Ghostbusters Fan Fest is officially over. Tons of Ghostheads from all over the world converged on the Sony Pictures lot yesterday to celebrate all things Ghostbusters. And while director Jason Reitman was very hesitant to reveal any new details about the forthcoming sequel he’s working on for 2020 (other than confirming the original cast members would return), he did bring something else special to the fest.
Accompanied by his father Ivan Reitman, filmmaker Jason Reitman revealed alternate takes, outtakes and other never-before-seen, lost Ghostbusters footage from the original production dailies. The original film footage was apparently sitting in a mine in Kansas, but they tracked it down and cut together some of the best bits to reveal at Ghostbusters Fan Fest. Plus, an off-the-cuff remark from Jason Reitman indicated that this unearthed new footage was serving another mysterious purpose.
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For the first time ever, Ghostbusters franchise directors from the past, present and future will be together for a panel at the first ever Ghostbusters Fan Fest next month.
Wizard World has announced that Ghostbusters: Answer the Call director Paul Feig has been added to the line-up of special guests at Ghostbusters Fan Fest. Furthermore, he’ll be on a panel together with Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II director Ivan Reitman, as well as Jason Reitman, who is slated to be at the helm of a new Ghostbusters sequel coming in 2020. Read More »
Seeing movies with a real life orchestra providing the score has become more and more popular in recent years. There’s just something special about watching a movie and hearing an outstanding orchestra bringing the score to life right in front of you. Movies like Back to the Future, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Home Alone, the Harry Potter franchise and more have been given the live concert treatment. Now one more classic will join them.
The original Ghostbusters will be kicking off a live concert series this fall with stops in several cities around the world. Peter Bernstein, orchestrator of the original film and son of the late Ghostbusters composer Elmer Bernstein, will conduct local orchestras for the screening of the classic film starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver. Read More »
What’s old is new again, forever and ever. The Bill Murray military farce Stripes is headed to TV, as CBS is developing a new series based on the 1981 film. Interestingly enough, the film’s original director, Ivan Reitman, is set to direct the series revival. Are you ready for a Stripes TV series?
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Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters: Answer the Call didn’t perform quite as well as the folks at Sony would have liked last year, leading original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd to call Feig out in a big way a few days ago and cast doubt on a sequel. But original Ghostbusters director and Aykroyd’s Ghost House Pictures partner Ivan Reitman apparently doesn’t have the same doom and gloom outlook, because in a new interview, he discusses his idea for the future of Ghostbusters.
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Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters remake wasn’t the resounding hit that Sony hoped it would be when it was released last year, and since then, the studio has been fairly quiet about a potential follow-up. But Ivan Reitman, the director of the original Ghostbusters film and a producer on the new film, has been tasked with keeping the Ghostbusters cinematic universe on track. And according to him, those plans are still in motion. Read More »
The original Ghostbusters from 1984 hit home video long before movies came with special features like behind the scenes featurettes and deleted scenes. But since the advent of Blu-ray and DVD discs that come chock full of bonus material, we’ve been able to see some of the deleted scenes that didn’t make the final cut of Ghostbusters. However, there are a few that still haven’t seen the light of day, and we might finally be able to see footage from one scene in particular.
The official Ghostbusters production company Ghost Corps. posted a photo yesterday revealing that they had found some previously unseen reels of footage from Ivan Reitman‘s own personal storage. One of the reels includes scenes for a sequence that was part of the original film but ended up getting cut for pacing reasons. Find out about this Ghostbusters 1984 deleted scene after the jump. Read More »
When the reboot of Ghostbusters arrived this year, Sony Pictures was banking on the movie being successful enough to warrant a whole new franchise. They were confident that a sequel would happen, but the box office numbers indicated that might not be in the cards anymore. We know director Paul Feig is still hoping he gets to take a crack at a sequel, but there’s been no word on whether or not a sequel will actually happen. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t be getting more Ghostbusters movies in some form or another in the future.
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Now that the dust has settled around the hotly debated Ghostbusters reboot from director Paul Feig, we wanted to take a look back at all the Easter eggs and references the new film made to the original 1984 classic from director Ivan Reitman. One of the biggest complaints was that the reboot aimed for too much fan service with an abundance of references to the original film, right down to cameos from almost every single key cast member.
Once you check out our complete Ghostbusters Easter eggs guide below, you can decide for yourself. Some of them are obvious, others might have gone over your head. But we rounded up all of them, because there might be some viewers out there who aren’t as well-versed with the original Ghostbusters as some of the most hardcore fans. That’s why you’ll see us referencing everything from the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man to a tribute the late Harold Ramis to a couple of obscure ghosts you forgot about. Read More »
Director Paul Feig was disappointed that the cameos in Ghostbusters were spoiled. Photos taken by the paparazzi and leaks during the shoot told fans who to expect to see in the reboot, but there are possibly still a few surprises left. When we spoke to the film’s co-writer, Katie Dippold (The Heat), we asked her about one of those surprises and a certain cameo.
Below, read what she had to say about the Ghostbusters cameo and one lovely nod to the original film. Spoilers are ahead.
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