Michael Bay will continue to blow shit up for the foreseeable future thanks to a new multiyear first-look deal with Sony. The deal will allow Bay to produce both film and TV projects. That includes Black Five, an ensemble drama Bay will direct from a script by Ehren Kruger. Bay has a history with Sony, having made his feature directorial debut there with Bad Boys.
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues, co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are revealing more of the alternate script pages for Zombieland that would have given the big cameo made famous by Bill Murray to a number of other movie stars.
Patrick Swayze was in the very first draft of the movie, but he never got offered the part since he was diagnosed with cancer around the time the movie would have started production. Then Sylvester Stallone had to pass due to scheduling, and Mark Hamill’s people just flat out said no (read those pages here). And Zombieland just didn’t have enough money to lure Joe Pesci in. The offers didn’t stop there though, because Kevin Bacon and Jean-Claude Van Damme were each offered the cameo, and they both turned it down. Read the latest alternate Zombieland cameo script pages below. Read More »
So far we’ve gotten to read several of the alternate cameos that were pitched for Zombieland before Bill Murray came aboard the project and gave us one of the best cameos in movie history. There was Patrick Swayze in the very first draft of the movie, which unfortunately never got offered to the actor before he was diagnosed with cancer. Then Sylvester Stallone had to pass due to scheduling, and Mark Hamill’s people just flat out said no (read those pages here). Now we’ve come to one of the Goodfellas.
Joe Pesci was offered the big cameo in Zombieland. When the offer came through to his agent, co-writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese explained that it was “a small part.” That’s when Joe Pesci’s agent put a Hollywood spin on a common phrase in the industry by saying, “There are no small parts, only small money.” Apparently this part came with small money, so Joe Pesci passed. But now we get to read how the scene would have played out. Read More »
So far, we’ve only seen one trailer for the upcoming sequel Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Though the trailer offered an intriguing premise that mixed the vibe of Super 8 with the paranormal activity and legacy of the original Ghostbusters, the major criticism being lobbied at the movie was that it didn’t look like it had the same comedic influence that made the original so memorable. That’s to be expected when you don’t have a cast of Saturday Night Live and Second City cast members, but don’t worry, because co-star Finn Wolfhard says the movie is “really funny” while also being “really faithful” to the series. Read More »
We’re only on the second week of self-quarantine in our efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus across the United States, but some of us are desperate for more content. So it only seems appropriate that we get some of it from the writers of Zombieland, the horror comedy that could give us insight into our potential future as this pandemic continues.
As we highlighted before the weekend began, Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick had to write several versions of what became the famous Bill Murray cameo scene. The original draft was written for Patrick Swayze, who unfortunately never got offered the role because he got sick. The next possibility was Sylvester Stallone, who couldn’t participate due to his schedule, followed by Star Wars saga legend Mark Hamill. You can read the script pages for both of these scenes below. Read More »
Bill Murray‘s appearance as himself in Zombieland is one of the greatest cameos of all time. It’s so perfectly Bill Murray, and the way it ends is truly worthy of a chef’s kiss. However, before the Ghostbusters star was confirmed to make the cameo, there were several other versions that were considered. In fact, the original draft had Patrick Swayze making the big cameo with a ton of references to his greatest movies from the 1980s, and some serious shade thrown at one of the favorites. Read More »
While many movies and TV shows are halting production and some of the spring’s biggest blockbuster movies are being delayed as the threat of the coronavirus pandemic spreads, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are still hoping they’ll be able to begin production on Spider-Man 3 this summer.
Spider-Man franchise star Tom Holland recently confirmed that production on the still untitled sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home is looking to begin production in July. That’s still a good few months away, but depending on how things play out with the coronavirus concerns, that schedule could end up being in jeopardy. But that’s not all Tom Holland revealed about the sequel. Read More »
While Hasbro is unveiling a whole new line of Ghostbsuters action figures and bringing back The Real Ghostbusters figures from decades ago, the folks at Hollywood Collectibles are delivering prop replicas inspired by the real gear the boys in beige use to bust spooks, spectres, and ghosts. Their latest addition is a Ghostbusters Ecto Goggles prop replica, modeled after the same set worn by Dr. Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), allowing him to easily spot ghosts that need to be trapped. Check them out below. Read More »
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Sony is adding another solo movie to its Spider-Man universe. Sony has tapped The Amazing Spider-Man 2 writer Roberto Orci to pen an untitled Spider-Man spin-off film which would take place in the studio’s universe of Spider-Man-related titles like Venom and Morbius.
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Now that Hasbro has the toy license for the Ghostbusters franchise, including the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife, they’re making good use of it. We’ve already gotten a glimpse of the first wave of action figures inspired by the original Ghostbusters movie from 1984, but Hasbro is also reaching back to the time Ghostbusters spent animated on Saturday mornings.
First up, this spring will see Hasbro re-releasing the first wave of The Real Ghostbusters action figures that were originally released on shelves by Kenner in 1987. On top of that, some Ghostbusters role-playing gear will return to shelves, with some updates inspired by Ghostbusters: Afterlife, but a design style reminiscent of the Real Ghostbusters toy line. Read More »