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!
September 8, 2014
Though Bill Murray hasn't been all that interested in strapping on a proton pack again for Ghostbusters 3, he actually likes the sounds of the latest idea for a franchise reboot/sequel. Following the passing of Ghostbusters writer and star Harold Ramis earlier this year, the script for the film was going to be reworked in his absence. However, more recently, news surfaced that Columbia Pictures was looking to Bridesmaids director Paul Feig to be at the helm of a completely different Ghostbusters film, one that would put an all-female cast in the roles of the paranormal investigators. And Murray says, "I would go to that movie."
August 25, 2014
It's a pretty slow time at the box office right now until awards season starts to heat things up this weekend. Which means it'll be the perfect time to check out Ghostbusters on the big screen again when it arrives in theaters this weekend for the film's 30th anniversary. We just featured a cool LEGO re-creation of the iconic scene where the team encounters Slimer, and now we're diving back into the past with a vintage featurette from behind the scenes of the original 1984 film. And as a bonus, since it's the 25th anniversary of Ghostbusters II, we found a vintage featurette hyping of the making of that film as well. Watch below!
August 22, 2014
We already know that Ghostbusters is returning to theaters next weekend in honor of the film's 30th anniversary, and to pay tribute to the film, YouTube user MonsieurCaron has decided to bring one of the most iconic scenes from the film to life in LEGO form. The building blocks have been all the rage since The LEGO Movie hit theaters, and these impressive stop-motion tributes are just icing on the cake. Thankfully, this was made much easier by the release of the official Ghostbusters Ecto-1 LEGO set, complete with all four of our heroes. However, the ghosts who appear aren't necessarily what you would expect. Watch below!
August 2, 2014
With as troubled and arduous the path to making Ghostbusters 3 has been for years now, the latest report about Sony Pictures reviving the paranormal comedy classic sounds like the best idea yet. Variety has word that Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig is currently being lined up by the studio to direct and produce a Ghostbusters reboot with a cast of female characters played be comedic actresses. However, that doesn't mean Ghostbsuters 3 is entirely dead as the trade notes, "It’s unclear whether another director will be chosen for that project or if this reboot will take its place." We hope the latter is the case.
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?