This year marks the 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters. After the kind of celebration there was for the 30th anniversary, this doesn’t feel like quite as thrilling of a milestone, even though we did just get the exciting announcement of a new Ghostbusters sequel following up with the original franchise in the summer of 2020. But the folks at IDW Publishing are celebrating by keeping their outstanding Ghostbusters comic book series going strong, and this time the team is heading to one of the most iconic places in mythology: the lost continent of Atlantis. Read More »
Director Jason Reitman recently announced that he would be following in his father Ivan Reitman‘s footsteps by directing a Ghostbusters sequel that would take place decades after the original movies in the franchise. The reception for this new project has ranged from fury about ignoring the new Ghostbusters to celebration that we’ll finally get a sequel set in the original universe of New York’s finest paranormal investigators. That’s to be expected when you’re dealing with a franchise like Ghostbusters.
But there was more than a little bitterness online yesterday in response to a certain comment that Jason Reitman made about his new Ghostbusters project. While appearing on Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast, the director explained that in addition to going back to some of the old school filmmaking techniques they used on the original movie, he wanted to “hand the movie back to the fans.” And that came with all sorts of implications about the 2016 Ghostbusters and exactly where they stand as fans.
Thankfully, Jason Reitman has clarified his feelings on Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, responded to the backlash, and even has an ally in director Paul Feig. Find out what he had to say below. Read More »
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Paul Feig talks about his planned vision for a Ghostbusters: Answer the Call sequel
- Feig also gives an update on the progress of Spy 2
- Producer Jason Blum talks about potential sequels to his upcoming take on Halloween
- Jack Black wants another Nacho Libre movie
- Director David Leitch shares a behind-the-scenes photo from Hobbs and Shaw
- Sylvester Stallone teases filming on Rambo 5
- And more!
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It’s kind of amazing that Mike Stoklasa‘s creation of RedLetterMedia and the character of Harry S. Plinkett has lasted so long after first finding viral fame for a seven-part takedown of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace back in 2009. But the internet is full of plenty of wackier things, and despite the fact that this character is supremely annoying to listen to, his video reviews do make plenty of valid points, even if they are combined with some really lame attempts at humor.
While Star Wars has become a prime target for Harry S. Plinkett, every now and then he turns his attention to a movie that garnered a lot of attention from passionate fans and viewers. The Ghostbusters reboot from 2016 (or Ghostbusters: Answer the Call as it’s more officially titled) was certainly one of those movies, and even though it’s been over a year since it was released and most of us have moved on, Harry S. Plinkett has a one-hour takedown and breakdown of the film directed by Paul Feig. Read More »
It’s been almost a year since the Ghostbusters reboot hit theaters, and even though it garnered solid reviews (landing a 73% at Rotten Tomatoes and a little less impressive score of 60 at Metacritic), it only pulled in $229 million on a budget of $144 million, making it far from a big enough hit to warrant a sequel.
Since the movie’s release, there has been plenty of discussion about where the movie went wrong, but now Ghostbusters franchise creator, writer, producer and star Dan Ayrkoyd has spoken out about where he thinks the reboot (which he also produced) had problems. While speaking on the British morning show Sunday Brunch, Dan Aykroyd reiterated that he was happy with how the movie turned out, but placed blame for troubles behind the scenes, especially costly reshoots, on the shoulders of director Paul Feig.
Find out more about the Ghostbusters reshoots after the jump. Read More »
Summer 2016 has seen a fair share of box office disappointments and bombs, but the biggest loser is Timur Bekmambetov‘s remake of Ben-Hur which will see a projected loss of over $120 million. Learn more about the biggest money losers of this summer, after the jump.
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Even though we’ve heard that a Ghostbusters sequel is unlikely after the box office numbers were analyzed a little more closely, there’s a chance the home video release could help convince Sony Pictures otherwise. Plus, when the reboot hits home video, we’ll be getting a different cut of the movie as an extended cut has been confirmed to be on the home video release, as teased by director Paul Feig a little while back.
The film has officially been given the title of Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, which appeared at the end of some of the trailers and the movie once it hit theaters, as you can see in the cover art. You can check that out after the jump along with the list of special features and the release date for the Ghostbusters extended cut on Digital HD as well as Blu-ray and DVD. Read More »