Ghostbusters New York

There are some big updates on some really big sequel in this edition of Sequel Bits. Below, read about the following.

  • Paul Feig says his Ghostbusters reboot will take place in New York and include winks to the original.
  • Don’t fret, Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are returning for Sharknado 3.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 starts filming in April.
  • There’s still no script for latest Friday the 13th sequel.
  • See a new poster for Hot Tub Time Machine 2.
  • Eddie Murphy sounds less than optimistic about Beverly Hills Cop 4.
  • See an image of Roland Emmerich location scouting for Independence Day 2.
  • New images of the evil D-Rex from Jurassic World have hit the web.

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Spy poster header

At this point, you can just about assume that if Paul Feig is directing it, Melissa McCarthy is starring in it. This year brings their third collaboration, Spy, in which McCarthy plays a CIA analyst who dreams of becoming a field agent. She gets her chance when the other agents become compromised.

The supporting cast includes actors like Jude Law and Jason Statham, whom you’d think would be more at home in a straightforward spy thriller than a goofy spy comedy. But we’re not complaining. Watch the first Spy trailer after the jump. Read More »

Melissa McCarthy as a Ghostbuster

It will come as a surprise to no one that Paul Feig is considering Melissa McCarthy as the likely lead for his all-female Ghostbusters team. Though McCarthy has been working for years, with a role on over 150 episodes of Gilmore Girls acting as her first major calling card, it was the Feig-directed Bridesmaids that really made her a major player. The pair have since done two more films: The Heat, and the soon to be released Spy. So McCarthy is at the top of Feig’s list — but scheduling and creative questions still have to be worked out before we’ll see Melissa McCarthy as a Ghostbuster. Read More »

Paul Feig Ghostbusters

At the very least, you can’t accuse Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters reboot of simply retreading the original. It’s already bound to set itself apart with an all-female cast, and now Feig adds that he hopes his version will be scarier, too. Hit the jump for the Paul Feig Ghostbusters reboot comments.  Read More »

Peanuts - Snoopy and Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown and Snoopy turn 65 years young next year, and they’ve got some very big plans to mark the occasion. They’ll be starring in The Peanuts Movie, a new 3D, CG-animated adventure featuring the classic characters created by Charles M. Schulz. Check out the new Peanuts Movie images after the jump.
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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 »

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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