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Do you think Sony would be successful in expanding the “Ghostbusters” universe???

This article at Deadline is an interesting read…

http://deadline.com/2015/03/ghostbusters-channing-tatum-joe-and-anthony-russo-drew-pearce-ivan-reitman-dan-aykroyd-1201388917/

Ivan Reitman and Sony wants to expand the Ghostbusters universe. They don’t want to leave the first two films as is at all. They want to turn Ghostbusters into a big franchise. More films, TV shows, cartoon series, video games, merchandise, etc. In other words this is what Disney is doing with “Star Wars”. This is what New Line Cinema has done with the “Lord of the Rings” franchise.

First we get the Paul Feig all-female “Ghostbusters” with Melissa McCarthy and all them — that film is still happening. Now there’s gonna be an all-male version with the Russo brothers helming and Channing Tatum may star along with a rumored Chris Pratt.

What do you think? Do you think “Ghostbusters” would be successful without the original cast?

To be honest, as much as I don’t like them continuing on without the original cast… yes, I think “Ghostbusters” will be VERY successful even without the original cast. I mean… “Ghostbusters” was already a big franchise around the time the first two films came out. They even had a few cartoon series.

Keep in mind, we have a new generation of movie goers and I’m sure this new generation have never even seen the two originals. Once people go see these new films, it could draw more people to the originals and I think that’s the goal. When Paul Feig’s all-female “Ghostbusters” film come out, you know all of us are gonna flock to see it anyways, out of curiosity. I’m predicting that once the teaser trailer for Feig’s “Ghostbusters” comes out, everybody is gonna be all over it.

Thinking about it a while, movie franchises moving on without the original cast and crew is nothing new. That’s what the Terminator did. “Robocop” continued on and continued to be successful even without Peter Weller.

Like they all say, the shows gotta go on. That’s how the movie business works.

Will I go see the all-female “Ghostbusters”? I’m gonna wait to see the upcoming trailers first and then I’ll make a decision. You really shouldn’t judge early.

Kev

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Ernie Hudson slams “Ghostbusters” re-boot… he says making it all female is not “Ghostbusters”…

Welp… look like we aren’t gonna see Winston Zeddemore in the new “Ghostbusters” ’cause the actor who plays the character doesn’t agree with the all-female Ghostbusters idea. Click the article above and read what have to say. He makes a lot of sense, I guess.

In my opinion, it isn’t Ghostbusters without the 4 original characters: Ray, Peter, Egon and Winston. Ray is probably gonna be in the new film in some form but if the other guys aren’t, then why call it Ghostbusters, ya know?

I can’t see Ghostbusters being good without Ivan Reitman helming it. I don’t think Paul has what it takes to put horror and comedy together.

I was on board of a new film until Harold died. After Harold died, I thought to myself, “A Ghostbusters film cannot be good without Harold being involved so they might as well trash the project”… of course, they didn’t. I’m predicting a box office bomber with this film… nobody’s gonna see this.

Bill Murray said an all-female Ghostbuster film is a good idea but Ernie decided to have some balls and have a different opinion on it. Kudos to Ernie for keeping it real!!! \m/

Kev

I’ll have to admit that I’m losing interest in “Ghostbusters III”…

Today it was announced that director Paul Feig is confirmed to helm the new “Ghostbusters” film along w/ Katie Dippold to help him write the script. Like the title of this post says, I’m losing interest in the new Ghostbusters film. I think I started to lose interest in it when Harold Ramis died and Ivan Reitman stepped down. Then Bill Murray finally said no.

Then there’s gonna be the possibility that Melissa McCarthy is gonna be the big star of the film and it’s probably gonna happen. Don’t be surprised. I don’t wanna see a huge woman running around in a Ghostbusters suit running out of breath with a heavy proton pack. I saw one movie with Melissa McCarthy and that was “Identity Thief” and it wasn’t that great. Melissa is not that good of a comedian. It’s not because of her weight at all. It’s just that she’s a bad actress, annoying and not funny.

Since the original Ghostbusters crew: Ramis, Murray and Reitman aren’t gonna be involved then I’m not gonna be interested. This is the reason I think this film is gonna bomb horribly. This is also why I think they’re gonna get Melissa McCarthy for the role hoping to get more people to see it and they know this film is gonna bomb without her. It’s obvious they’re gonna get Melissa for this and don’t be surprised that when they start casting, she’ll be the first one to get announced. I’m betting my money on it.

You figure that Sony would scrap this project after the passing of Harold but nope. Sure enough, they had to continue on. This film is Dan Aykroyd’s baby, he’s the one who got it going so he’s definitely committed to it no matter if the original team is gonna be involved and he doesn’t care about the public’s criticism toward the film… he’s moving forward with it whether people likes it or not.

Most Ghostbusters fans are pretty skeptical with the next film and I hear them. I’ll admit it that I don’t want the film to happen now that Ramis, Murray and Reitman aren’t involved. I’m not interested in a complete re-boot, I was hoping for a continuation with the 4 original Ghostbusters like most fans.

This film is gonna flop hard. I don’t know why Dan is desperate to get this made. Probably needs the money and desperate to get back in the Hollywood spotlight.

Kev

“Ghostbusters 3” will be an all female re-boot and will be directed by Paul Feig…

Due to the death of Harold Ramis, Ivan Reitman had to pull out of directing “Ghostbusters 3” out of respect for his friend. Now Sony have found a replacement director. Paul Feig will be directing the 3rd installment.

Dan Aykroyd will return as Dr. Ray Stantz but it’s looking like Bill Murray will not return. It is not yet known if Ernie Hudson will return as Winston Zeddemore.

As you will read in this article, the new Ghostbusters will be all female.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ghostbusters-3-targets-paul-feig-723028

I actually dig the idea of all female Ghostbusters. What actresses will get the new roles???

I pick:

Michelle Rodriguez
Rhonda Rousey (UFC fame)
Jennifer Lawrence
Milla Jovovich

Sounds like a pretty good team to me!

Kev

Ivan Reitman is not directing “Ghostbusters 3” due to the passing of Harold Ramis…

Ivan Reitman, the man who directed the first two “Ghostbusters” has announced that he will not be directing the 3rd Ghostbusters due to the passing of his friend, Harold Ramis. Ivan feels that he cannot make the film without Harold because those two were an important part of the first two films. However, Ivan isn’t done with the film for good ’cause he is staying on as producer to help them. He’s going to help Sony replace a director. This is nothing personal for Ivan, he’s just doing this in honor of his friend, Harold. They still have a script for the film and Ivan hints that this movie will be more like the first one.

More on the story here:

http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/ghostbusters-movie-going-forward-without-ivan-reitman-sony/

Now that Ivan is not directing this and Harold is no longer with us, I have a feeling Bill won’t be doing it at all now. I still wouldn’t rule out Bill just yet though, he still has time to make a decision. I can’t blame Bill for being skeptical. He’s skeptical just like the rest of us. Bill just wants G3 to be just as good as the first one so he’s taking his time to make a decision which is good on him. Ya never know though, maybe Bill will have a change of heart and say “yes”. We’ll have to wait and see.

Kev

 

 

“Ghostbusters III” is still happening…

Look like Sony studios and Ivan Reitman are still committed to making “Ghostbusters III” despite the death of Harold Ramis. That’s okay. I’m all for them continuing on ’cause I’m pretty sure that’s what Harold would have wanted. He would have wanted them to move forward without him. They’ve been planning this movie for years and they just can’t cancel the project after all that hard work and money spent. Like the saying goes, “The show must go on”… the same for this film.

There is a final script written for this film but it’s gonna be re-written some due to Harold’s sudden passing. Welp, look like we’re gonna have a dead Ghostbuster in the film. Will Egon somehow make a cameo appearance as a CGI ghost? Wouldn’t surprise me if that’s what they’re going for.

The original Ghostbusters was only gonna be in this film briefly, anyways. This film was meant to pass the torch to younger Ghostbusters… that’s the idea for this film, I think.

Even though, Bill Murray has a part in “Ghostbusters III” it is still NOT yet known whether he wants in or not.

I know a “Ghostbusters III” is pretty debatable but I think a 3rd film deserves to happen. Give them a chance, ya know? “Ghostbusters 2” wasn’t a great film at all, and this trilogy deserves to end with a better film. I thought they did a great job with the video game. “Ghostbusters – The Video Game” was excellent stuff. I think they’ll do a good job with the 3rd film too.

Dan Aykroyd still loves the Ghostbusters. You can tell he has a lot of passion for this. He badly wants to get this movie made. Watch all of his interviews talking about Ghostbusters III. He’s pretty committed to this project too. With that being said, I would love GIII to happen. I’m intrigued on how they’re gonna pull this off.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ghostbusters-iii-script-be-reworked-683518

Kev

Report: “Twins” sequel is on the way, yes, Arnold & Danny are coming back, but Eddie a third brother???

The 1988 comedy film, “Twins”, directed by Ivan Reitman, also starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito could be getting a sequel. Yes, Arnold and Danny could be coming back, but this film doesn’t mean it’s green lighted, it’s just in the planning stages. They also want to throw Eddie Murphy, in as a third brother. There’s no plans of Ivan directing it again, he will only serve as producer as of now.

The Hollywood Reporter, reports.

Arnie needs  to get a hold of James Cameron, Tom Arnold, and Jamie Lee Curtis, to see if they can get a sequel to, “True Lies”. I would rather see a sequel of “True Lies”, instead of “Twins”.

Kev