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Director Paul Feig's Ghostbusters is currently in production, and fans will get to see an all-new team of spirit chasers as they try to save New York City next summer. There have also been rumors that a Ghostbusters Spinoff is in development, with Sony Pictures eyeing Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt to star. Screenwriter Drew Pearce revealed yesterday that he has "completed work" on the script for this new Ghostbusters adventure. But it sounds like that project isn't happening anytime soon. Producer Ivan Reitman issued a statement earlier today, confirming that the female-centric reboot is the only new Ghostbusters movie in the works.
"There has been a lot of excitement recently about what is happening with the Ghostbusters franchise. As the producer of the new Ghostbusters film, I feel the need to clarify. There is only one new Ghostbusters movie and that is the Paul Feig directed version coming next July, »
Yesterday, word emerged about that long rumored other "Ghostbusters" movie, one that would potentially star Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum, and had the Russo Brothers involvement: it was very much real. Screenwriter Drew Pearce revealed in an interview he had written the Bible or guidelines for the potential movie, and that Pratt and Tatum were in mind as he put together his project, which he clarified would include both men and women. Some sites took this bit of intel to mean that Pratt and Tatum were definitely going to star in a new "Ghostbusters" movie and that it was a done deal. However, nothing could be further from the truth. It's a step in the development process, and franchise guide Ivan Reitman pretty much confirms this, saying that, for the moment, all eyes should just stay on next summer's female-driven reboot. Read More: Four Shared Universe 'Ghostbusters' Movies »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Months after he spoke at length about Sony’s plans for the Ghostbusters cinematic universe, Reitman has now sent an email around to us movie websites explaining that there is only one Ghostbusters in development, and it’s the one being directed by Paul Feig. What’s troubling about that is that Reitman and others, including scribe Drew Pearce, have directly contradicted this.
Reitman’s emailed statement reads:
There has been a lot of excitement recently about what is happening with the Ghostbusters franchise. As the producer of the new Ghostbusters film, I feel the need to clarify. There is only one new Ghostbusters movie and that is the Paul Feig directed version coming next July, presently filming and going fantastically. The rest is just noise. »
- Isaac Feldberg
What’s the deal with Ghostbusters? Paul Feig is shooting his new film now, but there has also been talk of another movie, possibly directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, with story input from Drew Pearce and Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum as possible stars. Reid Carolyn, who is Tatum’s creative partner, has commented on the […]
- Russ Fischer
With Paul Feig’s female-led reboot of Ghostbusters headed our way next year, various reports in recent months have indicated that an all-dude version is also in the works. The rumors have repeatedly been shot down, though apparently the project is… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
While we know Paul Feig is currently shooting a female-centric reboot of the "Ghostbusters" franchise, one of the more interesting reports to emerge during that film's pre-production phase was that Sony Pictures is planning to use the movie as the launchpad for a larger 'Ghostbusters Cinematic Universe' along the lines of a Marvel or DC superhero one.
The second effort in this Gcu would be more male-centric "Ghostbusters" tale, one which Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt were quickly rumored for. Both actors denied involvement, and the only thing that seemed concrete about it was that "Iron Man 3" and "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" co-writer Drew Pearce was involved in some capacity.
This week, Pearce clarified the matter regarding what's going on and says this second "Ghostbusters" reboot and overall larger plan is still happening. He tells MTV:
"I've finished my work on that in the last couple weeks. Obviously it’s top secret, »
- Garth Franklin
Currently, Paul Feig is shooting the new Ghostbusters movie, that's landing in cinemas next July. As you more than likely know, his film features Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.
However, a few months back came word of another new Ghostbusters film, this one being penned by Drew Pearce. Furthermore, Joe and Anthony Russo - currently helming Captain America: Civil War - and Channing Tatum were all said to be involved. Rumours suggested that Chris Pratt would join the cast too.
Pearce, who co-wrote the incoming Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, has given an update on the project, revealing that he finished his work on the film "in the last couple of weeks".
He told MTV that "obviously it’s top secret, but there’s a gigantic bold idea that I came up with, »
Everyone needs to take a breath about the “Ghosbusters” project news so much so that writer Drew Pearce has taken to Twitter to clarify his own comments. Pearce began with confirming that he’s written something that is eyeing Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt to star, even though Chris Pratt has denied all this and Channing Tatum has recently suggested his version of “Ghostbusters” is pretty much dead. “That’s definitely the cast we’ve been thinking about as we approach the project,” Pearce told MTV (who wrote a super misleading headline). “Whether that happens or not is very much above my pay grade. It’s just my job to give them something exciting that maybe they’ll do.” Despite Pearce's caveats this has turned into "a 'Ghosbusters' movie with Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt will happen." Pearce has finished writing what he had to write and Tatum still feels »
- Rodrigo Perez
If you've been following the saga of the Ghostbusters rebootquel, you'll know that as well as the Paul Feig / Melissa McCarthy / Kristen Wiig incarnation, there's also been talk of another film, in a bigger-picture, Marvel-type connected universe stylee. Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt were both mentioned in connection with the project, although Tatum and Pratt have both said they're not doing it. Now, writer and overseer Drew Pearce (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Iron Man 3) has clarified what's going on, and at least confirmed that this mooted other Ghostbusters is still in the works."Obviously it’s top secret," Pearce told MTV, "but there’s a gigantic bold idea that I came up with." He continued that Pratt and Tatum are "definitely the cast we've been thinking about as we approach the project. Whether that happens or not is very much above my pay grade. It's just my job »
There were a lot of rumors flying around about a third Ghostbusters film before Paul Feig announced his all-female take. Following the initial negative feedback, it almost seemed like another male Ghostbusters team was announced in response. Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt were some of the early names tossed around, and they sure as hell didn't seem to know what was going on, but we finally have... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Not long after Sony Pictures finalized their plans for an all-female Ghostbusters reboot, a report surfaced that Ghostbusters 4 was also happening, with Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt being eyed to star. That report revealed Drew Pearce (Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation) has come aboard to write the screenplay for this new Ghostbusters adventure, which will be part of a shared universe alongside the reboot. That movie is currently in production under the direction of Paul Feig. While promoting Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, Drew Pearce revealed that he has finished the Ghostbusters 4 screenplay.
"I've finished my work on that in the last couple weeks. Obviously it's top secret, but there's a gigantic bold idea that I came up with, and the Russo brothers - who did Captain America: The Winter Soldier and are doing Captain America: Civil War at the moment - and Ivan Reitman, who did the original movie, are going »
This month has been chock full of new details about Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters. We’ve seen the new proton packs (with added specs to help cosplayers), the new Ecto-1, and a shot of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones all suited up and ready to bust ghosts, not to mention learning […]
- Ethan Anderton
Not long after the announcement of the reboot that shocked the world, an all female lead Ghostbusters directed by Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, it was announced that Sony Pictures was putting into production another spinoff. One that involved now mega stars Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum. While Feig was dissappointed and made it clear he had nothing to do with male lead Ghostbusters project, we were intrigued.
While Pratt has denied his involvment with the project, MTV has spoken to screen writer Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) who says that not only is the project deffinetly in the works, they have a script.
Pearce said "I've finished on that in the last couple of weeks. Obviously it's top secret, but there's a gigantic bold idea that i came up with, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (B.C.)
We know that Paul Feig.s female-fronted Ghostbusters reboot is happening, and is filming as we speak. There were rumblings that the studio also wanted a dude-centered tie in, ideally starring Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt, though those rumors took a hit recently. But once again it looks like that project may still happen, at least according to the guy writing the script. MTV caught up with Drew Pearce at the New York premiere of Mission: Impossible.Rogue Nation, which he worked on. He is also the one tasked with writing the script for the other movie about jumpsuit-wearing paranormal investigators. When asked if this Ghostbusters is going to happen, he said: Oh yeah. I.ve finished my work on that in the last couple weeks. Obviously it.s top secret, but there.s a gigantic bold idea that I came up with, and the Russo brothers . who did .Captain »
Last week it was announced that Universal Pictures has set a release date of June 2018 for the follow-up to this year’s blockbuster Jurassic World. Although he’s stepped down as director, Colin Trevorrow remains involved as scriptwriter along his writing partner Derek Connelly, and the filmmaker has shared a few thoughts on where the sequel could go. By the sound of it, it seems like we could be heading out of the park…
“[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island. That’ll get old real fast. I feel like the idea that this isn’t always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment. Dr Wu says in the film, when he’s warning Dr Mesrani, ‘We’re not always going to be the only ones who can make a dinosaur.’ I think that’s »
- Gary Collinson
Perhaps fittingly for a franchise about unusually active spirits, it’s been exceedingly difficult to keep track of what’s alive and what’s dead in Sony’s oft-shifting blueprint for the Ghostbusters universe. Paul Feig has been shooting an all-female reboot in Boston, but rumors have swirled throughout this year about other projects, including a Russo Brothers-directed movie starring Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum. Then, Pratt went on-record to shut down those reports, seemingly putting an end to talk of the project.
Today, though, it appears that Pratt was simply playing things close to the vest. Speaking with MTV, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation co-writer Drew Pearce revealed that the all-male Ghostbusters reboot is very much alive, and that he’s been busily writing it, ready to pass it off to the Russo Brothers and producer Ivan Reitman. And what’s more, he’s been writing it with two very familiar leading men in mind. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Tatum later publicly cast doubt on whether a male Ghostbusters spinoff would actually be made, but writer Pearce sounded much more positive in a chat with MTV News.
"I've finished my work on that in the last couple weeks," he revealed. "Obviously it's top secret, but there's a gigantic bold idea that I came up with, and the Russo brothers - who did Captain America: The Winter Soldier and are doing Civil War at the moment - and Ivan Reitman, »
Judging by the fall lineup it announced on Wednesday, TruTV believes the element of surprise is key to a good laugh.
The Turner Broadcasting System-owned cabler has announced an Oct. 8 return of Billy Eichner’s rapid-fire comedy routine “Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street.” The show famously forces unsuspecting pedestrians into the spotlight as they’re forced to answer inane questions or perform stunts with good-natured guest stars. This year’s crop of A-listers accompanying Eichner on his quests include Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Anna Kendrick and Julianne Moore.
Meanwhile, hidden camera show “Impractical Jokers” will be partying in August with a week-long celebration that culminates in a celebration of its 100th episode with the “Impractical Jokers Live Punishment Special.” Airing on Sept. 3 and hosted by Howie Mandel, the special promises a “heart-stopping dare that’s above and beyond anything the guys have ever done.”
TruTV also announced »
- Whitney Friedlander
Boyhood director in the frame to take on romcom featuring Hunger Games star, after previous directors dropped out
Boyhood director Richard Linklater is set to become the latest indie film-maker to to burnish the career of Hunger Games actor Jennifer Lawrence, after it emerged that Linklater is being sought to direct The Rosie Project, a romantic comedy in which Lawrence is due to star.
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- Andrew Pulver
Chris Pratt is confirmed to be returning for 'Jurassic World 2' and the blockbuster is going to take the dinosaur action out of the theme parks. Director Colin Treverrow has confirmed the release date for the sequel will be June 2018 and teased that the movie will include more hybrid dinosaurs, like the current film's Indominus Rex, let loose in the world with Pratt's character, Velociraptor expert Owen Grady, leading the fight to stop them. Treverrow said: ''I feel like the idea that this isn't always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment. ''Dr. Wu says in the film, when he's warning Dr. Mesrani, 'We're not always going to be the only ones who can make a dinosaur.' I think that's an interesting idea that even if we don't explore fully in this film, there is room for »
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