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“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
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 Deauville American Film Festival to screen a retrospective of Us comedian’s work.
Festival director Bruno Barde described Ferrell as “the king of American comedy”.
“Zany, caustic, satirical, off-the-wall and over-the-top; he is all that and more - a pure delight for the audience, in the same vein as Jerry Lewis, Peter Sellers, and the Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker trio,” he added.
The former Saturday Night Live star, who voiced the villain in this year’s The Lego Movie, recently wrapped in production on the comedy Get Hard, directed by Etan Cohen and set for release in March 2015.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Ferrell’s recent credits include Warner Bros. animated film “The Lego Movie,” which has gone on to earn more than $441 million in box office worldwide, and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” which has earned over $172 million worldwide.
Ferrell is in production on comedy “Get Hard,” directed by Etan Cohen, the story of a wealthy investment bank manager who is sentenced to a maximum security prison for a crime he did not commit. The film is set to release in theaters March 27, 2015.
Barde said: “In an age when the mirror held up by filmmakers reflects a world that is often troubling, the festival is thrilled to welcome, for its 40th edition, the man who can claim to be ‘the king of American comedy,’ Will Ferrell. »
- Leo Barraclough
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. »
For a brief moment, there was a rumor floating around that Max Landis, screenwriter of Chronicle and son of famed director John Landis, was doing a polish to the current draft of the Ghostbusters 3 screenplay. That report came from Nikki Finke who has since deleted the original post. Landis took to Twitter and denied the report, but did post something interesting, an idea he had for how the third film could begin. I've compiled the series of tweets (thanks to SlashFilm) below: My Ghostbusters 3 began in the 1920s with Ivo Shandor murdering a gluttonous associate to protect his cult after he has a moral objection. Shandor tells the overweight man nothing can stop the coming of Gozer pictured above; first, the gate will open in 1984, then again twenty years later, the fat man, who now has all the details of Shandor's plans, threatens to go to the police, »
- Brad Brevet
An La Film School student is reportedly suing the writers of 'Men In Black 3' for alleged plagiarism.
Men In Black 3, Prometheus and Elysium may have more in common than just being sci-fi films. According to allegations made in a recently filed lawsuit, all three films were stolen from a homework assignment written by a Los Angeles Film School student.
According to court documents reportedly obtained by TMZ, former Lafs student Constantino Basile is suing the writers of MIB3 for a whopping $2 billion, claiming that they lifted ideas from two of his scripts that he turned in as part of a class assignment.
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Basile claims that his scripts, titled The World Of Jupiter and Crisis On Jupiter, were sold by his former teacher and ended up being used Men In Black 3, as well as having appeared, in part, in Ridley Scott's Prometheus, Neill Blomkamp's [link »
James Cameron just confirmed that Sigourney Weaver will return for all three "Avatar" sequels. And now comes word that the actress will also reprise her role as Dana Barrett in the third "Ghostbusters" installment. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Weaver said that when she was asked to join the "Ghostbusters 3" cast, she had only one request. "I said, I have one condition. I want my son Oscar [from 'Ghostbusters 2'] to be a Ghostbuster," she explained. "And [producer Ivan Reitman] said, 'We've already done that.'" Meanwhile, writer Etan Cohen gave an update on the status of the film. "[Dan Aykroyd, Reitman and I are] together for hours every week, working on [the script] really closely," he said. "No one can speak the language of 'Ghostbusters' like [Aykroyd] can." »
A few Ghostbusters 3 snippets to bring you this morning, with Sigourney Weaver and a number of her co-stars talking some bits and bobs about the forthcoming sequel. First off, Weaver reveals that her character's son will play a key role in the new film. "I said, I have one condition'," says the star. "I want my son Oscar to be a Ghostbuster, and [Ivan Reitman] said, ‘We’ve already done that'." Next up is a quote from screenwriter Etan Cohen, who says that he and Reitman are, "together for hours every week, working on it really...
- George Wales
After years of speculation and rumors, it seems that the highly-anticipated Ghostbusters reboot/sequel is finally moving forward, with Ruben Fleischer currently circling the project as his next directorial effort. It has long been reported that the story will feature cameos from original Ghostbusters stars Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, who will help usher in a new generation of Ghostbusters. In a recent interview, Sigourney Weaver claims that she will only return as Dana Barrett if her son Oscar from Ghostbusters 2 is one of the new Ghostbusters.
Here's what she had to say to Vanity Fair about her conversation with director Ivan Reitman, who had already implemented that idea into the story.
"I said, I have one condition. I want my son Oscar [from Ghostbusters 2] to be a Ghostbuster, and he said, 'We've already done that.'"
Thirty years on from the release of Ghostbusters – one of the greatest comedies of all time – new snippets of information about the upcoming third instalment of the franchise have appeared. Courtesy of an in-depth retrospective by Vanity Fair, the principal figures in the production have discussed Ghostbusters 3 and – while most contributions were predictably vague – Sigourney Weaver has confirmed an important plot point.
“I said, ‘I have one condition – I want my son, Oscar, to be a Ghostbuster.’ And he said, ‘We’ve already done that.’”
This long-awaited third film has been in the works for many years, but finally began to come together during 2013, before the death of original Ghostbuster, Harold Ramis. Following his unfortunate passing, original director Ivan Reitman vacated the helm to serve as producer on the project, »
- Sarah Myles
The actress, who played Dana Barrett in the first two comedy hits, confirmed that her character's now-adult son will have an integral role in the sequel.
30 things you never knew about Ghostbusters
"I said, I have one condition. I want my son Oscar [from Ghostbusters II] to be a Ghostbuster, and he said, 'We've already done that,'" she recalled.
Ghostbusters co-creator Dan Aykroyd - who played Ray Stantz and is involved in the script for the latest instalment - will appear, while Rick Moranis (Louis Tully) and Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore) also spoke of a desire to return.
Of his character Tully's potential fate, Moranis said: "He's in prison, »
Paramount Pictures is looking to move into production fast on a comedy they want to make called Daddy's Home. The studio is currently in talks with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell to star in the picture. They previously starred together in the comedy The Other Guys, which was hilarious. These guys definitely have great on-screen chemistry.
Horrible Bosses 2 and We're the Millers writers Sean Andres and John Morris are also in discussions to direct the project. The movie has been in the studio's pipeline since last year when they had Vince Vaghn attached to the project with Ferrell. Etan Cohen was also set to direct it at that time as well. The project fell apart, but is obviously being quickly put back together.
According to Deadline, the story follows a "mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife’s two children. Complications ensue when their freewheeling, »
- Joey Paur
Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) is set to direct a live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast for Walt Disney Studios with Evan Spiliotopoulos (Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, Brett Ratner's Hercules) writing the screenplay. Of course, no reason to assume it will beat Jean Cocteau's 1946 version or Disney's animated version so is there really any point in caringc Variety The Other Guys co-stars, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, are looking to re-team for the comedy Daddy's Home for Paramount. The story centers on two men battling for the love and attention of their children. Horrible Bosses 2 directors Sean Anders and John Morris are in talks to direct from a screenplay written by Brian Burns, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Etan Cohen. Deadline Apparently Antoine Fuqua is in talks to direct a remake of The Magnificent Seven and the new rumor is he'll »
- Brad Brevet
"The Other Guys" co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are in talks to reunite for the new comedy "Daddy's Home" at Paramount. Ferrell and Vince Vaughn were slated to star last year at a time when Etan Cohen was set to direct.
That version collapsed, but Wahlberg has now stepped in to replace Vaughn as a freeloading man who learns his ex-wife re-married an uptight radio executive (Will Ferrell). Said executive wants to be the best stepfather in the world, so when the real father returns to town it causes the two men to compete for the children's affection.
Sean Anders and John Morris are now in talks to direct from a screenplay by Brian Burns, Chris Henchy, Adam McKay and Etan Cohen. Ferrell, Adam McKay, Joseph Drake, Nathan Kahane, Matt Leonetti and Spencer Wong are producing.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Daddy’s Home was originally set to star Will Ferrell (Anchorman 2) and Vince Vaughn (The Internship), with Etan Cohen in the director’s chair. However, after some time in development, Deadline is reporting the film will now feature Mark Wahlberg (Pain & Gain) alongside Ferrell, a reunion from The Other Guys. The director(s) has also changed with Sean Anders and John Morris (writers of We’re The Millers) replacing Etan Cohen.
Cohen wrote the script for the film, with assistance from Adam McKay and Chris Henchy. The story depicts Ferrell as a radio exec who wants to be the best step-father to his wife’s two kids. His plan doesn’t go as smoothly as he hoped, Wahlberg appears as the biological, deadbeat dad of the children as parental war breaks out. It seems odd that Ferrell is playing the straight-laced wanna-be dad role, but Wahlberg as the asshole sounds like comic gold. »
- Sam Thorne
Daddy's Home will star Ferrell as a mild-mannered radio executive who struggles to become the best stepdad that he can.
His attempts are derailed by the arrival of the children's obnoxious real father (Wahlberg), sparking a contest for their affection.
Daddy's Home will begin shooting in the autumn. »
According to Deadline, Paramount is trying to make a quick push for this project with possibly “Horrible Bosses 2” director Sean Anders and John Morris at the helm. The production is planned to begin this fall.
The story was originally written by Brian Burns, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Cohen. It’s about a radio executive (played by Ferrell) who is striving to be the best stepdad to two children. As the real father (played by Wahlberg) arrives into their lives, conflicts ensue as both of them compete for the children’s affections.
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- Gig Patta
• After the unlikely duo paired up for 2010′s The Other Guys, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are in talks to co-star in Daddy’s Home, which could begin production as early as this fall. The film pits an eager stepfather (Ferrell) against a wild biological father (Wahlberg), as both compete for the love of the children in question. Vince Vaughn was previously circling the pic when Etan Cohen was attached to direct. We’re the Millers scribes Sean Anders and John Morris (who are directing Horrible Bosses 2) are now the likely directors. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are going to war. The "Other Guys" stars are close to re-teaming on "Daddy's Home," another comedy from Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions that will see the former playing a "mild-mannered radio executive" attempting to impress his new wife's two children - only for their "freeloading, freewheeling" biological father (Wahlberg) to show up and compete for their affection. "Horrible Bosses" 2 helmers Sean Anders and John Morris are currently in talks to direct from a script by McKay, Chris Henchy, Brian Burns and Etan Cohen (who was attached to direct a previous version of the film co-starring Vince Vaughn). Directed by McKay, "The Other Guys" grossed more than $220 million worldwide (albeit on a steep $100 million budget) and met with largely positive reviews. Wahlberg will be seen in this summer's blockbuster sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" while Ferrell has "Welcome to Me" with Kristen Wiig »
- Chris Eggertsen
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