June 29, 2015
It's not "who you gonna call?" this time, now it's "what you gunna wear?!" Director Paul Feig has debuted the first photo via Twitter of the Ghostbusters uniforms (but no proton packs?) for the new Ghostbusters movie, starring an all-female team of 'busters. Shooting is now underway. You can see the various nametags on the uniforms for each of the actresses starring in this: Melissa McCarthy as Abby Bergman, Kristen Wiig as Erin Gabler, Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann, and Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan. These new outfits certainly have an old, gritty vibe to them, and they still are jumpsuits, so that's good news at least. Beyond that, I'm waiting to see any actual footage though I've got a strangely good feeling about this movie.
June 10, 2015
This is just perfect. Director Paul Feig has revealed on Twitter early casting news for the new all-female Ghostbusters movie he's currently working on. Feig has announced that Chris Hemsworth, the God of Thunder Thor himself!, will be playing the receptionist in Ghostbusters. Our presumption is this means he's taking on the same role that Annie Potts played as Janine in the original films, which is a perfect swap of the character. Mostly because Hemsworth is becoming funnier (did you see the Vacation trailer?), and yet he's still a talented actor who can take on challenging roles like Rush and In the Heart of the Sea. And because we know Feig is great breaking down usually badass actors, like Jason Statham in Spy. See the tweet below.
April 6, 2015
Even though we've heard that Anthony & Joe Russo were being lined up for another Ghostbusters film to follow the all-female reboot from director Paul Feig, this time with Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt involved, it sounds like Sony Pictures still has their sights set on another duo to enter the paranormal comedy franchise as well. Jeff Sneider from The Wrap mentioned on his Meet the Movie Press podcast that the studio is eyeing Phil Lord & Chris Miller for a future Ghosbusters project. Whether it's the one with Tatum and Pratt or a different spin-off remains to be seen. However, the're also wanted for another gig.
March 9, 2015
Back during the height of the leak from Sony Pictures, one of the stories that surfaced was of another Ghostbusters film that would bring back an all-male cast to follow the forthcoming all-female reboot starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Channing Tatum was said to be involved and the hope was to get Chris Pratt on board too. While the latter seems to still be in flux, Deadline is reporting this companion Ghostbusters project is part of a new endeavor at Sony Pictures called Ghost Corps. and Anthony & Joe Russo, fresh off their new deal at the studio, will be directing this one.
February 18, 2015
Even though Ghostbusters 3 has been in development for years, the forthcoming revival of the classic paranormal comedy franchise is coming in the form of a reboot from The Heat director Paul Feig and the film's writer Katie Dippold. And as we already know, this time our four main characters will be female, played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. However, just because Columbia Pictures decided to go in another direction to bring back Ghostbusters, that doesn't mean we won't see another iteration, because Dan Aykroyd still has hopes to utilize his gestating ideas too.
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!