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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
Two Night Stand, an upcoming romantic comedy, began as a Black List script — penned by Mark Hammer (Skins Us) — that was found by producers Beau Flynn (Hercules), Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), and Sam Englebardt (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For). The first trailer for the film has debuted online, posing an important question to young Brooklynites: “How do you do the walk of shame when you can’t get out the door?”
MTV released the first trailer (above) for Two Night Stand along with the official poster (below). In the film, Annaleigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love) stars as Megan, a twenty-something still reeling from a broken engagement who tries to get back into the dating world by means of a one night stand with Alec (Miles Teller) who she meets online.
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- Molly Freeman
There have been mixed feelings about the prospect of a third entry in the Ghostbusters series for a while now. Casting news, the two decades since the second film, and the recent death of Harold Ramis have all put a bit of a dampener on things. Will busting still make us feel good?
Well, after all these setbacks and hearsay Sony seem to be taking a different tack, as rumour has it that the studio are looking to Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig to helm the threequel and that, like his recent comedy successes, he will oversee an all-female cast of Ghostbusters.
All of the scuttlebutt about a third film has – thankfully – suggested that a new Ghostbusters film wouldn’t see the elderly likes of Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Bill Murray farting around on mobility scooters, putting their backs out when they went to pick up a trap, »
- Tom Baker
Sony/Columbia is reportedly pushing for Ghostbusters 3 to begin filming in early 2015 – meaning, the project might actually happen at long, long last. Filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (22 Jump Street) have confirmed that they were approached to direct the movie, but that they declined the offer. Meanwhile, directorial candidates like Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) have been rumored to oversee the project in recent months, after Ghostbusters I &II director Ivan Reitman formally stepped down.
THR is now reporting that Paul Feig is the front-runner to direct the next Ghostbusters live-action film installment, though the site also cautions that “formal negotiations” have not yet begun between Feig and Sony/Columbia. Feig, over the last few years, has ...
- Sandy Schaefer
"Ghostbusters 3" has gone through so many permutations that it can be hard to keep track of, so we'll try to make this brief. Basically, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis had first envisaged the movie as reteam of all the classic characters, until Bill Murray made it clear he had no interest in coming back. Then long developing sequel then pivoted to be a story about the original Ghostbusters passing the torch to a new generation. Now the story has been tweaked once again, as yet another director — following Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and Ruben Fleischer, who entered the pool after the originally slated Ivan Reitman exited — is eyeing the project. THR reports that "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat" helmer Paul Feig is the frontrunner for the job, even though talks at this point are "casual." But perhaps the more interesting nugget of info is that "Ghostbusters 3" is now being described as a reboot, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
With the long-awaited Ghostbusters threequel seemingly edging towards production (after the best part of two decades of development), it appears that Sony has found a director its gonna call for Ghostbusters III, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) is the frontrunner to take over from Ghosbusters and Ghostbusters II helmer Ivan Reitman.
Reitman was originally attached to direct the film but decided to pass after the death of his friend and star Harold Ramis earlier in the year. Since then a host of directors have been rumoured, including Ruben Fleischer (Zomebieland) and Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), but if this new report is to be believed, Feig is now the studio’s first choice, although negotiations are yet to have taken place.
- Gary Collinson
You thought this story was over, didn’t you? You thought there was no way that Ghostbusters 3 could go ahead, not after the tragic death of Harold Ramis and the total non-involvement of Bill Murray. Well, you’re wrong! We’re all wrong! Dan Aykroyd says that Ghostbusters 3 is going ahead, and no one will ever convince him otherwise!
In an interview with The Today Show (via The Playlist), Aykroyd once more reassured us that Ghostbusters 3 is indeed going forward. Although details continue to be scant (when were they ever not?), Aykroyd did inform anyone who would listen that there are plans to start shooting in the spring, and that “it should be good.” Should it, Dan?
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Here's he goes again. When Dan Aykroyd showed up on “The Today Show” this week to discuss his new film “Get On Up,” talk of course eventually turned to the "Ghostbusters" series, and in particular "Ghostbusters 3." Never one to miss a moment to ensure everyone that the movie is happening (remember when he predicted two more movies?) or talk about plot details, he now says the paranormal franchise sequel would shoot next year. "It looks like we'll be in pre-production in the spring now, from what I'm hearing," he told Carson Daly. "It should be good." But there is still not much known about who will be involved. Earlier this year, Ivan Reitman confirmed that he would not direct ‘Gbiii,’ and a few young directors have circled the project since. Phil Lord and Chris Miller decided not to tackle the franchise two weeks after we reported they were in the running for the relaunch job. »
- Joshua Encinias
“It looks like we’ll be in pre-production in the spring now, from what I’m hearing,” Aykroyd told Carson Daly during his interview. “It should be good.”
It should be noted that is not the first time Aykroyd has said the movie is going into production, so perhaps take this one with a pinch of salt.
Here’s the video clip so you can see for yourself:
Ghostbusters 3 has been written by Ethan Cohen (Men in Black 3) but no director has been named, though Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) is rumoured to be the front runner. Aykroyd is to return as Ray Stanz »
- Luke Owen
Back in March, we reported that production will begin next year on Sony Pictures' Ghostbusters reboot, although longtime director Ivan Reitman will not be at the helm, instead serving as a producer. Sony hasn't announced a replacement director at this time, but Dan Aykroyd recently appeared on NBC's Today show, where he revealed that pre-production will begin this spring.
"It looks like we'll be in pre-production in the spring now, from what I'm hearing. It should be good."
Of course, we've heard similar updates several times in the past, with this long-awaited project drifting through development for a number of years, which was hampered by several ill-fated attempts to get Bill Murray back on board. When Harold Ramis passed away in February, Ivan Reitman decided he would only produce and help Sony find a replacement director. Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad, Zombieland) was being eyed to direct in May, but we »
I know, guys. I'm sick of this, too. But I love Dan Aykroyd a ton and I'm really hoping this isn't more blather. The actor sat down with the "Today Show" where he suggested the film would, in fact, kick off this spring!
No, I'm not betting my life on it, but Aykroyd seems to think the oft-announced sequel is en route.
"It looks like we'll be in pre-production in the spring now, from what I'm hearing," Aykroyd told Carson Daly during his interview. "It should be good."
But don't take my word for it, watch Danny's segment here:
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As always, take this with a grain of salt and, as always, expect more soon.
- Matt Serafini
The 50-year-old actor was wearing a balding wig cap, fake teeth, a blue open shirt with a gold chain, and a black leather jacket as he shot the film's final scenes in Lynn, Massachusetts.
The Scott Cooper-directed crime drama is due for release in cinemas on September 18, 2015.
Bulger spent 16 years at large and 12 years on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list before he was arrested in June 2011, aged 81. Prosecutors indicted him for 19 murders and he is currently serving two life terms.
Here are 9 other actors morphing into some of the world's most notorious real-life gangsters below: »
Marvel ended up skating on thin ice with its upcoming Ant-Man adaptation recently when script changes led long-time director Edgar Wright to depart the project, leaving the studio scrambling to find a replacement. As the days turned into weeks, directors came and went, including Adam McKay and Rawson Marshall Thurber, both of whom turned down the gig. Other contenders included Ruben Fleischer and Michael Dowse, but Marvel ended up going with Peyton Reed, a comedy director known for Yes Man and The Break-Up.
More than a few fans responded to the choice with pessimism, bemoaning Wright’s departure and criticizing Marvel for implementing the script changes that forced out the well-respected helmer. Then, news broke that multiple screenwriters, including McKay, Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer, had been brought on board to further rework the script. Needless to say, that particular news nugget didn’t do much to pacify fans.
- Isaac Feldberg
Doug Liman ("Edge of Tomorrow," "The Bourne Identity") is attached to direct the World War II soccer-themed "Victory" at Warner Bros. Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. Gavin O'Connor is writing the script, a remake of the 1981 film of the same name.
The story follows a group of allied POWs preparing for a soccer match against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris. But amid the preparations, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape.
Meanwhile, Steve Pink ("About Last Night," "Hot Tub Time Machine 2") is set to direct the family adventure "Overnight" for Disney Pictures. Ruben Fleischer was previously in discussions to direct in February, but it never progressed.
- Garth Franklin
Back in February, we reported that Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer was going to venture into family adventure territory with Overnight, a toy store heist film set up at Disney. However, it seems like a deal couldn't be finalized as THR reports that it will be Hot Tub Time Machine and About Last Night director Steve Pink taking on the film with a script from 22 Jump Street writer Oren Uziel. The film is simply described as Home Alone in a toy store as it follows a father and son who win the chance to sleepover in some sort of amazing toy store like Fao Schwarz.. But it happens to be the night that some guys try to rob it. The father and son bond after having a rough relationship following a divorce while stopping the robbery that turns into a hostage situation. Funnily enough, the project was originally set up at »
- Ethan Anderton
Steve Pink, who directed the recent comedy remake About Last Night, has signed on to direct Overnight for Disney. We reported in February that Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) was in talks to direct, but a deal was never reached.
The absent-minded father, who is recently divorced, is trying to salvage his relationship with his son, while at the same time trying to defuse a hostage situation. The project was first set up at Sony/Columbia Pictures, but it was picked up out of turnaround last year by Disney.
“Zombieland” and “30 Minutes or Less” director Ruben Fleischer has inked a two-year deal with Universal Television. Under the pact, Fleischer will develop new programming, or supervise other writers for projects on which he'll serve as an executive producer. Additionally, Fleischer will occasionally direct under the deal. In addition, Fleischer has launched his own production company called The District. David Bernad, formerly of RipCord Productionsl, will serve as Fleischer's producing partner. Also read: Universal Partnerships & Licensing to Expand to Consumer Products Covering NBC and Sprout “Ruben is wildly creative and his work successfully spans comedy and drama,” said Universal Television's Bela Bajaria. »
- Jethro Nededog
“Zombieland” and “Gangster Squad” director Ruben Fleischer has signed a two-year overall deal at Universal Television that will allow him to create and develop new drama and comedy programming for both network and cable as well as executive produce — and occasionally direct — other scripted projects.
Fleischer also announced the formation of his new production company, The District, and has brought on RipCord Productions’ David Bernad as a producing partner. Bernad will also executive produce projects under the shingle.
“Ruben is wildly creative and his work successfully spans comedy and drama,” said Universal Television exec VP Bela Bajaria. “His talent and enthusiasm will be a welcome addition to our strong team of creators at Universal Television.”
Fleischer’s TV credits include co-creating and producing MTV’s “Rob & Big.” He has also directed numerous Funny or Die videos. His upcoming film projects include directing “Spy Hunter” for producer Dan Lin and Warner Bros. »
- Whitney Friedlander
Ruben Fleischer is making a big push into television. The Zombieland director has launched a new production company, The District, and has inked a two-year overall pact with Universal Television. As part of the new pod deal, Fleischer will create and develop new drama and comedy programming for both network and cable, as well as work with and supervise other writers on projects that he'll exec produce and occasionally direct. Additionally, he has tapped former RipCord Prods. exec David Bernad to come aboard as his producing partner. "Ruben is wildly creative and his work successfully spans comedy and drama. His talent and enthusiasm
- Lacey Rose
After years upon years of delays, it looks like Sony might be ready to move forward with their long-awaited Ghostbusters sequel, with Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer reportedly circling the project. Screenwriter Etan Cohen revealed earlier this month that he is currently working on the script with producer Ivan Reitman, although a new rumor surfaced earlier this week that Chronicle writer Max Landis was brought on for the latest rewrites. But the writer shot down the report with the following tweets.
Hey guys, it pains me to say this, but you know I pride myself on being straight up person. Zero truth to the Ghostbusters report.
— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) June 18, 2014
— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) June 18, 2014
However, the writer was asked repeatedly by his Twitter followers what his Ghostbusters pitch would have been. »
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