January 27, 2015
After we heard that Melissa McCarthy was in talks for a role in Ghostbusters, it looks like director Paul Feig has found the rest of the paranormal investigators. Feig just took to Twitter with a picture of four actresses for the lead roles and not only is McCarthy confirmed to be in the film, but the rest of the crew is all "Saturday Night Live" cast members, though not all of them are the ones many were hoping for. Instead, Kristen Wiig Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones are the other three Ghostbusters. Deadline says the studio is still in talks with all the stars, but Feig seems to be sure that everything is going to work. Read on!
January 9, 2015
Though there have been plenty of casting suggestions as to who should fill out the female cast of Bridesmaids director Paul Feig's reboot of Ghostbusters, one of the most likely names that would be cast was that of Melissa McCarthy. The actress got a huge big screen break with her supporting role in Bridesmaids, and she was one of the leads in Feig's cop comedy The Heat, not to mention leading his forthcoming spy comedy, appropriate titled Spy (formerly known as Susan Cooper). Now THR has learned that she's in early talks for a Ghostbusters role, but the problem in finalizing a deal might lie in scheduling.
December 15, 2014
Now before you get all confused, let's just reiterate the fact that Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is working on a reboot of Ghosbusters with The Heat writer Katie Dippold, and it will have an all-female cast of paranormal investigators this time. So how is it possible that these three male stars could end up busting ghosts? Well, there's two very different prospects here. First of all, Sony Pictures wants Ryan Gosling to take a role in their developing Sinister Six (though who knows if that will even get off the ground), but the Crazy Stupid Love and Gangster Squad star has expressed interest in the Ghostbusters reboot instead.
December 11, 2014
Now that we know Columbia Pictures is actively developing a reboot of Ghostbusters from director Paul Feig and his The Heat writer Katie Dippold with an eye towards an all-female cast, there's no doubt that pretty much every actress in Hollywood probably wants in on that gig. Therefore, we're not surprised to hear from an interview on "Today" with Rebel Wilson that she has met with her Bridesmaids director about potentially starring in the film. Matt Lauer asked about the prospect and the Pitch Perfect star said, “I have had a meeting. But who knows? They will have to look at the script when it’s finished… I’d do that for free."
November 5, 2014
While Columbia Pictures has struggled for years to get the original cast of Ghostbusters back together for a new feature film, Entertainment Weekly was able to round them up for a much less daunting task: a photo shoot. Yes, the surviving principal cast members of the 1984 classic assembled for a special reunion issue that magazine is having for various other films and television series. Sadly, Harold Ramis is no longer with us, so he doesn't appear with the group, but it's cool seeing Bill Murray finally hanging out with Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver again. We just wish Rick Moranis was there too. Look!
October 31, 2014
It's Halloween, so it's the perfect time for some Ghostbusters fun, especially since this year is the 30th anniversary of the 1984 classic. This time we've got a sweded version of the original trailer for the film that was made by some middle school students from Raw Art Works, a nonprofit organization set up in Lynn, Massachusetts with an aim to encourage young people to tell stories through filmmaking. It's a fun little video that would make Michel Gondry proud as they use the real audio from the original Ghostbusters trailer and shot footage using whatever props they found, from NERF guns to toy cars. It's adorable. Watch!
October 14, 2014
Thanks to "The X-Files," there's no doubt that Gillian Anderson will always be one of the most prominent females in the genre of science fiction. However, since she's not so busy tracking conspiracies, aliens and other strange cases, she's looking to enter the world of the paranormal. Anderson just recently took part in a Reddit AMA (via THR) and was asked whether or not she was interested in the all-female Ghostbusters reboot that's in the works from director Paul Feig and his The Heat writer Katie Dippold. Surely every female actress in Hollywood is hungry for a role in the film, and Anderson revealed that she's no different.
October 13, 2014
"I couldn't help it. It just popped in there." There's already been a collectible glow-in-the-dark vinyl record released commemorating the 30th anniversary of the classic comedy Ghostbusters for the film's 30th anniversary, but we're not done with the vinyl fun yet. The official Ghostbusters online store (via The Verge) is currently selling The Stay Puft Super Deluxe Edition Vinyl, a limited edition collectible package crafted in the same vein as the marshmallow villain Gozer calls upon to destroy New York City. The vinyl includes the hit single “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. and the “Ghostbusters” rap by Run-DMC from Ghostbusters II, supposedly a fan-favorite. But there's other goodies in the package as well. Look below!
October 10, 2014
It's been a big week for news regarding the future of the Ghostbusters franchise. It's been officially confirmed that the percolating project at Sony Pictures from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and The Heat writer Katie Dippold will be a hard reboot featuring an all-female team of paranormal investigators (teaser image from Mashable). That means there won't be any ties to the first two Ghostbusters films. In addition, Feig also said yesterday this wouldn't be a remake of the original Ghostbusters, and would have a completely new approach to the concept that wouldn't duplicate the original characters and simply adapt them for female actresses. That means anything is possible. So who do you want to star in the film? Discuss!
October 9, 2014
News just hit yesterday that the all-female Ghostbusters reboot from The Heat and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig was officially coming together with writer Katie Dippold taking on scripting duties. Now Feig has taken the time to chat with EW about the highly scrutinized developing project where he does a little bit of damage control for fans who are outraged that this project is even happening, and also explains what he hopes to accomplish with the film that will have no ties to the original films at all. In addition, he also wants to have the film actually be scary, something that the original Ghostbusters accomplishes pretty damn well.
October 8, 2014
Right at the end of the summer, some big news surfaced reporting that Sony Pictures had hired Bridesmaids director Paul Feig to be at the helm of an all-female Ghostbusters reboot. However, speaking about the future of the Ghostbusters franchise, Dan Aykroyd cautioned that a script still needed to be written. Well, now that time has come as THR reports Katie Dippold, the screenwriter behind Feig's buddy cop comedy The Heat, has been hired to write the film that will not be connected to the first two Ghostbusters movies, but will launch a new series. This still sounds like the best possible approach to keeping Ghostbusters alive.
September 29, 2014
There's no doubt that one of the most iconic vehicles in the history of cinema is the Ecto-1, the tricked out classic ambulance turned paranormal investigation hub featured in the supernatural comedy classic Ghostbusters. It was recently immortalized in LEGO form for the film's 30th anniversary, and you can get plenty of other versions in various sizes from Amazon, eBay and all over the place. But just how did the design and idea for this vehicle come about? Thenkfully, Beyond the Marquee recently had an extensive chat with the vehicle's designer Stephen Dane, and he explains the origins of the car and how it came together.
September 17, 2014
Following the death of Harold Ramis, the script for Ghostbusters 3 was meant to be rewritten to compensate for his absence on-screen. But sometime after, it sounded like the original plan for just another sequel having the old team of Ghostbusters passing the torch on to a new generation might be abandoned in favor of a reboot that would follow an all-female cast, with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig behind the camera. However, that new approach could be part of a bigger plan Dan Aykroyd says is coming together behind the scenes to give the world of Ghostbusters the Marvel universe style treatment. More below!
September 16, 2014
Continuing the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, after the re-release of the film in theaters over Labor Day weekend (you can probably still catch it in some theaters), we get a really sweet way to honor the paranormal comedy classic. We've seen limited edition vinyl, a LEGO version of the Ecto-1 and even a traveling art show from Galley 1988 to celebrate the film. Now it's the folks at Krispy Kreme getting in on the fun with official Ghostbusters donuts. The donut makers made the announcement today in conjunction with the recent Blu-Ray release of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II in one set. Look below!