Dan Aykroyd is absolutely determined to make his own Ghostbusters sequel. Aykroyd did a round of interviews this week on The Howard Stern Show and Unmasked with Ron Bennington, and during both interviews he addressed the in-the-works Ghostbusters reboot by Paul Feig as well as his intention to move forward with a more "conventional" sequel to the original films.
"I've got three daughters, so I’m all for female empowerment," he said on Feig's all-women reboot, admitting that the franchise needed "a new engine, new exhaust, new steering." That won't, however, stop Aykroyd from making his dream "Ghostbusters universe" become a reality, especially in the form of [...]
One of the newer finds in the recently leaked Sony documents is an update on the in-the-works Ghostbusters reboot by Paul Feig. According to The Wrap, an October 8 email exchange between Ivan Reitman and Sony exec Amy Pascal reveals some of the actors who have already expressed interest in starring in Feig's all-women reboot:
Agree that everyone is way too nervous about how this issue and how we. present it but it's isn't a sequel to the 80s movies and it is gonna be totally original with completely different characters and our job is to find a clever way to connect the movie to the original franchise [...]
"I love females. I hope that if they go that way at least they'll be funny, and if they're not funny at least hopefully it'll be sexy. I love the idea of including women, I think that's great. But all-female I think would be a bad idea. I don't think the fans want to see that."
- Fourth Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson gives his ridiculously sexist two cents on Paul Feig's in-the-works reboot in an interview with The Telegraph.
The most recent update on the long-rumored Ghostbusters sequel was the news of a possible all-female reboot directed by Paul Feig, but according to Dan Aykroyd, the future of Ghostbusters – or as he calls it, the Ghostbusters "brand" — is now much more than just a movie. According to THR, Aykroyd was asked at an event in London for an update on the movie and said he's shifted his focus from a sequel to a Marvel-style universe: "It’s beyond just another sequel, a prequel, another TV show. I'm thinking what does the whole brand mean to Sony? What does Pixar and Star Wars mean to Disney? [...]
A group of middle school film students at Massachusetts' Raw Art Works art school made a shot-for-shot Ghostbusters trailer remake that was recently posted to Vimeo, and the result is an impressive and adorable indicator of what tomorrow's comedy creators might bring to the table. While the remake trailer cheats by using some original film footage here and there, these kids' vision of a gender-swapped Ghostbusters world where the main stars are tween girls and Sigourney Weaver's part is played by a beanie-wearing dude is nothing short of genius.