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Ivan Reitman on Why He Isn't Directing Ghostbusters 3

18 August 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

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

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Paul Feig Wants to Create a Female-Led 'Ghostbusters'

4 August 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Ghostbusters 3 has always been one of those projects that audiences aren’t sure they want. Sony has yet to find a director after several attempts, and there is dubious involvement of original cast members like Bill Murray. But what if the ghoul-hunting hijinks are spearheaded by something completely fresh and unique: female Ghostbusters?

According to The Wrap, Sony is looking to hire Paul Feig to battle demons in the blockbuster, which he would direct, write and produce. Feig, best known for the riotous Bridesmaids and The Heat, has proven that he can handle empowered female action-comedy.

Sources say that if he signs on, Feig would rewrite the script from scratch, even though the studio was pleased with Ethan Cohen’s previous draft.

Plot details remain uncertain, but if Sony does decide to take this approach, it would signal a breakthrough for Hollywood, in which strong female characters would crack »

- Harrison Okin

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All-female Ghostbusters: Who would you cast? - open thread

4 August 2014 8:43 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

After 25 years in development, it looks like Ghostbusters 3 is finally going to happen soon but in a form totally different from what we all expected.

Original co-creators Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis had been developing a straight sequel with writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg before Etan Cohen picked up the baton.

Bill Murray has shown extreme reticence about returning, Ramis sadly passed away earlier this year, and original director Ivan Reitman stepped aside to pave the way for a fresh filmmaker.

Now, it looks like the new Ghostbusters will be an all-female led reboot with Paul Feig being eyed to call the shots. Feig, of course, is the man behind Bridesmaids and The Heat, so he's just about the perfect director to make this kind of movie work.

Who would you like to see in an all-female Ghostbusters team? Feig's Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy would be obvious picks, »

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A Female-Led 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Directed by Paul Feig Would Be Amazing

4 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

There's been much back and forth about the supposed third installment in the "Ghostbusters" franchise. If there was ever a time to do it, it'd probably be now -- this year marks the original film's 30th anniversary (and the sequel's 25th anniversary, for all those fans of evil paintings) and there's clearly interest there, what with the traveling Gallery 1988 art show and an upcoming Blu-ray box set of the two films, re-mastered and stuffed with special features. But nobody's quite gotten a handle on what the film should be, and, more importantly, who should direct it. But it looks like Sony might have finally nailed down both.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sony has zeroed in on a filmmaker that they are keen on shepherding the franchise with: Paul Feig, the director of "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat" (for what it's worth he also happens to be the nicest human currently »

- Drew Taylor

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Paul Feig Reportedly in Talks for All-Female Ghostbusters Reboot

3 August 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Who ya gonna call? Not who you're thinking, apparently. Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is in talks with Sony Pictures to helm an all-female reboot of Ghostbusters, Variety reports. This will have no connection to the much-ballyhooed Ghostbusters 3, but, rather, is a total remake of the original franchise, this time starring comedic actresses. No formal negotiations have taken place, and Sony declined to comment on the project. Feig has numerous other projects in development - including one that has him re-teaming with Melissa McCarthy - so whatever form the Ghostbusters reboot takes, it likely won't be Feig's next project. The »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Paul Feig Reportedly in Talks for All-Female Ghostbusters Reboot

3 August 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Who ya gonna call? Not who you're thinking, apparently. Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is in talks with Sony Pictures to helm an all-female reboot of Ghostbusters, Variety reports. This will have no connection to the much-ballyhooed Ghostbusters 3, but, rather, is a total remake of the original franchise, this time starring comedic actresses. No formal negotiations have taken place, and Sony declined to comment on the project. Feig has numerous other projects in development - including one that has him re-teaming with Melissa McCarthy - so whatever form the Ghostbusters reboot takes, it likely won't be Feig's next project. The »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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A Female ‘Ghostbusters'? ‘Bridesmaids’ Paul Feig Talks Reboot With Sony

2 August 2014 4:12 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After years of struggling to develop “Ghostbusters 3,” Sony Pictures is entertaining the idea of a female-driven reboot of the original cult hit that would be written, directed and produced by “Bridesmaids” filmmaker Paul Feig, multiple individuals familiar with the situation have told TheWrap. While Sony was believed to be happy with the last draft of “Ghostbusters 3” which was written by Etan Cohen (“Tropic Thunder”), the studio has had second thoughts and reversed course, sparking to Feig's empowered take and discussing his rewriting the project from scratch, according to insiders. It's unclear what creative connection if any, the new »

- Jeff Sneider

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Ghostbusters 3 Looking to Bust Bridesmaids Director

2 August 2014 1:07 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Reporting on Ghostbusters III news has become as enjoyable as kneeling at the side of the road to randomly rub gravel into your scalp. But alas... we're here to do it for better or worse. Next up... Sony has revealed its first choice pick for director.

According to THR, Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) has emerged as the frontrunner, and Feig has shown interest in taking on the project. Sources caution that no formal negotiations have taken place, and a lot must be worked out before the casual discussions turn serious and Feig accepts the job. But he is the studio's first choice. Sony declined to comment.

Of course they did.

As always, take this with a grain of salt, and also as always, expect more soon.

Etan Cohen penned the Ghostbusters III script, which is cut from the same cloth as the original films. The original Ghostbusters will have »

- Steve Barton

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Paul Feig in Talks to Direct ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot With Women

2 August 2014 12:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paul Feig is being courted to direct and produce a “Ghostbusters” comedy reboot.

Feig is not helming “Ghostbusters 3″ or another sequel, in any sense of the word, as has been incorrectly reported.

The movie is a total reboot most likely with female characters played by comedic actresses in the ghostbusting roles, according to sources. The script will be written from scratch.

Feig, who is best known for helming the comedy hits “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat,” has been in conversation with Sony to direct the project. However, no formal negotiations have taken place yet. Sony declined to comment.

Feig is also re-teaming with Melissa McCarthy to direct her latest comedy “Spy,” which is slated for a Memorial Day 2015 release. The director has several new scripts in development at Fox that will likely be ready to go while he’s at work on “Spy” so this “Ghostbusters” fem reboot will not necessarily be his next film. »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Ghostbusters 3 to start shooting Spring 2015

24 July 2014 1:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Could the long-gestating Ghostbusters 3 finally be heading into production? Well, according to Dan Aykroyd, it very well could be.

In an interview with The Today Show, the original writer and star said that, as far as he knows, Ghostbusters 3 will start production in spring 2015.

“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 »

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Dan Aykroyd Says Ghostbusters 3 Goes Into Pre-Production This Spring

23 July 2014 4:59 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

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.

Etan Cohen penned the Ghostbusters III script, which is cut from the same cloth as the original films. The original Ghostbusters will have »

- Matt Serafini

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Deauville to honour Will Ferrell

23 July 2014 5:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Deauville American Film Festival to screen a retrospective of Us comedian’s work.

Will Ferrell, the Us actor, screenwriter and producer behind Anchorman and Stepbrothers, is to be honoured by France’s 40th Deauville American Film Festival (Sept 5-15).

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.

Ferrell will join Us actress Jessica Chastain and director James Cameron, who will present his latest film Deepsea Challenger 3D, in the seaside Normandy town. »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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40th Deauville American Film Festival to Fete ‘King of Comedy’ Will Ferrell

23 July 2014 3:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 40th edition of the Deauville American Film Festival, which runs Sept. 5-14, is to honor Will Ferrell with an homage, festival director Bruno Barde has revealed.

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

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'Chronicle' Writer Max Landis Shares His 'Ghostbusters 3' Pitch

18 June 2014 7:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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

Frankenstein, Me Him Her, American Ultra and Mr. Right come out next year. Working on things at Uni and Sony, and indies. GB3, sadly, no.

Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) June 18, 2014

However, the writer was asked repeatedly by his Twitter followers what his Ghostbusters pitch would have been. »

- MovieWeb

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Max Landis Denies Reports He's Writing 'Ghostbusters 3', but Does Share an Opening Pitch

18 June 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

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

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Student Sues 'Mib 3' Writers For $2 Billion Claiming They Stole From His Homework

16 June 2014 12:20 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

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 »

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Sigourney Weaver to Return for Ghostbusters 3, Reveals Plot Detail

10 June 2014 7:10 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

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." »

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Ghostbusters stars reveal threequel plot details

10 June 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

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...

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Sigourney Weaver Reveals Crucial 'Ghostbusters 3' Plot Details

9 June 2014 3:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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.'"

Sony Pictures production president Doug Belgrad also issued a brief statement in regards to the progress of Ghostbusters. »

- MovieWeb

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Sigourney Weaver Confirms Crucial Ghostbusters 3 Plot Point

9 June 2014 5:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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.

Referring to the moment that Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman approached her about becoming involved in a new film, she recalled:

“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

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