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? [...]
There's a sequel to Hocus Pocus in the works, and it's coming from an unlikely source: Tina Fey. The Tracking Board reports that Fey is producing an untitled Hocus Pocus sequel via her production company Little Stranger. There are currently no stars attached to the film, but it's written for two female leads and one of them could hypothetically end up being Tina Fey if she's interested. The original movie, a horror comedy starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as three witches/sisters tormenting modern day Salem Massachusetts, wasn't a big hit when it was released in 1993 but it went on to become very popular on home video and [...]
Earlier this week, entertainment blogger Nikki Finke published a story about Max Landis being hired to write the new draft of Ghostbusters III, which Landis quickly debunked on Twitter, denying any involvement. Max Landis, whose father John Landis often collaborated with fellow '80s comedy kingpins/Ghostbusters people Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ivan Reitman, proceeded to lay out his ideas on Twitter for what he would hypothetically do with Ghostbusters on Twitter and it actually sounds kind of cool, unlike most Ghostbusters III concepts. Here's what he had to say (via /Film):
My full movie concerns several new teams (focusing on one), grown from the Ghostbusters Franchise which is now global [...]
With the box office success of Seth Rogen's newest movie Neighbors, the comedy film star said at a Warner Bros. panel over the weekend that he's currently "having a lot of discussions" to make a sequel with his producing partners Evan Goldberg and James Weaver. Rogen also emphasized that the trio will continue to specialize in "low budget R-rated comedies" following Rogen's decision to cut Neighbors' budget in half to $18 million to ward off studio exec interference: "At least we didn't make a movie we hate and had to work on for a year and a half." At the panel, Rogen also confirmed that he's currently [...]
"I'm a student of sequels and I know what they did wrong when you see them. Usually what they try to do is make them glitzier and broader and all that stuff. Our approach is not going to be that. If anything, the mustaches will be a little bigger, it'll be a little tougher maybe, but we're just going to make a second one. We're not going to dye our hair blond and spike it up or anything. This is going to be just another cop story."
- Broken Lizard's Jay Chandrasekhar on the in-the-works Super Troopers sequel in Rolling Stone's new oral history of the film.