I apologize for posting so many stories about John Hughes today, but like many of you, growing up a child of the 1980’s, his films meant a lot to me. And his passing has unearthed a bunch of content that I want to share with you guys. /Film friend and Totally Rad Show co-host Dan Trachtenberg forwarded this link (from Kat Arnett) to a movie trailer for an independent documentary titled Don’t You Forget About Me.
The official website for the doc gives the following one sentence logline: “In 1991, filmmaker John Hughes disappeared from Hollywood… In 2008, four filmmakers went to find him.” I don’t believe they ever got to Hughes, who has done only a handful of interviews in the last 20 years, but they did talk to many people who were involved or influenced by his films: Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Justin Henry, Gedde Watanabe, John Kapelos, Annie Potts, Kelly Lebrock, Andrew McCarthy, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Kevin Smith, Jason Retiman, Roger Ebert and many others. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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Vivendi Games has made a deal with Sony Pictures to rape your childhood and turn Ghostbusters into a video game. Vivendi, who is eyeing a potential franchise, plans to release the game in fall 2008. The good news is that all four original cast members, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis, have signed on to give their voice and likeness for the game. William Atherton, Brian Doyle Murray and Annie Potts are also on board.
The best part is that Ghostbusters screenwriters Aykroyd & Ramis are also signed on to write the game’s story, which will take place a new ghoul invasion of New York City in the early 1990’s (following Ghostbusters II on the timeline).
Variety reports that developer Terminal Reality (BlowOut, BloodRayne) is making a Ghostbusters game for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 aimed primarily at the core gamer demographic, while Red Fly Studios is making a version for Playstation 2, Wii and DS designed more for families and casual gamers.
Hopefully this project is completely unrelated to the Ghostbusters 3 “Ghostbusters go to Hell” script which was supposedly in development as a computer animated film.
Above photo thanks to kotaku.