If you frequent the programming on Comedy Central, hopefully you’ve fallen in love with the comedy series Broad City as much as I have. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer make for quite a hilarious and raunchy comedic duo, and their eventual jump to the big screen was inevitable. Now there’s news of some feature film action for Jacobson and Glazer as the two performers are teaming up with a filmmaker who has plenty of experience with funny women on film. Read More »
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Paul Feig is launching the workplace comedy into outer space. His new web series Other Space — which kicks off soon with eight half-hour episodes on Yahoo — looks in on a crew of a ship on a “routine collection mission” in the 22nd century. But this ship finds something the crew never expected, which only makes their already difficult work situation more stressful.
The show features some familiar faces and voices — Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu from Mystery Science Theater 3000, along with a mix of established and relatively new talents including Karan Soni (Betas), Eugene Cordero (House of Lies), Milana Vayntrub (Silicon Valley), Conor Leslie (Klondike), Neil Casey (Broad City) and Bess Rous (Murder in the First). Check out the Other Space trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Hollywood has been rummaging through your childhood toy chest again, and they’ve dug up another toy they can mold into a movie. At least it’s in good hands: Paul Feig is currently negotiating to direct the Play-Doh movie, which is set up at 20th Century Fox. Hit the jump for more details on the Play-Doh movie. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 by Angie Han
Melissa McCarthy is funny pretty much all of the time, but she’s never better than when she’s working with Paul Feig. Following the massive successes of Bridesmaids and The Heat, the pair are reuniting again this summer for the James Bond sendup Spy.
McCarthy plays Susan Cooper, a deskbound CIA analyst supporting the agency’s suave star spy (Jude Law) on his missions, she never gets to have the glory. Until, that is, the usual James Bond types (including Jason Statham) are targeted by a villain (Rose Byrne) who claims to know all the identities of all the agents. With no other options, the CIA reluctantly promotes her to field agent.
Watch the new Spy trailer after the jump.
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Ghostbusters has been the talk of the movie community for the past few weeks. It started with director Paul Feig announcing his all-female team for a film that’ll be released in Summer 2016. Then, things got taken up a notch when it was revealed Sony was doing a full Ghostbusters universe. Part of the news was a second Ghostbusters film directed by the Russo Brothers and potentially starring Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt. However, no involved in any of it had officially commented on that last part.
That changed Friday as Variety talked to Feig. He confirmed filming on his Ghostbusters starts in June and that while he’d heard rumblings of the other version, it has nothing to do with him. The director also commented on backlash against his film. Read the Paul Feig Ghostbusters quotes below. Read More »
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Today’s announcement of a second new Ghostbusters film, scripted by Drew Pearce, possibly directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, and with Channing Tatum anchoring a supposedly “guy-centric” cast, threw a lot of people for a loop. Sony doesn’t even have Paul Feig‘s new Ghostbusters film out yet, so wouldn’t this overshadow that upcoming movie?
But as it turns out, some details were exaggerated in that first report — reportedly, people at Sony say they don’t know where the “guy-centric” description came from — and other background stuff didn’t make it online at all. A new report says the second film would be part of a shared universe with Feig’s movie, with a third team-up film and a possible prequel all designed as part of the package. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
The all-female cast won’t be the only thing distinguishing the Ghostbusters reboot from the original Ghostbusters movies. It’ll also be taking inspiration from an unusual source.
During an appearance on AMC’s The Talking Dead, director Paul Feig revealed that The Walking Dead would be an influence on the new film. Well, he did promise his Ghostbusters would be “scarier than the original.” Read Feig’s Ghostbusters Walking Dead comments after the jump. Read More »
While Paul Feig‘s new Ghostbusters will have four funny actors fighting ghosts in New York City, that’s where the similarities to the original film end. Of course, we know this time all the leads will be played by women (Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon) and that their roles aren’t going to line up with the roles in the original film. We have an idea of what those roles are and now we have an idea of a fifth, key role in the film. A role that might be played by Saturday Night Live actress Cecily Strong. Read the latest Ghostbusters casting rumor 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 »