal and concerned the second draft of the script.
Titled Ghostbusters: Alive Again, the film would have focussed on Ray (Dan Aykroyd), Egon (Harold Ramis) and Winston (Ernie Hudson) passing the torch to a younger team of Ghostbusters which included ‘Chris’, the son of Bill Murray’s Peter Venkman (who is assumed to be Oscar, Venkman’s son with Sigourney Weaver’s Dana Barrett).
For the role of Chris, Reitman said that he had met with Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses) and Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) but stated that he was “unsure” about the casting. »
- Gary Collinson
Before Paul Feig came around to reboot the Ghostbusters franchise for a new generation and launch a whole new franchise, there was a direct sequel to the original films that was in development for years. That project will never happen at this point, but some details have surfaced on what that sequel would have entailed.
Screenwriter Etan Cohen (Men In Black 3) completed a second Ghostbusters 3 draft. The film's producer, Ivan Reitman, who was attached to direct the film at the time, sent an email to Sony Pictures Chairman Amy Pascal that contained the second draft, and it reveals the title of the movie and his plan for the cast.
There's not much revealed about the plot, but it would have centered on Ray Stanz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) passing the franchise off to a younger generation of Ghostbusters. Sadly, a month after this email was sent, »
- Joey Paur
Paul Feig has become the latest individual to be wrapped up in the Sony hacking scandal that has gone from being amusing to depressingly serious in a heartbeat. But the amicable filmmaker shouldn.t be too alarmed because his leak revolves around a potential plot for Ghostbusters 3 and it couldn.t be more perfect. At this point it should be noted that we have no idea if Paul Feig.s hacked plot is still in the pipeline. But, if you.re super excited about Ghostbusters 3 and don.t want it to be potentially ruined for you, it.s probably best if you stop reading now. Are they gone? Good. I never liked them anyway. So what does Paul Feig have in store for the third installment to the Ghostbusters franchise? Well, according to Vulture, Paul Feig says Ghostbusters 3 is a reboot, not a sequel. It will also »
Over the last week, it’s become common knowledge that every hot actress in Hollywood would be just fine with taking a role in Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot. Amid all the excitement over who might be starring though, there’s been very little attention paid to what they’ll actually be doing in the movie. In another batch of leaked e-mails from the Sony hack, Feig’s direct correspondence with studio head Amy Pascal have revealed story specifics for his intended reinvention.
In case some or any of the following makes its way into the finished movie, we recommend looking away now if you don’t want to read any Potential Spoilers.
First of all, Feig strongly reiterates that his version will be a reboot and Not a sequel, slated to exist in a world where humans are as-yet unaware that ghosts actually exist. His vision is said »
- Gem Seddon
More information now from the Sony Hack as Vulture have given us some plot details for Paul Feig’s all-female reboot to Ghostbusters. Warning – could contain spoilers.
“Humans aren’t afraid of no ghosts, he says, because they haven’t met them yet. He says his film will be ‘scarier and more hi-tech’ than the original Ghostbusters: The villain will be a convicted murderer, ideally played by Peter Dinklage, who turns into a ghost after his execution is hit by ‘a supercharged electrical storm.’ This gives him the power to raise an army of other ghosts, which could be made up of famous villains throughout history. It’s like Night at the Museum! »
- Luke Owen
Are you curious to know more about what Paul Feig is planning with his Ghostbusters reboot? Well, we have some new Spoiler filled details from Vulture about what the story will entail.
The information comes from an email sent to Sony chief Amy Pascal, and in it Feig throws out a bunch of ideas for the story. Some of those idea include the team's origin story, the villain, and a part that Cecily Strong might play.
As we previously learned, the movie will center around an all-female Ghostbusters team, and it is going to be a complete reboot starting from scratch and not a sequel. The site goes on to give us the following information:
Humans aren't afraid of no ghosts, he says, because they haven't met them yet. He says his film will be "scarier and more hi-tech" than the original Ghostbusters: The villain will be a convicted murderer, »
- Joey Paur
Another day, another insight pulled out of the e-mails hacked over at Sony Pictures. Today, courtesy of Vulture, we're getting a look at what director Paul Feig may have in mind for his Ghosbusters reboot. We're venturing into *Spoiler* territory here, since it's possible that some- or all- of this will end up in the final film.
Feig's e-mails, where he spitballs ideas for Ghostbusters tells us this:
It will be a from-scratch reboot that won't be linked to the original filmsThe Ghosbusters team will work for the government, though in a shadow capacity since the government refuses to acknowledge the existence of ghostsIt's set in a world where there's never been ghosts, which makes this event that unleashes them a big dealSpeaking of unleashing, the plot goes like this: A convicted murdered is sentenced to death. When his execution on an electric chair becomes super-charged on account of a massive electrical storm, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Director Paul Feig has been emailing Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal about "Ghostbusters 3." And now, because of the hack, we have an idea of what to expect from the new movie, which Feig says will be a reboot. Possible Spoilers Ahead: In the film, humans aren't afraid of ghosts, because ghosts don't exist. But when a convicted murderer turns into a ghost after his execution is hit by "a supercharged electrical storm," the murderer is given the power to raise an army of ghosts, which could be made up of famous villains throughout history. These ghosts will have to face the Ghostbusters, "four very different women" who must "figure out in funny, scary and action-packed ways how to save New York City and the world." The Ghostbusters will work for the Us government, but because ghosts don't exist, the government will continually disavow their relationship. Feig wants Cecily Strong to play the team's bureaucratic nemesis, »
A little earlier today, we heard about plans for a possible Ghostbusters spinoff which would star Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: Retaliation). However, another leaked set of emails - this time between Sony boss Amy Pascal and Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig - reveal a ton of new details about the planned reboot featuring a female team of Ghostbusters. According to Vulture, humans know nothing about ghosts in this world because they haven't made their presence felt as of yet. It's when the movie's villain (a convicted murderer the director envisions being played by Peter Dinklage) is turned into a ghost after his electric chair execution is hit by what they call "a supercharged electrical storm" that things change because he gains the ability to raise an army of ghosts, many of whom could be well-known historical "villains". As you might imagine, this leads to »
Some leaked Sony emails are racist, some leaked Sony emails are hilarious, and some leaked Sony emails contain delightful plans for the upcoming all-female Ghostbusters reboot. This one from Paul Feig is the third kind. In an email to Sony chief Amy Pascal, Feig spitballs a bunch of ideas for the film, including the team's origin story, the movie's villain, and what role Cecily Strong might play. (Here's where we put the spoiler warning just in case any of these things end up in the actual movie.)In the email, Feig explains the film is a reboot, not a sequel — humans aren't afraid of no ghosts, he says, because they haven't met them yet. He says his film will be "scarier and more hi-tech" than the original Ghostbusters: The villain will be a convicted murderer, ideally played by Peter Dinklage, who turns into a ghost after his execution is hit »
- Nate Jones
Last week, leaked emails from the Sony hack revealed that actresses such as Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, Amy Schumer and Lizzy Caplan have all expressed interest in starring in the studio's all-female reboot of Ghostbusters. Today, more emails have leaked that reveal Sony is also working on a spinoff that will star Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt. Both actors worked together on the indie comedy 10 Years, which Channing Tatum also produced as a starring vehile for his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum. Here's an excerpt of Channing Tatum's email to Sony's Amy Pascal, where he compares the project to Batman Begins.
"Let us show the world The DarkSide and let us fight it with all the glory and epicness of a Huge Batman Begins Movie. I know we can make this a huge franchise. Fun adventure craziness. Come Oonnnn!!!"
The next day, Sony's production president Hannah Minghella sent an »
We’ve known for some time that Sony is prepping an all-female Ghostbusters reboot, with the likes of Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy and Jennifer Lawrence in contention to don the famous proton packs for director Paul Feig. But according to leaked emails from the company, this isn’t the only film that’s in the mix at Sony, who are reportedly planning a spinoff movie that would star Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum.
Billed as a separate film entirely, the proposal is much more than just an off-kilter notion, as Hannah Minghella — Columbia Pictures’ co-president of production — proved in a message to some fellow executives.
So… in a curious turn of events – the Russos and Channing want to develop Ghostbusters as a vehicle for Channing and Chris Pratt to do together…The Russos, Channing and Reid have been brainstorming ideas and want to create a whole new mythology that would »
- Michael Briers
Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is currently developing an all-female Ghostbusters reboot for Sony Pictures, and it seems like most fans of the franchise aren't too excited about it. I do have some interesting news that might spark some interest in you, though. Channing Tatum is looking to do a spin-off of this new reboot that would star himself and Chris Pratt, which is something I would actually like to see!
According to emails that the Daily Beast has gone through, Tatum pitched Sony executives on the idea. This is what he had to say about the franchise as a whole:
“Let us show the world The DarkSide and let us fight it with all the glory and epicness of a Huge Batman Begins Movie. I know we can make this a huge franchise. Fun adventure craziness. Come Oonnnn!!!”
I have to say, I love Tatum's enthusiasm. It seems like he »
- Joey Paur
Sony doesn.t have a ton of valuable properties on which it can build a franchise. Spider-Man is struggling (as we have documented on the site), and movies like Men In Black have run their course. The studio has a ton of faith in Paul Feig.s Ghostbusters, but new emails revealed by the infamous Sony hack suggest that the studio is thinking much bigger than just an all-female relaunching of the cherished comedy series. The Daily Beast continues to mine material out of countless Sony emails, and this time unearths a series of conversations between Channing Tatum and Sony Chair Amy Pascal about the 21 Jump Street star kick-starting a Ghostbusters spinoff with himself and Chris Pratt in the leads. In a cryptic email sent by Tatum, the actor asks: Let us show the world The DarkSide and let us fight it with all the glory and epicness of a »
Now before you get all confused, let's just reiterate the fact that Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is working on a reboot of Ghosbusters with The Heat writer Katie Dippold, and it will have an all-female cast of paranormal investigators this time. So how is it possible that these three male stars could end up busting ghosts? Well, there's two very different prospects here. First of all, Sony Pictures wants Ryan Gosling to take a role in their developing Sinister Six (though who knows if that will even get off the ground), but the Crazy Stupid Love and Gangster Squad star has expressed interest in the Ghostbusters reboot instead. The Daily Beast has been sifting through e-mails acquired from the ongoing hack of Sony Pictures, and one e-mail from Amy Pascal to Michael De Luca (co-president of production) indicates that Gosling's manager is interested in the one key male role that will be in Ghostbusters. »
- Ethan Anderton
Who you gonna call? Not just Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Rebel Wilson & co, apparently. After years of false starts, Sony's development of a third "Ghostbusters" movie took a new lease of life this year, as "Freaks & Geeks" and "Bridesmaids" mastermind Paul Feig signed on to develop a new reboot of the seminal '80s supernatural comedy that would focus on a team of female "Ghostbusters." Almost every comedy-minded actress in Hollywood has expressed interest, with reports in recent days that the likes of Stone and Lawrence are being targeted by Feig for the project, while Ryan Gosling is said to be interested in playing the male lead. But Gosling might not be the only A-list dude to be slapping on a backpack, as The Daily Beast's picking at the bones of the Sony leak have revealed that there might be a second "Ghostbusters" project on the way. The idea comes, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Ryan Gosling has kept a pretty low profile lately, but that could change soon as he is being considered for two major projects. Sony reportedly wants him for Sinister Six, while Gosling himself is interested in Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters reboot. If he signs on for the latter he may join Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence, […]
The post Ryan Gosling Wanted for ‘Sinister Six’, But He Wants to Be a ‘Ghostbuster’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
While Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) looks to relaunch Ghostbusters with an all-female reboot, it seems that Sony is already considering expanding the franchise with a spin-off produced by Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: Civil War) which would reunite 10 Years stars Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt. The news comes via The Daily Beast, who has uncovered an email from Hannah Minghella, co-president of production at Columbia, which was sent to Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal and reads:
“So… in a curious turn of events – the Russos and Channing want to develop Ghostbusters as a vehicle for Channing and Chris Pratt to do together. The Russos, Channing and Reid have been brainstorming ideas and want to create a whole new mythology that would support multiple movies (the way that Nolan reinvented Batman). To be clear – the Russos want to produce (not direct) and while Channing and Chris are looking for a movie to »
- Gary Collinson
Director Paul Feig is currently working on his female-led Ghostbusters reboot for Sony, which we know from recent leaked emails could feature Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, Lizzy Caplan or even Ryan Gosling. Though, that might not be the only Ghostbusters film in Sony's pipeline. According to emails that The Daily Beast has viewed, Channing Tatum ("21 Jump Street") pitched Sony executives on a Ghostbusters film that would be a spinoff of Feig's. Tatum wants to star in it, alongside his 10 Years co-star, Chris Pratt ("Jurassic World"). An email from Tatum to Pascal concerning Ghostbusters dated August 21 says, “Let us show the world The DarkSide and let us fight it with all the glory and epicness of a Huge Batman Begins Movie. I know we can make this a huge franchise. Fun adventure craziness. Come Oonnnn!!!” The next day, Hannah Minghella, co-president of production for Columbia Pictures, sent »
The Sony Pictures hack has already revealed that the top five contenders for the female leads in Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot are Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, Lizzy Caplan and Jennifer Lawrence - but now new details are surfacing about the availabilities for male actors in the project. According to reports, there is one big role in the movie for someone with an Xy chromosome, and weirdly enough it's possible that Ryan Gosling could be the one who winds up playing it. This information has come to light thanks to a new article from The Daily Beast, which has had access to emails from Sony executives about Ryan Gosling's potential future with the studio. Thanks to a conversation between Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Ilene Feldman, Gosling' manager, the site has learned that Gosling and Pascal really hit it off during a recent meeting »
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