July 16, 2014
Right now Marvel is the king of crossovers with all of their standalone characters popping up in each other's movies and leading up to The Avengers films every few years. But there's another cool crossover happening this fall, though you won't catch it on the big screen. Instead, IDW Publishing has a comic book mash-up of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters. That's right, the heroes in a half-shell and New York's best paranormal investigators will meet just like The Jetsons and The Flintstones. The story will be a four-issue arc, and if you're wondering exactly how these two universes come together, just keep reading.
July 10, 2014
"Holdin'! Smokin'! Ready! Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown." The 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters has been a hot topic all year, and it's getting ready to culminate in the theatrical re-release of the film just in time for Labor Day. And to hype up the limited engagement, Sony Pictures has released a trailer for the return of Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Dr. Raymond Stanz (Dan Ayrkoyd), Dr. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) to the big screen. We just wish this trailer was better. Why not just edit it as if it was a movie no one had seen before?
June 9, 2014
This weekend Phil Lord & Chris Miller see their first sequel as directors, 22 Jump Street, hitting the big screen, and there's a good chance it's going to take the top spot at the box office. Of course, they're still going to be pretty busy producing The LEGO Movie sequel, already slated for 2017, but besides that, it sounds like the duo is mostly going to take a break. In fact, that seems to be the driving force behind their decision to pass on directing Ghostbusters 3, the pseudo reboot/sequel that is developing at Sony Pictures, home of the 21 Jump Street and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs franchises that they launched.
June 9, 2014
For those who maybe didn't know, this past weekend marked the official 30th anniversary of the 1984 paranormal comedy hit Ghostbusters. The film has proven to be a classic in just 30 years since it was released, and it's still a milestone in the careers of Bill Murray, Dan Ayrkroyd, the late Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver. We'll have to wait a couple months in order to catch the film returning to the big screen to celebrate the anniversary (you can buy the LEGO Ecto-1 set right now), but in the meantime, you can check out a set of interviews from 1984 with Aykroyd and Ramis talking about the film, possible sequels and even more about their thriving career at the time. Watch below!
June 5, 2014
With all the Ghostbusters 30th anniversary love that's been going around, from Gallery 1988's traveling artshow to the LEGO Ecto-1 (on sale now), we've been waiting for some kind of return to theaters, and the time has come. Entertainment Weekly has announced that Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson will return to the big screen with a theatrical re-release of Ghostbusters in over 700 theaters on August 29th. They also say there's more special events and collectible merchandise on the way, not to mention an all-new Blu-Ray collector's set of both films, since it's Ghostbusters II's 25th anniversary too.
June 2, 2014
Well, over the weekend it seemed like Anchorman and Step Brothers director Adam McKay turned out to be the director to take over for departed director Edgar Wright on Marvel's gestating adaptation of their comic book Ant-Man, but then he fell away just as quickly. The film is still slated for release on July 17th, 2015, and Marvel has every intention of sticking with it, so they're still trying to find a replacement quickly. When the shortlist for possible replacements was revealed, Zombieland and Gangster Squad director Ruben Fleischer was up for the job, but The Wrap reports he's also one of the possibilities to direct another developing blockbuster, the Sony sequel/reboot Ghostbusters 3 that's still in development. More below!
May 5, 2014
In case you haven't heard yet, there's a LEGO set of the signature vehicle from Ghostbusters hitting shelves on June 1st. We've featured some photos of the LEGO brick version of the Ecto-1 previously, but now we get an even more in-depth look at the set thanks to Brent Waller (via SlashFilm), the man who created the custom set that inspired LEGO to manufacture their official version by way of the LEGO Ideas community (formerly LEGO Cuusoo). Waller has provided some new photos of the official set and put them side-by-side with is original creation to see how LEGO made some slight changes to perfect the set. Look!
April 20, 2014
Last night, Saturday, April 19th, in New York City, just a few blocks from the Hook & Ladder 8 firehouse, Gallery 1988 opened the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary art show. Located at the Gallery 69 art space in Tribeca, the show includes an impressive amount of Ghostbusters-themed art and merchandise for sale and will be stationed in New York for a week. From here it will head to Los Angeles, then Chicago, then eventually to Comic-Con in July. Ivan Reitman's Ghostbusters was released in June 1984 and the collection of art is one of the best I've seen honoring a classic, with outstanding work from so many well-known artists.
April 16, 2014
"I tried to think of the most harmless thing. Something I loved from my childhood. Something that could never ever possibly destroy us." While the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters is spawning some awesome stuff like Gallery 1988's traveling art show and a limited edition vinyl of the theme by Ray Parker Jr., the one item we're most psyched about is that LEGO version of the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle that our trusty heroes drive around in. But what happens after we build this set when it hits shelves in June? We're going to want more Ghostbusters goodies. Well, the man behind the LEGO Ecto-1 at the LEGO community Cuusoo is back with another hopeful set inspired by the film. It's the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Mother pussbucket.
April 16, 2014
Not too long ago, we called your attention to the fantastic traveling art show from Gallery 1988 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters. The show is hitting New York this weekend, followed by stops in Los Angeles, Chicago and San Diego (during Comic-Con) in the months following. Now a few more pieces from the show have been unveiled, along with details on what will be available for purchase at the gallery show itself, not to mention what fans who aren't lucky enough to attend these shows still have the opportunity to pick up. But first, check out the three newly unveiled pieces from the show just below.
April 2, 2014
In case you haven't been paying attention, this year marks the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters. There'a a LEGO set version of the Ecto-1 and a limited edition vinyl of Ray Parker Jr.'s iconic theme arriving on Record Store Day. Now Gallery 1988 is getting in on the anniversary tributes with their own art show. The traveling exhibition will hit New York, Los Angeles and Chicago before wrapping things up at Comic-Con in San Diego this summer. We've posted the dates and location for the first two shows in NY and LA below, but more importantly you'll want to see the first two awesome pieces from the show to get you excited. Look!
March 25, 2014
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the classic Ghostbusters, and while we're missing writer and star Harold Ramis (and lamenting continuation of Ghostbusters 3), there's plenty of cool stuff happening this year to mark the occasion for fans. The LEGO version of the Ecto-1 is just one of the special releases arriving to celebrate the film 30 years later, and now RecordStoreDay.com (via SlashFilm and Rolling Stone) has keyed us in to a limited edition vinyl pressing of the universally known theme song by Ray Parker Jr. that will be released on April 19th at participating record stores. But this one is going to be pretty hard to snag.
March 20, 2014
While I'm pretty certain that I don't really want a Ghostbusters 3 anymore (my rant from a couple years can be found here), Sony Pictures is going to make it no matter what, so that's just something we all have to deal with. Due to the passing of Harold Ramis, the script is being slightly reworked, and though director Ivan Reitman just revealed he would no longer be behind the camera this week, he's still producing and said the film is eyeing a production start later this year or more likely in early 2015. The only thing that could get us interested was Sony's 21 Jump Street duo Phil Lord & Chris Miller, and they're now in talks to direct.
March 18, 2014
After years and years of rumors, ups and downs, and a bunch of non-news, it sounds like Ghostbusters 3 will finally move into production in early 2015. Deadline has word that Sony Pictures is hoping to being production in New York sometime in that window, but Ivan Reitman will no longer be directing. Despite some grumbling back in 2010, the studio apparently didn't have a problem with bringing Reitman back into the fray to direct a new Ghostbusters, and at one time in 2012, Paramount Pictures even paused development on Reitman's football film Draft Day because he was reported to go shoot the sequel. Read on!