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Ernie Hudson Hates the Idea of an All-Women 'Ghostbusters' Reboot (Unless It's Sexy)

"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.

Key and Peele Are Developing a Movie Starring Substitute Teacher Mr. Garvey

Entertainment Weekly's comedy issue cover faces and guest editors Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele gave the magazine a few interesting scoops on their upcoming projects this week, and among the updates is news of a possible film starring their megahit substitute teacher character Mr. Garvey. "We’re in negotiations at Paramount to make a Substitute Teacher movie," Key said. "Two of our writers are penning it. Well, they’re not penning it as we speak — it’s getting there."

As for what else the Peabody-winning duo are working on, they also said that their Police Academy reboot is moving along with The Mindy Project's Ike Barinholtz and [...]

Bill Murray Likes the Idea of a Female 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

While promoting his new movie St. Vincent at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend, Bill Murray was asked by several reporters about the recent news of a possible Paul Feig-directed all-female Ghostbusters reboot and responded with resounding approval. Here's what he had to say when asked about the idea by Access Hollywood's Scott Mantz:

"It sounds great to me. It sounds as good an idea as any other! There are a lot of women that could scare off any kind of vapor! No, it's a grand idea, I don't know who they're talking about, but it's a good idea, I would watch it! I [...]

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Are Producing an Animated 'Flintstones' Movie

The Flintstones is getting rebooted again. THR reports that Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing a full-length, animated Flintstones movie via their company Gary Sanchez. No director is attached, but the script is being written by Chris Henchy, who's a partner at Gary Sanchez and co-wrote the Ferrell vehicles The Other Guys, Land of the Lost, and The Campaign.

Seth MacFarlane was previously attached to resuscitate the Flintstones franchise. He was developing a primetime animated series reboot for Fox back in 2011, but the network shut the project down a year later after not liking the pilot script.

Warner Brothers Has Reportedly Fast-Tracked a 'Gremlins' Reboot

In case you aren't satisfied with the upcoming big-screen returns of Police Academy, The Goonies, The Pink Panther, Fletch, Naked Gun, and Ghostbusters, Ain't It Cool News is also reporting that the 1984 comedy-horror Gremlins is the latest addition to the film reboot lineup. According to the report, Gremlins has joined Goonies as a fast-track priority for Warner Brothers. Probably the most interesting part of the Gremlins news is writer Chris Columbus's comments to Screen Rant back in 2012, where he said the Gremlins reboot would be "impossible to recreate in a CGI environment" since it would "lose that sense of [...]

Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Will Be "Really Scary" And Respect the Original Films

Following yesterday's news that he had teamed up with writer Katie Dippold to make the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, Paul Feig sat down with Entertainment Weekly to shed some light on his vision for the film. Feig put a lot of emphasis on his respect for the original films and the pressure of taking on a Ghostbusters movie especially in the wake of Harold Ramis's death and Bill Murray's lack of interest in continuing the franchise:

I love origin stories. That’s my favorite thing. I love the first one so much I don’t want to do anything to ruin the memory of that. So it just felt like, [...]

Happy Madison Is Producing a 'Real Genius' TV Reboot for NBC

Real Genius might be coming to the small screen. Deadline reports that the 1985 film starring Val Kilmer is currently being developed by Sony TV and Adam Sandler's production company Happy Madison as a single-cam workplace comedy for NBC with a script commitment. The series was written by Workaholics co-executive producer Craig DiGregorio and Workaholics/Parks and Rec writer David King and will be a present-day reboot centered on "the relationship between a rock star-like genius — the character played by Kilmer in the movie — and a sheltered, naive co-worker." Click through to watch the original Real Genius trailer:

Charlie Day and Chris Hemsworth Join 'Vacation' Reboot Starring Ed Helms

It's been a while since there was an update on the long in-the-works Vacation reboot starring Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold, but today THR reports that the film just added two big stars. Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are both currently in negotiations to join the reboot; Hemsworth will play the husband of Rusty's sister Audrey (who has not yet been cast) while Day will make a cameo as a river rafting guide. The reboot's previously announced cast includes Christina Applegate as Rusty's wife as well as original Vacation couple Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo in cameo roles. The film is set to begin shooting next [...]

A Possible Online 'MST3K' Reboot Is in the Works

Wired has compiled a complete oral history of Mystery Science Theater 3000 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show's original Comedy Central debut, enlisting its writers, performers, and network producers to track its run from scrappy 1988 movie commentary show to fully-fledged community with a long and loyal TV and online fanbase. At the end of the article, show creator Joel Hodgson teased a possible online reboot of the show — which has spawned the online audio-only spin-off RiffTrax as well as live show Cinematic Titanic — that will include a brand new and yet-to-be-revealed host with cameos from MST3K alumni:

"I've talked to a [...]

Key and Peele Are Producing a 'Police Academy' Reboot

Only a few days after winning a Peabody Award, comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have signed on to produce the Police Academy reboot, THR reports. The last update on the reboot came when first-time director Scott Zabielski (Tosh.0) signed on to direct in 2012, but he has since parted ways with the project. According to the latest update, Key and Peele have now joined original Police Academy producer Paul Maslansky for the reboot, though it hasn't been announced yet whether they will be starring in it as well. Here's what Maslansky told THR of the reboot back in 2010:

"It's going to be very [...]

Katie Dippold Is Writing the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot for Paul Feig

It looks like the all-lady Ghostbusters reboot is moving forward. Following August's report that Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig was in talks with Sony to direct the long in-the-works sequel-turned-reboot, THR reports today that Feig's collaborator Katie Dippold — who penned the script for The Heat and has also written for MADtv and Parks and Recreation — has officially signed on to co-write the reboot with Feig. Dippold also recently finished writing the script for The Heat 2. No cast has been announced yet for the film, but hopefully someone involved considers some of Bill Murray's suggestions. Feig also gave an update on [...]

Leslie Mann Joins the 'Vacation' Reboot Starring Ed Helms

The long in-the-works Vacation reboot just cast its grown-up Audrey. Variety reports that Leslie Mann has signed on to star opposite Ed Helms and Christina Applegate as Rusty's sister Audrey Griswold, who was played in the original 1983 film by Dana Barron. In addition to Mann's casting, child actors Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins have been cast as Rusty's (Helms) sons in the reboot, both Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are in talks to show up in small roles, and original Griswolds Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo will both make cameo appearances.

Paul Feig Might Direct a 'Ghostbusters' Reboot with Female Leads

Here's a new twist in the ongoing saga that is Ghostbusters III: According to Variety, Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is currently in talks with Sony to direct an all-female Ghostbusters reboot with a brand new script. It's not clear yet whether the Feig reboot will replace the long in-the-works sequel, which original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman left in March after the death of Harold Ramis. In any case, Feig already has his next project lined up directing Melissa McCarthy in Spy, so there's plenty of time to either get angry about unnecessary reboots or assemble your lady Ghostbusters dream team.

The Comedy Sequel and Reboot Tolerability Scale

It seems like there's an announcement about a new sequel or remake every day, with pretty much every successful movie you can think of at one point being developed as a potential franchise. In just the past two weeks alone, news about sequels to Mrs. Doubtfire and Goonies and reboots of Police Academy and Gremlins has hit the internet. With comedy, sequels and reboots are especially tricky, and you can count the number of good ones on one hand, but that doesn't stop studios from buying them in bulk.

Since updates about sequels and reboots to beloved (and non-beloved) comedies trickling in nonstop, it can be hard to keep [...]