Production for Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters is already in full swing, but any hopes of the male Ghostbusters film has nearly dissipated. Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt were both attached to the project, and with rumors of Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America Civil War) directing using a script written by Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), it seemed that the reboot was going to become a reality. Then came word that the project wasn’t going to happen. Tatum’s producing partner said “we’re not doing that any more,” while Pratt said the rumor was “complete BS.” Plus the Russo brothers have their hands full with directing both parts of Avengers: Infinity War.
It may have looked like the Ghostbusters spinoff was going to hit a development stall, but Pearce has come out saying that the film may still happen. More on the story below.
Seth Rogen will be making his directorial debut, alongside Evan Goldberg, for the apocalyptic comedy This is the End. In fact, Rogen’s already getting some early rave reviews from Columbia that they have given him the go ahead for another comedy project that will involve political satire.
Like some of the heavy hitting people in the business, Rogen has built a network of comedians, which he generally gravitates towards for some of his projects. So it’s not such a surprise to hear that James Franco will be starring in Rogen’s new film, The Interview.
The films coming out in November and December almost feel like it’s summer all over again, and that’s a good thing. Wreck-It Ralph, Skyfall, Flight, The ABCs of Death, Twilight, Life Of Pi, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Zero Dark Thirty, and Les Miserables are all coming out within the next two months. Some of those are guaranteed to be blockbuster hits, while others are gunning for some awards.
But the one film that could possibly do both is Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained. A new trailer has appeared online, and while we already know the gist of the film, it’s still nice to see some new footage.
Shailene Woodley has been confirmed for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The Descendants star was reportedly in negotiations a few weeks ago to play Mary Jane Watson in the highly anticipated sequel, but it’s how her character will be utilized in the next movie that is turning some heads.
Almost every Spider-Man fan knows how Peter Parker went from his first love Gwen Stacy to his long-time love Mary Jane. So, while it would have been interesting to see a love triangle build in the sequel, Sony Pictures has different plans in store for the new webslinger. According to THR, Woodley would only have a small role in the sequel, which would expand in The Amazing Spider-Man 3.
Rian Johnson‘s Looper opens this weekend. The film (read our review here), which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, puts a unique twist on time travel. Most theater chains hold a midnight screening for every major film, and Johnson thought it might be fun to introduce his film at a midnight screening held at the Arclight in Hollywood. The catch is that he never told anyone in the audience that he was coming, nor did he identify himself.
Check out the hilarious video here below.
For those who may not live in the Los Angeles area, the Arclight Theater is one of the premiere theaters in Southern California. Before the start of every film, an usher comes in to introduce what you are about to watch, ensures that he will stay until the presentation is perfect, and ask you to please turn off any electronic devices.