Rick Moranis in Ghostbusters

Rick Moranis isn’t locked in for Ghostbusters 3 yet, but if you’re curious where he thinks his character Louis Tully would’ve ended up, he has some ideas. Also after the jump:

  • Peter Jackson discusses the extended cut An Unexpected Journey
  • … and you can check out new behind-the-scenes pic from Desolation of Smaug
  • Jack Horner says the most recent Jurassic Park 4 plot “didn’t pass muster”
  • Lorenzo di Bonaventura has been in touch with actors about Red 3
  • Aussie electronic duo Empire of the Sun will score Dumb and Dumber To
  • Benjamin Bratt talks about replacing Al Pacino in Despicable Me 2
  • Doug Jones is still holding out hope for a third Hellboy
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In the Eighties and Nineties, few actors were as popular or marketable as Rick Moranis. The SCTV comedian had an incredible run of Hollywood comedies from Ghostbusters to Little Shop of Horrors, Spaceballs, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and Little Giants. He hasn’t appeared in a film since 1996, however, and the general belief is that he’s retired. Not the case. In fact, Moranis has been quite active, doing occasional voice work, performing as a musician, and raising two kids as a single father. His latest album, My Mother’s Brisket, was just released.

In a new interview about that album, Moranis revealed he was very close to making Spaceballs III at one point (yes, you read that right) and that he was contacted about a Ghostbusters sequel several years ago. Read his quotes below. Read More »

They eventually made a fourth Indiana Jones. That’s what I tell myself each time Dan Aykroyd comes out and speaks, with the utmost confidence, that a third Ghostbusters will eventually be made. Like the Jones sequel, Ghostbusters 3 is a movie that has been long rumored and discussed ad nauseum. So I figure if Spielberg, Lucas and Ford can find a common ground after years of conjecture, the same will probably happen for the Ghostbusters crew.

Of course, we all know the main hold out has been Bill Murray but in the latest twist, Aykroyd suggests they could “Jack Ryan” that role and just make it with someone else. I wonder what Sony has to say about that. Read more after the jump. Read More »

A week ago, we told you that the original Ghostbusters would be back in theaters soon for a limited release. Now we’ve got the details: Sony will put the movie on screens through the month of October, but only on Thursdays, starting October 13. So you might get a chance to see Ivan Reitman‘s original and still truly entertaining film on October 13, October 20 and October 27. Read More »

‘Ghostbusters’ to Get Theatrical Rerelease

As we look forward to the most anticipated movies of the fall season, one very exciting release has unexpectedly popped up. The official Ghostbusters Facebook page has just announced that the sci-fi comedy classic is set to return to theaters this October for a rerelease. Read on after the jump.

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Studio produced EPK featurettes usually suck. From time to time, we post B-roll footage on the site (usually in Page 2) because I love watching the making of a movie in the unedited form. I’ve always loved the cinema verite-style film documentaries, but they’re rare. Special effects artist William Forsche has posted 47-minutes of fly on the wall behind the scenes footage from the set of Ghostbusters 2. Forsche shot the footage during FX tests and actual FX production of the film.

We get to see the effects team putting together the suit operated animatronic puppet Slimer, director Ivan Reitman working out a ghost-heavy sequence with the effects team and star Bill Murray, the prosthetic make-up being applied and filming of the moving Vigo painting segments, model builders recreating a New York City subway tunnel in miniature for the subway of slime sequence, and much more. Hit the jump to watch the videos now.

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What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 30 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!

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It has been a while since we’ve gotten a real Ghostbusters 3 update. Last we heard, Office / Year One scribes Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg had turned in a script, Ivan Reitman will return to direct, but Bill Murray is the sole holdout (initially telling the producers that he would only be part of the film if they killed him off. The screenwriters did just that, and had his character in the film as a ghost, but Murray appears to be completely uninterested in the sequel), while Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd claim the film will be in theaters for either Christmas 2011 or 2012. We also know that the story apparently begins as the paranormal researchers “reopen” their ghost removal service after it has been closed for years, and the the film will introduce a new generation of Ghostbusters, who will be trained/mentored by the original crew.

Back in December 2008, Sigourney Weaver suggested that her character Dana Barrett’s baby Oscar should be one of the new Ghostbusters in the in development Ghostbusters 3. At the time, I thought that the addition of Dana’s offspring (and Peter’s potential step-son?) would be an interesting way to tie together the new team with the old. Now we have learned that the plans actually call for Oscar to suit up as one of the new Ghostbusters, but there is a bit of canon-bending with the storyline.

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