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?
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.