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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. »
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
The female-fronted reboot of Ghostbusters is on its way, and will bring with it some familiar faces. While contemporary comedic icons such as Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy will be taking center stage, numerous members of the original franchise . such as Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver . will turn up in varying capacities to pass the baton off to a new generation. However, one member of the cast has confirmed there.s no way he will return. That cast member is Rick Moranis, and we can.t exactly fault his reasons. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Moranis revealed that unlike many of his Ghostbusters co-stars, he had a distinct lack of interest in appearing in the upcoming reboot: 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? »
It’s good business to cast strong women in lead movie roles. Last summer’s opening weekend was a master class on femi-nomics when “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Pitch Perfect 2” faced off on May 15 — and both films came out ahead.
“Mad Max: Fury Road,” directed by George Miller, starred Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa, a rebel opposite Tom Hardy’s Max. No distressed damsel, the character with her own story arc was so tough the choice ignited a backlash that the franchise had gone fanatically feminist. As for “Pitch Perfect 2,” the sequel directed by co-star Elizabeth Banks featured Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld in a femme-friendly musical comedy.
By the numbers, “Mad Max” cost an estimated $150 million to make. Opening weekend reaped $44 million, with worldwide grosses at $375 million and $153 domestically. Meanwhile, “Pitch Perfect 2” cost an estimated $29 million to make, opened to a $70 million weekend, »
- Thelma Adams
When Ashley Judd was making Paramount’s “Kiss the Girls” in the late ’90s, she was being pursued by a mogul from a rival studio, whom she believed wanted to cast her in a film. But suddenly she found herself falling into a dark trap.
“I was sexually harassed by one of the industry’s most famous, admired-slash-reviled bosses,” the actress says, revealing a story she’s never before publicly disclosed. The man, who Judd declined to name, invited her to dinner. When she arrived at his hotel, she was told to meet him upstairs in his room. “It was so disgusting,” she says. “He physically lured me by saying, ‘Help me pick out what I’m going to wear.’” The advances continued to escalate. “The ultimate thing when I was weaseling out of everything else was, ‘Will you watch me shower?’ ” Her voice cracks. “And by the way, I »
- Ramin Setoodeh
On this day 15 years ago, viewers were first given the gift of an episode of one of TV’s wittiest, most delightful series. “Gilmore Girls” premiered on the WB on October 5, 2000. In the eight years since the series finale of “Gilmore Girls,” fandom hasn’t died down for the dramedy about a fast-talking, constantly pop culture-referencing mother-daughter duo addicted to caffeine, riding the emotional waves of life in their small Connecticut town. This is the show that made us fall in love with Melissa McCarthy long before “Bridesmaids” was even an idea, the show that made us feel less sheepish about bringing a book everywhere cause Rory does it too, the show that had us aspiring to be as brash and sassy as Paris Geller, the show that introduced us to Jared Padalecki’s ever-evolving mop of hair even before those brown locks appeared on “Supernatural,” the show that melted »
- Emily Rome
Jon Watts’ next job is no secret – he’ll be directing the Tom Holland-starring Spider-Man reboot, for Marvel Studios and Sony. They signed him up off the strength of his last film – his second feature, Cop Car.
Cop Car is something of a hybrid between a road comedy and a crime thriller, where Kevin Bacon stars as a crooked cop on the hunt for the two young runaways that have taken a joyride in his eponymous vehicle.
Ahead of Cop Car’s disc release in the UK (and it's available on demand now), we chatted to Jon Watts on the phone about the film, his directorial debut (the underrated 2014 horror flick, Clown) and the comic book inspirations behind his next project…
So, we’re here to talk about Cop Car – which you wrote and directed. »
In an age of reviving and building franchises, the Ghostbusters universe is coming back at Mr. Stay Puft proportions.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony and Ghost Corps (a Sony-sponsored production company led by Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman and writer/actor Dan Akyroyd) may be adding an animated Ghostbusters film to its list of upcoming installments.
Paul Fieg’s reboot, with an female led cast that includes Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, is already in post-production and scheduled to open July 15th of 2016, and the Russo brothers (Captain America: Winter Soldier) are slated to direct a companion film starring Channing Tatum and a male led cast.
Fans of all opinions can take some solace in the fact that part of the creative team behind the original series is overseeing the rebooted franchise.
The post Sony may also be working on an animated ‘Ghostbusters’ movie appeared first on PopOptiq. »
- Matt Linville
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
Sony definitely ain’t afraid of no ghosts! With Paul Feig’s all-female reboot currently shooting, it seems the studio is beginning to make plans to forge ahead with its Ghostbusters movie universe with a new animated feature.
According to The Wrap, the original film’s director Ivan Reitman is on board as producer, and writers are currently being looked at. No exact plot details are given, but the animated adventure is expected to follow a group of scientists dealing with a massive spook invasion in New York. The site also mentions that the story could be told from “a ghosts point of view”.
Is there a chance we could see Peter, Egon, Ray and Winston return? That was the team from the mega-successful 1986 Real Ghostbusters animated series, after all – but with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon gearing up to bust some ghosts in next year’s reboot, »
- Mark Cassidy
The film’s plot is largely unknown at the time, but The Tracking Board says the film will, much like 1984’s Ghostbusters and Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters, follow a group of scientists who “team up to fight off ghosts, using gadgets and gizmos to capture the menacing ghouls.” However, The Wrap added that there’s a chance the story will be “told from a ghost’s point of view.” The site also stated that the film may take place in a borough of New York City other than Manhattan.
- Justin Cook
Sony looks to have added another Ghostbusters film to its upcoming roster, with the news that the studio is also planning an animated adventure.
Currently, director Paul Feig is in post-production on his new Ghostbusters movie, which arrives in cinemas next July. That one stars Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Kirsten Wiig and Chris Hemsworth.
There remains talk too of a second live action Ghostbusters film, that Drew Pearce had put together a story outline for, and had attracted at one stage the interest of Channing Tatum. Joe and Anthony Russo had been mooted to oversee that, but given their commitments to the Marvel cinematic universe until 2019, getting time in their schedule can't be easy.
Still, while that one works itself out, Sony Pictures Animation is getting to work on a new animated Ghostbusters film, »
In quite a surprising move, Sony Pictures is planning to bring an animated Ghostbusters movie to screens in the future.
Variety just broke the news and have said that the project has been set-up with Ivan Reitman producing. Reitman, of course, directed the fantastic original film back in 1984.
The project is in its very early stages of development, and there is currently no script or indeed writer attached to write that script as yet, let alone a director or directors. Of course, Paul Feig has his Ghostbusters film starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones set for release next July.
It is not known if the two movies are linked in any way.
Of course, the Ghostbusters property has been taken down the animation route before. »
- Paul Heath
Hollywood clearly isn't busy enough with both a female and male (allegedly) Ghostbusters to make, as now there's an animated movie on the way too.
Everything we know so far about the all-female Ghostbusters: Plot spoilers, cast and theme song
No writer or director are attached to the project just yet, while plot details are also unknown at this stage.
This isn't the first Ghostbusters animation. An animated series followed the first film in the '80s.
Is Sony planning a feature length Ghostbusters Animated Movie? TrackingBoard sure seems to think so. This would be the third in a series of new films under the Ghostbusters franchise title, and it's seen as a companion to the other two live-action horror comedies that Sony currently has planned. The 2016 Ghostbusters, which is directed by Paul Feig and stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy has already wrapped. A second new Ghostbusters movie is rumored to star Channing Tatum, though everyone said to be involved has denied its existence.
It is said that the Ghostbusters Animated Movie is being produced by Tom Pollock and Ivan Reitman through their Montecito Picture Company, with Ali Bell and Kristine Belson overseeing for Sony Pictures Animation. The movie will closely follow the story of the 1984 original Ghostbusters. It will bring a team of scientists together in Manhattan who develop new technology used for capturing and containing ghosts. »
With the female-driven “Ghostbusters” less than a year away from its release date, Sony Pictures Animation has called the gang for another project.
Sources confirm to Variety that Sony has begun developing an animated “Ghostbusters” pic with Ivan Reitman producing through his Montecito Picture Company. Spa president Kristine Belson and Michael Lachance will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.
“Ghostbusters” has previously gone down the animated path, with an animated series following the success of the first film in the ’80s. Plot details are unknown, but it’s likely the film will follow the famous group as they fight supernatural forces.
No writer or director are attached at this time.
This marks the second this past year that Sony has taken a high-profile film property and spun it off into an animated film. Spa is also developing an “Amazing Spider-Man” animated movie with Phil Lord and Chris Miller writing and directing. »
- Justin Kroll
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Despite having won the Golden Bear last year at the Berlin Film Festival, writer and director Yi’nao Diao’s acclaimed new film, Black Coal, Thin Ice somehow didn’t receive U.S. theatrical distribution. However, it’s finally available on Blu-ray. The modern noir tells the story of an ex-cop and his old parter, who reunite to investigate the chain of murders that brought their careers to an end after »
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