Now that the dust has settled around the hotly debated Ghostbusters reboot from director Paul Feig, we wanted to take a look back at all the Easter eggs and references the new film made to the original 1984 classic from director Ivan Reitman. One of the biggest complaints was that the reboot aimed for too much fan service with an abundance of references to the original film, right down to cameos from almost every single key cast member.
Once you check out our complete Ghostbusters Easter eggs guide below, you can decide for yourself. Some of them are obvious, others might have gone over your head. But we rounded up all of them, because there might be some viewers out there who aren’t as well-versed with the original Ghostbusters as some of the most hardcore fans. That’s why you’ll see us referencing everything from the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man to a tribute the late Harold Ramis to a couple of obscure ghosts you forgot about. Read More »
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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 »
Even though legendary comedian John Belushi died back in 1982, that didn’t stop The Blue Brothers from getting revived for the unnecessary sequel Blues Brothers 2000. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that a lack of John Belushi isn’t stopping his partner in comedy crime, Dan Aykroyd, from developing a Blues Brothers animated series for primetime television. Thankfully, he’s collaborating with the right people to potentially make it work.
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The trailer for Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters hit the web this morning, but I got a chance to attend a screening and question and answer session yesterday on the Sony studio lot. Ghostbusters fans from around the United States gathered (a couple dozen even flew in) to get a sneak peek at the new trailer and get a chance to meet the filmmakers behind the new film. You can watch the Ghostbusters trailer elsewhere on the site. In this post, I recap what we learned from the discussion that followed the trailer premiere with director Paul Feig, screenwriter Katie Dippold, and producer Ivan Reitman (who, yes, directed the original two films in the 1980s).
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Production is currently underway in Boston, Massachusetts on the reboot of Ghostbusters from director Paul Feig. The cast was recently spotted at a children’s hospital in full Ghostbusters gear, complete with new proton packs that we hadn’t seen before.
And now news has surfaced of another intriguing bit of activity in Boston with one of the stars of the original Ghostbusters arriving to reportedly film a cameo in the movie. But we didn’t want to spoil it since it hasn’t been quite as widespread as Dan Aykroyd announcing his cameo on Facebook. Find out more about the Ghostbusters cameo after the jump, but don’t read any further if you don’t want to know who is involved! Read More »
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Since Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters doesn’t have any narrative ties to the original franchise, we won’t be seeing any characters from the iconic films popping up. But that doesn’t mean some of the stars of the 1984 Ghostbusters are out of the running.
In fact, Dan Aykroyd has just announced that he was on the set of Ghostbusters today shooting a scene with Kristen Wiig. And there are even details as to what kind of character he’s playing in the movie. Find out more about the Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters cameo after the jump! Read More »
The new Ghostbusters is officially filming in Boston today on its way towards a July 22, 2016 release date. We’ve heard a bunch about the plot of the movie, the characters, and even some of the supporting cast. Now the series’ primary mouthpiece, Dan Aykroyd, has dropped a cryptic tease. We know that this movie, directed by Paul Feig, is a total reboot from the original series, but apparently there will be a link between films old and new. Read Aykroyd’s quote below and see the first Ghostbusters set photos. Read More »
Paul Feig’s female-centric Ghostbusters are no longer the only ‘busters on the block. Sony has just announced a new division of their company, Ghost Corps, which will take control of the franchise. Lead by Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman, the first order of business is to create a male counterpart to the Feig film. They’re eyeing the Russo Brothers to direct, Drew Pierce to write and Channing Tatum to produce and co-star. From there, Sony might do TV shows and more. Read about the Channing Tatum Ghostbusters news below. Read More »
For 25 years, Ghostbusters co-creator and star Dan Aykroyd was trying to get a third movie made. Scripts were written and rewritten, creating legions of stories about the franchise future, but nothing ever came of it. Then Paul Feig came on board with a new idea: reboot the franchise with four women. Quickly, a third Ghostbusters film came into focus. It now has a cast and a 2016 release date.
Aykroyd is all for this new incarnation. He’s excited about it, he loves the cast and Feig’s script. But he’s not convinced his original idea is still dead. In a new interview on Sirius XM, the writer/actor praised the new film but said if it’s successful, some of his original ideas for a traditional sequel could still happen. Read the latest Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters quotes below. Read More »