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Sigourney Weaver offered to play Slimer in Ghostbusters reboot

8 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sigourney Weaver has revealed that she offered to play Slimer in the forthcoming Ghostbusters movie.

The actress, who starred as Dana Barrett in the 1984 original and its 1989 sequel, quipped that she would appear in the film as long as she could play the famous green ghost.

"I don't feel like a sci-fi icon" Sigourney Weaver on Alien, Ghostbusters, Avatar

When asked by Digital Spy about the possibility of her starring in the film, she replied: "I offered when I met [director Paul Feig]... at the Saturday Night Live reunion.

"He said, 'We'd love to have you in it'. I said, 'Well, only if I can play Slimer'. He said he didn't think that would work out."

Speaking about the reboot, Weaver said: "I'm such a huge fan of all those women and I can't wait to see what they do with it.

"I think the main thing that we all want is for »

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"I don't feel like a sci-fi icon" Sigourney Weaver on Alien, Ghostbusters, Avatar

4 March 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ever since she faced down the slobbering Xenomorph in Ridley Scott's 1979 space horror Alien, Sigourney Weaver has been cemented as a science fiction icon in the minds of movie fans.

In the years since, she reprised her role as Alien's Ellen Ripley on three separate occasions, starred in a pair of Ghostbusters movies and featured in genre trailblazer Avatar (the highest grossing film of all time).

Weaver's CV is also full of many more great sci-fi roles, including the villain in Paul, cult comedy Galaxy Quest and this week's robocomedy Chappie.

Digital Spy sat down with Weaver to talk through how she feels about being seen as a sci-fi icon, the marathon shoot for Avatar 2, 3 and 4, and the offer she made to Paul Feig to appear in Ghostbusters 3.

Chappie opens in cinemas on March 6.

Watch Weaver and director Neill Blomkamp discuss their new Alien film below: »

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Sigourney Weaver Doesn’t Play The Same Character In Avatar Sequels

2 March 2015 10:39 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

While promoting Chappie on the Jonathan Ross show, Sigourney Weaver fielded the inevitable questions about Alien 5 and Avatars 2, 3 and 4. She had nothing new to add on the Alien movie, but maybe she did shine some new light on the Avatar sequels.

As you’ll see in this clip, Weaver said “I don’t play the same character.”

Without spoiling Avatar for those of you born in the last four years, there were only a handful of ways in which Weaver could be coming back as the same character.

Perhaps James Cameron’s previous comment, that Weaver’s role will “evolve” is the key to this. I’ve been hearing people say “Swamp Thing” and “Avatar sequel” in the same paragraph for a few years now, and I wonder if that the puzzle doesn’t have a very simple solution.

I guess it all depends on what you mean by “the same character, »

- Brendon Connelly

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Avatar 2 Will See Sigourney Weaver Play A Brand New Character

2 March 2015 8:34 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Last we heard of Avatar 2 and its pair of subsequent sequels, director James Cameron had opted to delay the upcoming installments due to a complex script. This is largely due to the fact that all three movies are set to be filmed simultaneously, leaving cast and crew with a lot of plates to keep spinning. However, despite the events of the first Avatar in 2009, one seemingly core member of the original film set to rejoin production is Sigourney Weaver, who may not play Grace Augustine upon her return.

That’s according to the actress herself, who recently appeared on The Jonathan Ross show to talk all-things-Chappie (with a spice of Blomkamp’s mysterious Alien sequel thrown in for good measure, no doubt). And during the course of the interview, Weaver was asked how she will be able to return to the mystical world of Pandora. Put simply, the »

- Michael Briers

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Sigourney Weaver Says She'll Be Playing A New Character In The 'Avatar' Sequels

2 March 2015 6:21 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"...have you ever heard of nonlinear storytelling? A lot happens on that planet before she shows up, and before Jake shows up to join her," James Cameron said in 2011 about the return of Sigourney Weaver in the "Avatar" sequels even though her character, Grace, died. "She’s there for fifteen years ahead of time. I don’t know, but I wouldn’t jump to conclusions. And I’ve already said way too much about 'Avatar 2 and 3' here and there, but people piece it together like those voice cameos and tell the whole story!" And yet, Cameron couldn't helping saying a few more words: "Okay, here’s the deal. When you have a science-fiction series, a science-fiction franchise, you’re never dead, unless your DNA is expunged from the universe. And then there’s always time travel!" So is Grace dead, alive, or transformed? Well, we'll find out eventually, but »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Horror's Final Girls: What happened to the stars of Halloween, Scream?

28 February 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

After a bombardment of terrible sequels and remakes, the horror movie genre is undergoing something of a renaissance of late with the excellent Babadook and this week's It Follows leading the charge.

Both films are driven by strong performances from up-and-coming female stars (Essie Davis and Maika Monroe), which brings to mind a classic horror movie trope: the Final Girl. Most prevalent in slasher films, the Final Girl is the last character standing who confronts a killer/ghost/demon and lives to tell the tale.

Digital Spy looks back at 7 of our favourite horror movie Final Girls, why they're iconic and what they're up to now...

1. Neve Campbell - Sidney Prescott in Scream

Many horror fans thought Drew Barrymore would end up being Scream's Final Girl when they first watched Wes Craven's 1996 horror, but the director offed her in the opening moments leaving Neve Campbell's Sidney Prescott to face down Ghostface. »

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James Cameron Announces the Private School He Founded with His Wife Is Going Vegan

27 February 2015 11:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Where is James Cameron headed for his latest project? A school cafeteria. The Titanic director and his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, are introducing an entirely plant-based menu at their private academy, the Muse School, which they founded in 2006 in Calabasas, California. But don't refer to the menu as vegan. "The average person would say vegan, but we say whole food, plant-based," the Hollywood filmmaker clarified at a Feb. 19 benefit celebrating his wife's Red Carpet Green Dress campaign, according to THR. "It's about raising kids who don't think it's strange or exotic or worthy of a pat on the back to »

- Jacqueline Andriakos, @jandriakos

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James Cameron Announces the Private School He Founded with His Wife Is Going Vegan

27 February 2015 11:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Where is James Cameron headed for his latest project? A school cafeteria. The Titanic director and his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, are introducing an entirely plant-based menu at their private academy, the Muse School, which they founded in 2006 in Calabasas, California. But don't refer to the menu as vegan. "The average person would say vegan, but we say whole food, plant-based," the Hollywood filmmaker clarified at a Feb. 19 benefit celebrating his wife's Red Carpet Green Dress campaign, according to THR. "It's about raising kids who don't think it's strange or exotic or worthy of a pat on the back to »

- Jacqueline Andriakos, @jandriakos

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Tanner Beard Talks Working With Malick and his roles on and off the screen

27 February 2015 5:53 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

I got the chance to chat with the multi-talented Tanner Beard about his time as Executive Producer on the latest Terrence Malick film Knight of Cups. Malick brings his spiritual effervescence to the vapid decadence of Hollywood, and the results look to be distastefully incandescent. Tanner Beard provides Malick what he needs to deliver on that vision. But he also acts, writes, and directs. Outside of Knight Of Cups he’s got a Western, an animated feature, a Christmas Comedy, and a couple documentaries on the back burner. But he’s thankful to stay so busy in an industry he loves, and it was a pleasure to discuss the details of his career. Check it out!

Q. People tend to demonize producers as these constant obstacles on the director and crew. But how does that differ or stand in the independent market? 

A. Well... Taking Knight Of Cups out of the equation. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Aaron Hunt)

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James Cameron oversees operations on the Avatar theme park in this new video

27 February 2015 4:01 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

When James Cameron brought Avatar to cinemas, it changed the game on live-action/CG integration and the use of 3D, for better and for worse. I don't think anyone would argue that the story was the weakest aspect but like it or not, a trio of sequels are still on their way. While we won't see Avatar 2 until December 25 of 2017, the Avatar-themed area in Disney's Animal Kingdom opens earlier the same year. It's hard to argue with the sights of Avatar and if »

- Sean Wist

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Video: James Cameron Explores Prototypes Of Avatar Land’s Fake Pandora

27 February 2015 12:04 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Every few months the Disney Parks YouTube channel will update with something on Avatar Land, the upcoming attraction being built for the Animal Kingdom theme park in Florida. We’re years away from the ‘land’ opening to the public, so the teases are generally vague and minor, but this latest one at least gives us a look at Fake Pandora’s fake Pandora plants.

You’ll also see James Cameron walking around, pointing and nodding, the better to let us know that he’s ‘hands on’ and giving all of the elements of Avatar Land his personal approval.

Some glow in the dark lichen isn’t the kind of advertisement that a good, clear look at a fancy Mountain Banshee ride would be, but this simple, ground-level stuff is going to be instrumental to creating the all-round ‘trip to Pandora’ effect that the imagineers are going for. If they get that right, »

- Brendon Connelly

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Avatar comes to Disney's Animal Kingdom: Go behind the scenes

26 February 2015 2:13 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Disney has unveiled a first-look preview of James Cameron's Avatar at its Florida theme park.

Pandora: The Land of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom will open in 2017 to coincide with the release of Cameron's Avatar sequel.

Attractions confirmed for The Land of Avatar include a Banshee flight simulator and a boat ride through the mystical Pandora.

Cameron can be seen in Disney's newly-released promotional video personally examining elements of The Land of Avatar, from wildlife to interactive displays.

Disney Imagineering chief Bruce Vaughn described Pandora: The Land of Avatar in a blog accompanying the promo as "one of the most dynamic and collaborative" attractions in the history of Disney parks.

Ground was broken for the construction of Pandora: The Land of Avatar in January 2014, three years after Disney signed an exclusive contract with the director.

Avatar 2 will be released on Christmas Day in 2017, with two more sequels to follow »

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Watch: James Cameron Visits Avatar Land’s Bioluminescent Forrest

26 February 2015 1:08 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Its been a while since we’ve heard anything about Avatar Land, Disney World’s upcoming theme park land based on James Cameron‘s epic Avatar franchise. Last we heard, construction had begun on Pandora in January 2014 in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando Florida. Today we get an update which gives us a preview of some of the […]

The post Watch: James Cameron Visits Avatar Land’s Bioluminescent Forrest appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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James Cameron Visits 'Avatar' Land in Disney Parks Video

26 February 2015 1:03 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in January 2014, construction began on the Avatar Land theme park at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida, although we haven't heard any updates on this ambitious project since then. Today, the Disney Parks blog posted a new video where Avatar director James Cameron is shown several features that will be implemented in the park, including the bioluminescent forrest, while visiting Disney's Glendale, California offices. Here's what the director had to say about what he has seen so far of Avatar Land.

"I think one of the things that people loved about the movie is that they felt as if they had visited Pandora...Now, thanks to Disney's amazing Imagineers, people are going to truly experience Pandora firsthand. From the details in the plants to the production and design, extraordinary thought and care has gone into this entire world. The teams have really created something special, and it's not going to be like anything else. »

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James Cameron Visits 'Avatar' Land in Disney Parks Video

26 February 2015 1:03 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in January 2014, construction began on the Avatar Land theme park at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida, although we haven't heard any updates on this ambitious project since then. Today, the Disney Parks blog posted a new video where Avatar director James Cameron is shown several features that will be implemented in the park, including the bioluminescent forrest, while visiting Disney's Glendale, California offices. Here's what the director had to say about what he has seen so far of Avatar Land.

"I think one of the things that people loved about the movie is that they felt as if they had visited Pandora...Now, thanks to Disney's amazing Imagineers, people are going to truly experience Pandora firsthand. From the details in the plants to the production and design, extraordinary thought and care has gone into this entire world. The teams have really created something special, and it's not going to be like anything else. »

- MovieWeb

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10 Things You Need To Know About James Cameron’s Spider-Man

25 February 2015 9:33 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Sony clearly have no idea what they’re doing with Spider-Man. Sam Raimi’s trilogy of films started off strong, before dropping off a quality cliff into a terrible movie ravine with the final instalment. So precipitous was the descent, they decided to just junk the whole thing and start again with The Amazing Spider-Man reboot, which has already disenfranchised fans within two movies.

They considered starting again, bringing back Sam Raimi, and even pushing forward with an animated film from the makers of The Lego Movie. In the end they’ve gone ahead and thrown in with Marvel Studios, who will co-produce the next Amazing Spider-Man film – although, apparently, with a new cast and director. So they’re basically starting again.

If that seems like a bunch of bad ideas strung together, however, just know that it could’ve been worse. So much worse. In the early nineties Marvel weren’t doing so well, »

- Tom Baker

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Tom Rothman’s Top Priorities at Sony: Cut Costs, Make Peace

25 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment endured a corporate tsunami last winter on the scale that few Hollywood players have ever faced, after its inner workings were laid bare by hackers.

By picking Tom Rothman, 60, an exec who approaches business and life with hurricane-force intensity, to run the studio, Sony’s leadership is unleashing another round of disruption in Culver City.

The surprise appointment by Spe chief executive Michael Lynton is intended to forsake the status quo, rein in costs and create more movie franchises to compete with rival studios. Rothman’s elevation is also expected to roil Sony’s executive suite and on-lot producers, and could potentially strain relations with some top talent.

The safe bet in the days leading up to Rothman’s ascension was that Sony would tap Doug Belgrad, the well-liked motion picture group president, to succeed ousted studio chief Amy Pascal. But Rothman’s prior experience co-running Fox Filmed Entertainment, »

- Brent Lang and James Rainey

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Tom Rothman Will Replace Amy Pascal at Sony

24 February 2015 10:02 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Deadline is reporting that TriStar's Tim Rothman will become the new head of Sony Pictures, taking the place of former studio chief Amy Pascal, who left her post earlier this month after the fallout from the Sony hacks (though it wasn't just that). Rothman is known for his long career leading 20th Century Fox — a studio tenure that produced James Cameron's blockbuster hits Avatar and Titanic — though he's also notoriously hands-on when it comes to comic-book films, a genre that has only grown in importance over the last decade. Best of luck, Spider-Man franchise! »

- Lindsey Weber

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Blu-ray announced for Cake starring Jennifer Aniston

23 February 2015 6:31 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the film having just reached UK shores over the weekend, 20th Century Fox have announced the Us Blu-ray release of Cake, the new film from director Daniel Barnz (Beastly).

See Also: Read our review of Cake here

Cake stars Jennifer Aniston alongside Anna Kendrick (Into the Woods), Sam Worthington (Avatar), Felicity Huffman (Transamerica) and William H. Macy (Fargo), and is set to be released on April 21st.

Cake takes us into the darkly funny world of Claire Bennett (Jennifer Aniston) who initiates a dubious relationship with a widower (Sam Worthington) while confronting fantastical hallucinations of his dead wife (Anna Kendrick). With her feisty housekeeper-cum-caretaker (Adriana Barraza) ever at her side, Claire searches for human connection and self-forgiveness in this tale of personal redemption.

Special Features:

–The Many Layers of Cake: Learning to Live Again

–The Icing on the Cake: Meet the Cast

–Theatrical Trailer

 

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- Scott J. Davis

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Zoe Saldana's Incredible Post-Baby Body Look at the Oscars, Explained! Plus, How Her Twin Boys Helped Her Prep for the Red Carpet

23 February 2015 1:24 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

What's her secret?  Zoe Saldana blew everyone away when she walked the red carpet at the Oscars  2015 on Sunday, Feb. 22, wearing a form-fitting custom Atelier Versace with dazzling Neil Lane jewels just three months after giving birth to her twin boys, Bowie and Cy. The Avatar actress, 36, was a walking billboard for a killer post-baby body figure, and she tells Us Weekly it didn't take long to settle on the gown that would cause mouths to drop.  "Petra [Flannery], my stylist, called and it was [...] »

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