Melissa McCarthy

The second rumors began circulating of an all-female Ghostbusters, the first person people though of was Melissa McCarthy. The Bridesmaids star is the most popular female comedic actress out there right now and her inclusion seemed like a forgone conclusion. That got even more likely when her frequent collaborator, Paul Feig, signed on to direct.

However, while McCarthy will probably, eventually, end up in the new Ghostbusters film, she said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she not yet been cast. Watch McCarthy talk about the film, along with Lena Dunham and Ellen DeGeneres, below. Read More »

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Paul Feig Ghostbusters

Paul Feig (Freaks & Geeks, Bridesmaids) is really making the new Ghostbusters film, and it won’t be a sequel featuring the classic cast. Instead, he’s got the idea to reboot the story entirely, focusing on a new and likely all-female team of Ghostbusters. The Heat screenwriter Katie Dippold is co-writing, and they’re already at work putting together a script.

There are still many questions about this new Paul Feig Ghostbusters. (Not least is “what will it be called?” That isn’t answered, but given the reboot angle, Ghostbusters III doesn’t seem appropriate.)  The director has given a big interview in which he at least addresses many of those questions, even when he can’t give outright answers. One thing that should be of interest is that Feig really emphasizes the idea of making something that is scary as much as it is funny.  Read More »

new Ghostbusters movie

The path to the new Ghostbusters movie has been long and full of detours. Long planned as Ghostbusters 3, with the original team meant to return in some fashion, the sequel is now more like a reboot.

Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids and The Heat among others, came on to direct earlier this year. Feig’s plan is to have a female team of Ghostbusters band together to, well, do the same thing that the previous team did. Now Feig has turned to someone he has successfully worked with in the past. The Heat screenwriter Katie Dippold will write the new Ghostbusters movie with Feig.

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Bill Murray female ghostbusters

The idea of an all-female Ghostbusters 3 attracted both enthusiastic supporters and vehement detractors, but you can count Bill Murray in the former camp. “I would go to that movie,” the former Dr. Peter Venkman told press at TIFF this weekend.

In fact, not only is he into the idea, he also has some ideas about whom he’d like to cast. And yes, of course rumored director Paul Feig‘s favorite muse Melissa McCarthy is one of them. Hit the jump to find out who the others are — and why he digs the idea so much in the first place.

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Ruben Fleischer Linked to ‘Ghostbusters 3′

ruben fleischer ghostbusters 3

There have been a lot of director rumors lately, mostly centering around Ant-Man. The biggest piece of Ant-Man talk was legit at first and then ended up being wrong when Adam McKay abruptly quit talks for the film. But there’s a related piece of info that will be of interest to many. Also on the shortlist of possible directors for Ant-Man was Ruben Fleischer, the director of Zombieland, 30 Minutes or Less, and Gangster Squad.

A side note in that reporting is that Sony/Columbia, which distributed Zombieland and 30 Minutes or Less, wants Fleischer for Ghostbusters 3. Read More »

Ghostbusters

The passing of Harold Ramis once again shined a well-deserved light on his absolutely remarkable career. Yet, despite the innumerable classics Ramis wrote and directed, he’s best known for playing Egon, one of the three Ghostbusters. (He also co-wrote those films.) His passing brought up questions about the long rumored Ghostbusters III, which Ramis had signed off on and was scheduled to appear in. Sources close to Sony Pictures, where the film is in development, report the film is still coming, and will only need minor script changes to account for Ramis’ passing. Read More »

Ghostbusters

Is it just me or has Dan Aykroyd turned into the boy who cried Ghostbusters 3? The more he talks about it, the less likely we are to believe anything he says. The writer and actor, who recently called out Sony for their lack of ectoplasmic enthusiasm, is one again doing the press rounds. Once again, he told an outlet he expects the film to go into pre-production in the fall, and that filming should start in 2014. Read his quotes below. Read More »

Dan Aykroyd is as sick and tired as you are when it comes to Ghostbusters 3. For years he’s been not only answering questions about the proposed film, but actually developing it for free in hopes one day it would get made. That’s all he wants, to get a movie made, and he’s had to constantly change his concept with new writers coming aboard and his co-star, Bill Murray, refusing to play ball.

Then, several months ago, it seemed like the film was ready to go. Things quickly cooled off and that seemed to be the final straw. Aykroyd has had it. He’s now publicly given Sony an ultimatum about making the film.

In an interview with Esquire, the co-creator, co-star and de-facto mouthpiece for the successful franchise not only calls for Sony to make the film now, or forever hold their peace, he talks about the scripts Office writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg did, the one by Etan Cohen, Bill Murray’s non-interest and potential ideas for sequels. Why would he talk about sequels to a movie that hasn’t been made yet? Because he all but guarantees a nine-figure hit if Sony makes the movie. The guy is on a marshmallow man fueled rampage and I love it. Read his quotes below.

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