There are some Ghostbusters fans who just aren’t happy with the reboot coming this summer from director Paul Feig. Most of the hesitancy to embrace the movie comes from the love for the 1984 original or the impression they’re getting from the trailers so far, which has been hit or miss on the comedy front. But there is an uglier side of fandom (though it’s certainly not all or even most of them) who just don’t like the idea of four women leading a Ghostbusters movie. But did you know France already remade Ghostbusters with women?
All right, this Ghostbusters remake wasn’t a major motion picture sanctioned by the government. Instead, film student Jessica Louvel and her fellow students put together a sweded Ghostbusters for France’s Université Lumière Lyon 2 about a year and a half ago. Watch the sweded Ghostbusters video with female leads after the jump. Read More »
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Hot on the heels of the new wheels shown off this morning in a featurette focused on the new Ecto-1, the Ghostbusters reboot has delivered a batch of new featurettes that introduce each of the characters played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Along with new details provided by the talking head interviews with each actress, as well as director Paul Feig, we get a bunch of new footage that gives us first looks at characters played by Charles Dance, Ed Begley Jr., and Chris Gethard.
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It’s Ghostbusters Day! Today marks exactly 32 years since the original Ghostbusters hit theaters in 1984. In addition to the theatrical screenings happening around the country tonight, a new featurette from the reboot has just arrived, giving us a much closer look at the update Ecto-1, which is now a hearse instead of an old ambulance.
There aren’t any big revelations about the car, but we do get to see a little more details of the signature vehicle from the movie as well as some footage of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones driving around in it. However, what you’ll really want to pay attention to are the snippets of the new Ghostbusters theme by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot towards the end.
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As this summer keeps on trucking, we’re getting closer and closer to the release of the new Ghostbusters. If you’re not excited at all about the reboot, you can distract yourself on June 8th and 12th this week with special screenings of the original Ghostbusters. Though you’ll probably want to leave before the special sneak peek of the reboot is played following those screenings.
But if you’re still interested in seeing what director Paul Feig can offer with his team of lady Ghostbusters, then you’ll want to check out this quick new international trailer featuring some new footage from the movie. Watch the new international Ghostbusters trailer after the jump. Read More »
There comes a point where you stop getting angry about the number of remakes in the Hollywood pipeline and just get a little sad and a little irritated. I’m not particularly perturbed that producer Brian Grazer has revealed that he’s working on a new version of Splash, but I did sigh and mutter “of course you are” as I started typing this paragraph after failing to concoct an even somewhat clever headline.
The truth is that a Splash remake could be good! The original isn’t sacred territory by any means! It’s a perfectly decent little movie with a fun high-concept premise! The original won’t vanish into thin air once the remake hits theaters! But you do reach a point where something has to give with this remake business. Right?
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:
There’s a decent round-up of Ghostbusters stuff hitting the web today, so here are some Ghostbusters Bits:
- Original and reboot casts coming to Jimmy Kimmel Live.
- Which musical artists are doing the new Ghostbusters theme?
- Regal Cinemas, Cinemark and Twitter contests.
- Soundtrack single from Elle King now online.
- Don’t forget about anniversary screenings of the original Ghostbusters.
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Warner Bros has been trying to remake Stephen King‘s It for over seven years now. Last year, Mama director Andrés Muschietti replaced Cary Fukunaga, who had left over creative differences with the studio. And now it seems like the adaptation/remake is actually happening as casting is being locked down as we speak. Find out who will play Pennywise the Clown and more, after the jump.
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Over the years, the Logan’s Run remake has enlisted an array of talent. Nicolas Winding Refn, Bryan Singer, Christopher McQuarrie, Alex Garland, and others have worked on reimagining the 1967 science-fiction film. Refn and Gosling appeared the closest to pulling the remake off, but then the duo dropped out. Last summer, screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg boarded Logan’s Run, writing a treatment another screenwriter would later come in and work from. Now, Kinberg, producer Joel Silver, and Warner Bros. have found that writer.
Below, check out the latest Logan’s Run update.
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We’re just a month and a half away from seeing if director Paul Feig can deliver an entertaining reboot of the classic Ghostbusters. Many have already written off the film while others are holding out hope that the film is much better than the early trailers have indicated. From my perspective, the broad style of comedy is a little worrisome, but the film also has a lot of style and cool visuals. But I’m still hoping for the best.
Now that hope has been bolstered somewhat thanks to original Ghostbusters creator and star Dan Aykroyd taking the time to praise the film following a test screening. In fact, he even says that it one-ups the original in some regards. Read the Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters reaction after the jump along with Melissa McCarthy’s reaction to the ongoing backlash the film is facing from fans. Read More »