Any time a major studio reboots a popular franchise, there will likely be more backlash from haters than there will be praise from fans. Sony's upcoming Ghostbusters is no different, and now that production has wrapped, director Paul Feig has started responding to his haters on his official Twitter page last night. While you normally don't see many filmmakers striking back at their detractors, some of these individuals had been harassing the filmmaker and his cast all through the production.
Sony had been developing a Ghostbusters sequel for years, with writers like Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg and original Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd taking cracks at the script. The project never moved forward into production, though, until Paul Feig came on board to pitch a much different take, with an all-female cast. Sony eventually gave the green light to this project, bringing Paul Feig on board to direct and co-write the script with Katie Dippold, who wrote the filmmaker's 2013 comedy The Heat.Read More
Sony Pictures has already handed out a July 22, 2016 release date for the all-female Ghostbusters, which is slated to begin production this summer. Sony is also reportedly developing Ghostbusters 4, which was rumored to star Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum, but it isn't known how far along that project is in development. That project would reportedly be tied into the original Ghostbusters franchise, but no details have been confirmed. What do you think about Paul Feig's all-female Ghostbusters reboot?
Ghostbusters comes to theaters July 15th, 2016.Read More
Ghostbusters director Paul Feig is in talks to take the helm for a live action Play-Doh movie that is being set up by 20th Century Fox and Hasbro. Jason A. Micallef (Butter) is set to write the screenplay. Of course, no story details were given at this time, and it isn't known how the studio plans on taking this popular children's toy and turning it into a narrative feature. On the other hand, those who may doubt the theatrical potential for Play-Doh may have had similar doubts with The Lego Movie, which turned out to be a blockbuster for Warner Bros., grossing $638 million worldwide and spawning a sequel and two spinoffs, so anything is possible.
Play-Doh was first manufactured as a wallpaper cleaner in the 1930s, but after a Cincinnati classroom full of children started using it to mold into shapes, the product was re-branded and marketed to schools as a toy. Ever since its nationwide launch in the 1950s, over 2 billion cans of Play-Doh have been sold. Hasbro will produce the Play-Doh movie alongside Chernin Entertainment.Read More
Do you think this Ghostbusters can pull off The Walking Dead thrills along with big laughs at the same time? It certainly does seem like a daunting task ahead, but hopefully we learn much more about their approach to this reboot before it hits theaters on July 22, 2016.
Ghostbusters comes to theaters July 15th, 2016.Read More
http://movieweb.com/ghostbusters-3-reboot-writer-director-female-team/Yesterday, Director Paul Feig confirmed that he and The Heat writer Katie Dippold are rebooting the Ghostbusters franchise as an all-women team. Many believed this would be an extension of the actual Ghostbusters franchise seen within the movie, with cameos from the original cast. But Feig later caught up with Entertainment Weekly, where he revealed his plans for this non-sequel, which begins in the modern day real world where the idea of a Ghostbuster has never existed.
So far, they only have a rough outline as to what the actual story will be, and how some iconic Ghostbuster paraphernalia will be incorporated into the movie."We have a very rough, rough outline that we're working with, but definitely know the basic story, know what we want the basic characters to do, know what we want the world to do and what the rules of our world are. I think it's a really strong origin story that feels real. It's going to be really fun and real. We'll make it scary and funny.Read More
Bridesmaids director Paul Feig officially confirmed today that he is directing Sony's female-centric Ghostbusters reboot. Katie Dippold, the screenwriter behind last year's comedy hit The Heat, is reuniting with the filmmaker to co-write the script.
Paul Feig himself confirmed the news, along with his plan to cast a new female team of Ghostbusters.Read More
Steve Martino (Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who) is directing from a script by Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz and Cornelius Uliano, who will also serve as producers. No story details were given, but it will feature classic Peanuts characters such as Charlie Brown, Snoopy and many more.
Paul Feig most recently directed The Heat for 20th Century Fox. His next project is the spy comedy Susan Cooper, starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham.Read More
Oscar Winner Sandra Bullock and Oscar Nominee Melissa McCarthy are on fire in the outrageously funny comedy The Heat. Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins couldn't be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected...buddies. The Heat exploded at the box office with over $218 million worldwide, and now its coming home on Blu-ray and DVD, available October 15. To celebrate this release, we caught up with director Paul Feig. Watch our exclusive interview as he talks about his own career as an actor, the differences between the rated and unrated cuts, and how he managed to get Kaitlin Olson in for a cameo despite the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia having just given birth.
Before The Heat, Paul Feig's had big screen success with another female-driven comedy, Bridesmaids, also starring Melissa McCarthy. Writer/producer/director/actor Paul Feig has worn many hats throughout his enduring showbiz career. From teenage standup to high-profile Hollywood player, his unique perspective always seems to offer something fresh and innovative.Read More