February 26, 2014
Following the unfortunate passing of Harold Ramis earlier this week, some were wondering what would happen with the forever gestating sequel Ghostbusters 3, which was meant to continue the paranormal comedy franchise written and starring the iconic comedian. Well, it sounds like Columbia Pictures still has every intention of making the film, but THR says the death of Ramis means that the script written by "The Office" duo Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky will need to be slightly reworked. However, since Ramis and the rest of the original Ghostbusters were minimally involved in the story, not much will be changed.
February 24, 2014
What a terrible start to the week. The Chicago Tribune has reported that writer, director and actor Harold Ramis, best known for playing Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (not to mention writing the screenplay), has passed away at age 69 due to complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels. Ramis started his comedy career at Second City in Chicago (not to mention the improv troupe's TV series "SCTV"), where he would become buddies with the late John Belushi, a comedian whose career he helped launch by writing the college comedy classic National Lampoon's Animal House. And that's just the beginning of his legendary influence on comedy. Read on.
February 17, 2014
Just last month, we learned that LEGO had officially approved the custom Ecto-1 vehicle set inspired by the iconic vehicle from Ghostbusters, after it was put up for approval by the custom LEGO community Cuusoo. However, so far the only pictures we've seen were of the set as it was proposed to LEGO. With the Toy Fair happening in New York City, we have the first official images of the new LEGO set arriving in June of this year, just in time for the film's 30th anniversary. As we hopes, not only does the set include the vehicle itself, but also all four of the Ghostbusters. Sadly, there's no sign of Slimer being included though.
January 30, 2014
Fans of both movies and aweeom LEGO sets had a great victory last year when the Cuusoo campaigned set for the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future became a reality. Now another 80s movie with an iconic vehicle is getting the same LEGO treatment. Last summer, we called your attention to another cutom Cuusoo set inspired by the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters. As with all custom sets vying for official production approval from Cuusoo, it needed 10,000 votes to make it in front of the LEGO board, and now the set has been approved for production, just in time to celebrate the film's 30th anniversary this year. More below!
November 8, 2013
Here's your daily dose of a big grain of salt as two new rumors regarding Ghostbusters 3 have popped up on two different days. The first rumor seemed so sketchy that we decided to throw it to the side, but when the second details surfaced, we thought there might be something here. First of all, Schmoes Know, has been all about casting rumors lately from Batman vs. Superman, but they also correctly reported the return of Tim Burton and Michael Keaton to Beetlejuice 2. Now they're saying that offers are out to Jonah Hill and Emma Stone for characters named Jeremy and Anna, but no details on their roles were known at the time.
July 29, 2013
Though fans may have had their dreams of a Shaun of the Dead LEGO set crushed in the spring of 2012, the community driven site of LEGO fans at Cuusoo do have the Back to the Future LEGO set which should be on shelves now (see photos here). Now it's time for fans to step into action again as a very special LEGO set needs votes into order to go before a real LEGO jury to determine whether or not they want to put the set into production. BrentWaller has crafted a 30th anniversary set featuring the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle from Ghostbusters for the film's 30th anniversary in 2014, and yes, it has LEGO minifigures of the whole team.
June 25, 2013
Just last month, we brought our attention to Rick Moranis. The star of Spaceballs, Ghostbusters, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and more has been mostly out of the limelight aside from a Grammy nomination for his album called The Agoraphobic Cowboy. The reason Moranis was back on our minds because his newest musical comedy album My Mother's Brisket was being released soon (buy it on iTunes or stream it on Spotify). And with that release, we were hoping Moranis would make some publicity rounds, and he might end up thinking about getting back on the big screen. Thankfully, it sounds like the actor isn't nearly as retired from the industry as once thought, and he might be up for a bit of a comeback. Read on!
June 10, 2013
Though it seems like someone down in Australia is having a dry laugh, on a slow news day like this, we're willing to entertain this teaser trailer for an independent documentary called Spook Central. Bloody Disgusting was sent this sneak preview from director Ivo Shandor which takes a seemingly in-depth look at Ghostbusters, not unlike Room 237, which dives into the themes and making of The Shining. The teaser contains brief pieces of analysis of the 1984 film, and while there are some interesting facts and observations from the voiceover, we're not sure this is really meant to be a genuine examination of the film.
May 20, 2013
While fans wait for the long-gestating and frequently hyped Ghostbusters 3, a sequel that we're not necessarily excited about anymore, some vague story details have now surfaced from Dan Aykroyd himself. The co-writer and star of the film has been one of the few consistent parts of the hype machine for this developing sequel, and he recently appeared on "Larry King Now" (the TV personality has appeared in the franchise as himself) with some vague plot details that sounds relatively interesting. Aside from again confirming a new, young Ghostbusters, Aykroyd reveals info about the supernatural force they'll deal with.
February 20, 2013
After seeing a failed Shaun of the Dead LEGO set get shot down, and a stellar Back to the Future DeLorean set get approved for production, we're pretty taken aback with this new creation. Alex Jones, a LEGO aficionado who has crafted some amazing custom creations, has taken the time to create a meticulously detailed set emulating the firehouse from Ghostbusters. Now for those who may remember that only a couple rooms in the tall building can be seen in the two movies, Jones went the extra step to watch the entire Ghostbusters cartoon series to fill in the gaps and fit some of the settings into his impressive model.
October 18, 2012
Again, we're still vehemently opposed to all the non-substantial updates about the long gestating Ghostbusters 3, and my rant about the long road to the big screen creating too much hype and eventual disappointment still stands. But today some big news comes from Deadline in the form of some studio shuffling that has given the long-gestating sequel a potential production start. In a story about Paramount delaying Ivan Reitman's football comedy Draft Day, the reason given for the push is because Reitman "is expected to finally get the long-gestating Ghostbusters reboot in front of the cameras next summer." What?
July 10, 2012
Don't worry. We're still vehemently opposed to all the non-updates about the long gestating Ghostbusters 3, and my rant about the long road to the big screen creating too much hype and eventual disappointment still stands. But today marks the first real development on the sequel in a long time. This time it's not just Bill Murray saying he won't do the movie or Dan Aykroyd still saying they're trying to get the script perfect. Instead, Variety reports Columbia Pictures is hiring Etan Cohen, who just helped the studio snag a hit with Men in Black 3, has just been hired to write the new supernatural action comedy sequel now. More below!
April 26, 2012
Back in 2010 we featured a small series of vintage travel posters highlighting the fictional locations of Metropolis, Gotham City and Neo Tokyo from talented graphic artist Justin Van Genderen. He even used New York as a location, but used fictional heroes like Spider-Man to make it fantastical. Now he's delivered another fantastic trio of similar posters with a new variation on New York that will be easily recognizable to those of us who have always wanted to wear a positron collider, not to mention a Yippee-Ki-Yay worthy take on Los Angeles and a classic take on Chicago that's all so f*cking hysterical. See what I mean below!
February 29, 2012
Though we tend to hold off on all the monthly updates on the status of Ghostbusters 3, mainly because they're always the same, recent word from Dan Aykroyd seems to be putting nails in the coffin of the long gestating and anticipated sequel. In speaking with The Telegraph (via Collider), the Ghostbusters star and writer stated: "At this point it's in suspended animation. The studio, the director Ivan Reitman and [co-star] Harold Ramis feel there must be a way to do it, but Bill Murray will not do the movie. He doesn't want to be involved." It was at this point that I realized, I don't even want to see this movie anymore.