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It sounds like Ghostbusters 3 is eventually going to happen. It's been a hell of a long road to get to this point, and so much has happened over the years while trying to bring it to the big screen. Shortly after the passing of Harold Ramis, Ivan Reitman stepped down as the director of the film, but stayed on board as a producer. During an interview with SuperHeroHype, Reitman explained why he will not be directing the picture, saying:
“I am very involved. I’m a producer of the film. I wasn’t giving it all up. I suddenly felt that Ghostbusters didn’t necessarily need me as a director, at least I didn’t need to direct Ghostbusters, let me put it that way. Having done the other two and with the passing of Harold and with Bill Murray seeming disinterested being in it, I thought it was »
- Joey Paur
Ivan Reitman has been discussing the status of the long-awaited Ghostbusters 3, and reveals he has met with Paul Feig to discuss the director’s female-centric vision for the franchise. “On the drafts that I’ve been supervising, there’s always been a very important female presence,” says Reitman. “It’s nice to know that Paul is interested in the same thing. I met with him because I’ll be producing whatever the new Ghostbusters is.” “The studio is very interested in it, and certainly Aykroyd and I, and the late Harold Ramis until he...
- George Wales
Work is ongoing on a pair of belated sequels, each of which involves Ivan Reitman to various degrees. In a new chat with Coming Soon, he's given an update on each project.
Reitman stepped down as director of Ghostbusters 3 earlier this year, following the death of Harold Ramis. He confirmed that he's still very much involved as a producer, but said that "I suddenly felt that Ghostbusters didn't necessarily need me as a director, at least I didn't need to direct Ghostbusters, let me put it that way. Having done the other two and with the passing of Harold and with Bill Murray seeming disinterested being in it, I thought it was better for me just to produce it and to make sure we're going to have the quality and style »
For a long time, the original "Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman was attached to direct the in-development third film in the series. Following years of being stuck in development hell, the film finally started to become a reality in recent months.
Just as that happened, Reitman bowed out of the director's chair and was quickly replaced by "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig with talk that an all-female version of the franchise could be in the works.
Reitman, out doing interviews for the DVD & Blu-ray release of his football drama "Draft Day," spoke with Coming Soon this week about why he decided to opt out of returning as director on "Ghostbusters 3":
"I am very involved. I'm a producer of the film. I wasn't giving it all up. I suddenly felt that Ghostbusters didn't necessarily need me as a director, at least I didn't need to direct Ghostbusters, let me put it that way. »
- Garth Franklin
Sony/Columbia’s long-in-development Ghostbusters 3 is one of those projects that, just when we thought it was dead, a fresh round of interest and updates rolls in. With the unfortunate passing of the original 1984 film’s co-star and co-writer Harold Ramis and Bill Murray’s ongoing disinterest in appearing in another sequel, word is that the new film will focus on female Ghostbusters and could be directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids).
Feig is only the latest director said to be in talks to helm Ghostbusters 3, with Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) and Phil Lord and Chris Miller (22 Jump Street) all passing on the project after Ghostbusters I & II director Ivan Reitman formally took himself out of the running to ...
- Anthony Vieira
With Draft Day coming out on Blu-ray/DVD on September 2nd, Collider got on the phone with director Ivan Reitman to talk about why he was drawn to that film and the experience that he had working with Kevin Costner. While we will run the full interview closer to the release date, we did want to share what he had to say about where things are at with Ghostbusters III, and the upcoming 30th anniversary Blu-ray for Ghostbusters I and II, out in September. Sony will also be re-releasing the first Ghostbusters on August 29th in theaters in 4K. During the interview, Reitman said that he’s met with director Paul Feig about doing a version that’s got “a very important female presence,” that the film was initially slowed down by Bill Murray’s reluctance to be involved, that he thinks there’s a great story and a great »
- Christina Radish
s Sony continues its hunt for a director on the long-rumoured Ghostbusters III – with Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig said to be first choice for an all-female reboot – SuperHeroHype caught up with Ivan Reitman for a promotional interview for his latest film Draft Day, during which they discussed his involvement with the third movie in the Ghostbusters franchise.
“I am very involved. I’m a producer of the film,” said Reitman, who directed the original, along with its 1989 sequel Ghostbusters II. “I wasn’t giving it all up. I suddenly felt that Ghostbusters didn’t necessarily need me as a director, at least I didn’t need to direct Ghostbusters, let me put it that way. Having done the other two and with the passing of Harold Ramis and with Bill Murray seeming disinterested being in it, I thought it was better for me just to produce it and to make »
- Gary Collinson
It appears as if we will no longer be getting a Ghostbusters movie continuing the story from the first two instalments as Paul Feig is developing a new story which some claim will reboot the franchise will an all-female cast. In a recent interview with Superhero Hype, Ivan Reitman talked more about why he decided to step away from Ghostbusters 3 and hand the reigns over to someone else. "I am very involved. I’m a producer of the film. I wasn’t giving it all up. I suddenly felt that Ghostbusters didn’t necessarily need me as a director, at least I didn’t need to direct Ghostbusters, let me put it that way. Having done the other two and with the passing of Harold and with Bill Murray seeming disinterested being in it, I thought it was better for me just to produce it and to make sure »
The filmmaker will serve as a producer on the sequel, claiming that the film "didn't necessarily need [him] as a director".
"I am very involved," he told Coming Soon. "I'm a producer of the film. I wasn't giving it all up.
"Having done the other two and with the passing of Harold [Ramis] and with Bill Murray seeming disinterested [in] being in it, I thought it was better for me just to produce it and to make sure we're going to have the quality and style of what is appropriate for another version of that film.
"But the franchise could benefit from somebody else's point of view. I've done it twice before and »
As Stacey Snider gets closer to leaving DreamWorks to take a senior position under 20th Century Fox Film chairman/CEO Jim Gianopulos, questions have been rampant about the role for Tcf production president Emma Watts, who led the studio to its most killer summer in a long time. Gianopulos has answered some of those questions by staking Watts to a new three year deal.
“Emma is a proven and extremely talented production executive who has consistently led her division to great success, most recently through her stellar contributions to our remarkable summer slate,” Gianopulos said. “We look forward to her continuing contributions to our creative achievements in the years ahead.”
Last month, Fox became the first studio to pass $1 billion in domestic box office – and $3 billion worldwide – fueled by The Other Woman, the $730 million global grosser X-Men: Days Of Future Past, and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, the »
- Mike Fleming Jr
News of Robin Williams’ death took the world by surprise on Monday afternoon. Celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their deepest sympathies and memories of the late comedian:
http://t.co/UEtjQ1f2zS— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) August 12, 2014
I can't take the Robin Williams news. I've never cried over someone I've never met but I can't stop »
- Jake Perlman
Fans aren’t happy about the shady Teen Choice Awards’ voting system, Kendall Jenner exhibits major diva behavior, Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are taking their relationship very public and more pop culture news to get you going on this Monday morning.
Organizers of the Teen Choice Awards are dealing with major backlash after voting process is revealed. [Cosmopolitan] Kendall Jenner reportedly tried to skip out on a bill and then threw money at a waitress’ face. Scott Disick part two? [NY Post] Just days after their split, Ramona Singer‘s husband Mario was spotted with his next fling. [People] NFL stars Peyton and Eli Manning rap in a new music video for DirecTV. [Naughty Nice Rob] The full trailer for Nicholas Sparks‘ The Best of Me is here with a signature kissing in the rain scene. [Gossip Cop] Christina Ricci welcomed her first baby boy this weekend. [Babyrazzi] Check out the photos from Kate Upton‘s first modeling gig »
- Taylor Ferber
The Important News You'd think it was human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria, the way everyone is responding to news that Ghostbusters 3 could be a reboot from Paul Feig with all female leads. Oh, there's also going to be a Spider-Man spin-off driven by a female character (maybe Black Cat, seen above). At least Sylvester Stallone might keep the men in work with a couple more Expendables movies. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been moved up, and we learned of nine more DC Comics movies through 2020. Warner Bros. also announced two more Lego Movie sequels this decade. Universal has acquired Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles franchise, so look for a slew of those out soon, too. The next TV show based on a movie will be...
- Christopher Campbell
The calls have been heard loud and clear, both on stage and off at the Oscars or in the annals of the web and at the box office: the world demands more movies with women, about women, by women and for women.
Every week a movie seems to be failing the Bechdel test, and every week a separate movie ends up walking away with the lion’s share at the box office. From hits like Maleficent, The Fault in Our Stars and Lucy to monster franchises like The Hunger Games, the old notion that teenage boys are the ones driving the demand at the movies is rapidly eroding. The Hollywood Reporter pointed out that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy opened to a 44 percent female audience on the film’s opening weekend, the highest share for any Marvel movie to date.
And although they’ve taken their sweet time, Hollywood »
- Brian Welk
Remember that time when Hollywood made a not-particularly-inspired 1995 remake of the Audrey Hepburn film Sabrina, and then destroyed all copies of the classic 1954 original so it could never be seen again? No? Then how about the the time Gus Van Sant did his kind-of-weird-but-okay shot-for-shot homage to Psycho, thus ensuring that every human being born after 1998 would nevermore have knowledge of, nor access to, the Hitchcock original? Doesn’t ring a bell? In that case, you may not be overly panicked, let alone apoplectic, about the prospect of an all-female installment of Ghostbusters — an intriguing possibility floated earlier this week, when it was reported that Sony has discussed just such a project with director Paul Feig. Some people, however, did panic. Never mind that an all-female Ghostbusters would provide a great opportunity for exactly the kind of ensemble comedy that filmgoers of late really seem to like. Never mind that »
- Adam Sternbergh
Over the weekend, a rumor began to circulate that Paul Feig was in talks to reboot Ghostbusters with a mostly female cast. Given the clout the Bridesmaids and The Heat director has amassed in Hollywood these days, it’s certainly possible that this project might come to pass, but we know by now not to get excited for anything Ghostbusters 3–related until we see the yellows of Slimer’s eyes. We’ve been reading about Dan Aykroyd’s attempts to get a third Ghostbusters film made for more than 15 years now; to date — whether due to development hell or a holdout from a certain notable cast member — no such movie exists. The fresh batch of rumors about Ghostbusters 3 and the upcoming 30th-anniversary Blu-ray release of the original inspired Vulture to dig deep into the past and put together this history of the Sisyphean struggle to bring a third installment to the big screen. »
- Brian Feldman
The phrase “total reboot” isn’t exactly an oxymoron, but when applied to the Hollywood practice of dusting off pre-used premises and characters, it’s something of an exaggeration. Poised to join the recycling queue of movies based on movies are a couple of projects propelled by a gender switcheroo: Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is in talks for an all-female retread of 1984’s Ghostbusters, and Sylvester Stallone is working on an Expendables spin-off featuring female operatives, potentially starring — if Stallone gets his way — Sigourney Weaver, and called (really?) The Expendabelles. Whether distaff versions of established franchises are an emerging business model is yet
- Sheri Linden
Summer 2014 may go down as the time when Hollywood finally realized the power of women at the box office. THR reported Aug. 2 that Sony wants to launch a female-led reboot of Ghostbusters from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig. Two days later, the studio said it is targeting 2017 for a woman superhero film set in the Spider-Man universe. Marvel Studios, whose Guardians of the Galaxy lured a 44 percent-female audience on opening weekend (the biggest share of any Marvel film) is said to be close to greenlighting a Black Widow pic for Scarlett Johansson. And The Expendables
- Rebecca Ford
When we heard that Paul Feig was circling the idea of an all-female "Ghostbusters" sequel, we cranked up the Ray Parker Jr. hits and cheered. There's no two ways about it: the most heroic "Ghostbusters" character is a woman. In this episode of The Snap, I tell you why that is and also point out all the women in male-dominated ensembles who also kick ass. Elaine Benes, we've got you covered. And if you dig that, check out all of The Snap's episodes: Ep. #20: Clueless at Comic-Con Ep. #19: The Comic-Con Preview We Need Ep. #18: We Review Every Celebrity Sex Tape Ep. #17: The Biggest Movie Bombs of 2014 Ep. #16: 25 Reasons to Worship Tilda Swinton Ep. #15: The Secrets of 'Transformers' Ep. #14: What to Know About the 2014 World Cup Ep. #13: The 10 Worst Types of Facebook Status Ep. #12: Why Meryl Streep Needs to Join 'Star Wars' Ep. »
- Louis Virtel
There was a time when Sandra Bullock has been a part of a lot of really crappy movies over the years and some pretty big box office under-performers, but in 2009 everything completely changed for her. While All About Steve was another one of the aforementioned duds, she also found huge success in both the romantic comedy The Proposal and the sports drama The Blind Side - her performance in the latter earning her an Academy Award. Since then, both Paul Feig's The Heat and Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity made huge money in theaters. Sandra Bullock is now a proven bankable star - and she has the cash to prove it. Forbes has released their annual list of the highest earning actresses, and this year's calculations revealed Sandra Bullock as number one, "with an estimated $51 million in earnings between June 2013 and June 2014." Gravity obviously had a lot to do with that success, »
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