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, »
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. »
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- Mathew Plale
Just three months after signing on to direct 20th Century Fox's highly-anticipated superhero spinoff Gambit, filmmaker Rupert Wyatt backed out of the project two weeks ago. The departure was attributed to a shift in the Gambit production schedule, which was supposed to begin in November, but was then changed to March 2016, which reportedly conflicted with an unspecified project. Today, The Hollywood Reporter claims that the split happened because 20th Century Fox started questioning whether or not the filmmaker was truly committed to the project.
Ironically, just weeks before Rupert Wyatt signed on this past June, a report surfaced that actor/producer Channing Tatum was having trouble finding a director for Gambit. He reportedly approached his Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller, along with Darren Aronofsky (Noah), Gareth Evans (The Raid: Redemption) and J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year). All of those filmmakers passed on the project. But even after Rupert Wyatt signed on, »
Channing Tatum‘s Gambit movie suffered a big blow blow this month when Rupert Wyatt abruptly dropped out. At the time the director cited that old standby, scheduling conflicts. However, a new report points to creative differences as the real reason Wyatt left. Basically, he couldn’t get Fox to sign on to his vision. Find out what led to […]
- Angie Han
2015 has been a shaky year for Gambit. Although Channing Tatum signed on as the card-throwing protagonist last year, his involvement with the movie was briefly in jeopardy for a few weeks until he signed a new deal with 20th Century Fox. Unfortunately, now the film is dealing with the loss of director Rupert Wyatt. Although Wyatt’s departure was originally attributed to a scheduling conflict, it seems other issues may have actually been at fault. According to THR, Wyatt’s exit was the result of the studio wondering if he really was committed to Gambit, with an insider telling them, “Ambivalence is not a good way to go into an expensive movie.” According to an unnamed executive that THR spoke with: I think he's a very principled guy. He wants to make the best version of something, and he's so desperately afraid »
Just like Furious 8, the Channing Tatum Gambit movie is currently languishing without a director after Rupert Wyatt abruptly left the project two weeks ago. At the time, the official euphemism was that a "scheduling conflict" caused Wyatt to drop out, but now THR has the requisite anonymous quotes about the real reason he quit. Apparently, much like Don Draper, Wyatt only likes the beginnings of things: He's dropped out of projects at almost every major studio rather than see his vision be compromised. As one executive put it, "He wants to make the best version of something, and he's so desperately afraid of making something not good that it's easier to walk away than be pushed by committee."That's what seems to have happened with Gambit. As with every major tentpole franchise, Fox wanted input on the production; Wyatt apparently felt like their ideas clashed with his vision, and became increasingly stressed. »
- Nate Jones
Just when it seemed things couldn't get worse for 20th Century Fox following the debacle that was "Fantastic Four," a couple of weeks back it was reported that Rupert Wyatt had exited the studio's Gambit. The reasoning was that there was a "scheduling conflict," which seemed odd considering lensing was slated to begin this fall. But now, production has been pushed to next spring for the Channing Tatum vehicle which is still slated to open on October 7, 2016 (don't count on that release date holding), and as per usual, the story about Wyatt leaving the project is beginning to surface. While it's nothing near as salacious as what went on with Josh Trank and "Fantastic Four," THR reports that Wyatt left for a simple reason: creative control. According to the trade, Wyatt was as good a collaborator as anyone could want ("He shows up. He comes early. He stays late. He's got good ideas. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Following on from his success with "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," filmmaker Rupert Wyatt has become famous more for the films he has dropped out of than the one he actually made - "The Gambler" remake.
Now, sources for THR say that the real split arose after the studio questioned whether Wyatt was in fact committed to doing the project.
This reportedly isn't a "Fantastic Four"-style situation where the director became withdrawn and isolated, Wyatt is "a talent guy... he shows up. He comes early. He stays late. »
- Garth Franklin
Not much is known yet about the plot of Channing Tatum's upcoming "X-Men" spinoff flick, "Gambit," including whether or not fellow mutant Rogue will make an appearance. Now, actress Anna Paquin, who plays Rogue in the series, may have an answer.
In a Twitter exchange with fans earlier this week, Paquin was asked point-blank whether or not she will be in "Gambit." Paquin's response? A simple "no."
@ChargeTheCards @_Lady_S_ @shailenewoodley no
- Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) September 27, 2015
But when the media ran with that quote, stating definitively that Paquin wouldn't be in the flick, the actress backtracked a bit, updating Twitter once more to clarify that her statement "wasn't a press release" and that she just supplied "the information that I currently have." So does that mean that she will appear in the movie after all?
@ComicBook Oh dear! That wasn't a press release!!! I was asked and answered »
- Katie Roberts
The X-Men franchise is in a state of flux. The original series launched in 2000 by director Bryan Singer is said to come to a close with X-Men: Apocalypse, and future films will exist in a fractured timeline caused by the events seen in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Coming next year are two spinoffs, with Deadpool arriving in February and Gambit supposedly coming in October 2016 (that could change though). Its unclear how these next two adventures will tie into the past while creating a new future for the franchise, but one thing is certain. Anna Paquin will not crossover into Gambit despite how important Rogue is to that character.
Rupert Wyatt, best known for Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the The Gambler remake, was set to direct Gambit, with production rumored to start before the end of the year. But he had to drop out due to scheduling issues. »
With Hugh Jackman set to wrap up his lengthy stint as Wolverine in 2017, Fox is scrambling to find a new face of the X-Men franchise, and it may just be Channing Tatum’s Gambit. The movie (which is set to be released next year) hasn’t had an easy time of it recently, with Tatum very
- Josh Wilding
In the comics, the "X-Men" mutants Gambit and Rogue became entangled in a popular superhero love story. Don't expect the same thing to happen in the on-screen version.
In fact, don't expect Anna Paquin's Rogue to show up at all in the upcoming "X-Men" spin-off feature "Gambit" starring Channing Tatum. Paquin was asked on social media if she was involved in the "Gambit" film, the answer was short and succinct.
@ChargeTheCards @LadyS_ @shailenewoodley no
— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) September 27, 2015
This doesn't preclude the possibility of Rogue showing up with another actress in the role, but if this is a part of the same X-Men universe as the main films it would seem unlikely. »
- Garth Franklin
The actress answered a fan question on Twitter about whether she'd be appearing in the film and she answered simply "no". That's it.
@ChargeTheCards @_Lady_S_ @shailenewoodley no
— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) September 27, 2015
She later added of her brief response: "I was asked and answered with the information that I currently have. That is all!"
The True Blood star previously said she would play Rogue again if she got to fly like her character does in the comics.
Rogue had a brief cameo in X-Men: Days of Future Past, although a longer segment featuring her was cut from the original release.
The movie was later released as an extended cut, featuring an extra 17 minutes of footage..
Paquin can next be seen in a remake of the eight-part mini-series Roots »
Channing Tatum and his band of cut dudes including Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, and Adam Rodriguez are back in Magic Mike Xxl, the sweaty sequel coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on October 6.
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While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald revealed that Sony Pictures is currently working on continuing the "Man in Black" franchise. "We're in the middle of it. It's very active," said Parkes. MacDonald added: "It will be reinvented as a trilogy." It was also revealed that Will Smith will not reprise his role. According to the leaked Sony emails, the plan is to use the characters (played by Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill) from the "21 Jump Street" and move them into the "Men in Black" world. »
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
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While the last few decades or so of National Lampoon’s output has been less than stellar, their influence through their humor magazine and films such as the original Vacation and Animal House can still be felt today. For those curious about the formation of the group and their rise to ubiquitous status, a new documentary looks to provide the behind-the-scenes story. »
- TFS Staff
Teresa Giudice has made it clear ... one thing she Definitely misses about life outside metal bars is hot steamy lovin'. We're told during an upcoming Bravo special about Teresa's time in prison, viewers will be treated to phone conversations between Teresa and Joe. The camera is on Joe ... you only hear Teresa from the prison phone. During one conversation, Teresa pleads for a little phone sex. Joe laughs it off ... probably because a camera is trained on his mug. »
- TMZ Staff
It seems like 20th Century Fox.s Gambit movie can.t catch a break. First there was initial trouble trying to find a director to make it. Then there was some drama with Channing Tatum, and stories suggesting that he would possibly leave the project. And then just a few weeks after that whole deal was settled, we got news that director Rupert Wyatt has decided to drop the film and move on to other endeavors. This means the studio is now rushing to find a filmmaker to take his place. so we.ve decided to help out with a few suggestions of our own. There are many things to consider when thinking about a possible director to make Gambit. It.s a filmmaker who should know how to shoot interesting and kinetic action, but you also want somebody who could find the proper tone to get the right amount »
If you were getting excited about the prospect of a Jump Street/Men In Black crossover which would see Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum hunting down aliens alongside Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, you may want to prepare yourself for disappointment. While we still don’t have an update on that possible mashup, we do now
- Josh Wilding
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