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Ivan Reitman on How 'Ghostbusters III' Will Compare to the Original

"Generally, people are always cynical about these things because at their heart they start as financial desires by a studio. But there are really good creative people behind this that are trying their best. It doesn't mean it will be as great a movie as the first one. I hope strangely that it isn't. [laughs] And strangely I hope that it is."

- Ivan Reitman in a new interview with Ain't It Cool News, where he insists that the forthcoming Ghostbusters III film will be more like the original than Ghostbusters II.

A Sequel to the 'Alan Partridge' Movie Is on the Way

Steve Coogan is probably going to end up playing Alan Partridge forever. He's preparing to make a sequel to Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, the movie that starred his beloved character and was released last year in the UK and today in the US, The Guardian reports. The Guardian was told the news by Henry Normal, Steve Coogan's producing partner at his company Baby Cow. The Alan Partridge movie spent nearly a decade in development before finally being filmed and released last year, to critical and commercial success in the UK. Coogan originated the bumbling broadcaster character in 1991 for the radio show On the Hour, creating Partridge with [...]

Phil Lord and Chris Miller Reportedly in Talks to Direct 'Ghostbusters III'

On Tuesday, original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman announced that he was stepping down as director of the upcoming sequel, but he assured fans that he was helping the production find an equally perfect director. According to Nikki Finke, Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller are reportedly in talks to replace Reitman, which is a hopeful update that Ghostbusters III still has a chance of being great. No word on how this will affect Lord and Miller's desire to do a Clone High movie, but directing Ghostbusters seems like a fair excuse.

The 'Lego Movie' Sequel Gets a New Director

The Lego Movie already had a sequel greenlit before the first one even came out, and the second film has now found a director. Deadline reports that Chris McKay, who's directed a ton of episodes of Robot Chicken and Moral Orel and also served as the first Lego Movie's animation co-director, has been hired to direct the sequel. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who directed the initial film, are staying on as producers. The new movie is being written by Jared Stern (The Internship, Mr. Popper's Penguins) and Michelle Morgan (Girl Most Likely). Plot details are being kept under wraps.

Adam McKay Says There Won't Be an 'Anchorman 3'

Adam McKay, who directed both Anchorman movies and co-wrote them with Will Ferrell, said in an interview with Empire that the Anchorman series is over. Here's what he said:

"It’s done. I think that’s it. It was great to do it and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that’s it for Ron Burgundy … No, that’s the last sequel we’re gonna do. There’s nothing more fun to me than new characters and a new world. And now we’re releasing this alt version, we’re totally satisfied. No Anchorman 3."

When asked if he'd ever consider doing another Anchorman in 10 years, McKay [...]

Phil Lord and Chris Miller Turned Down Directing 'Ghostbusters III'

Ghostbusters III is hitting more roadblocks. Jeff Sneider at The Wrap is reporting that directing team Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) have turned the project down. Last month, Nikki Finke reported that the duo was in talks for the job, and Sneider says they were the studio's top choice and that the studio is now meeting with other directors.

Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two Ghostbusters movies, was originally set to direct the third, but he stepped down following the death of original Ghostbuster Harold Ramis. With Ghostbusters III once again without a director nearly two decades into [...]

Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller Say Every One of Their Movies "Sounded Like a Terrible Idea"

"Everything we’ve ever done has been riding on low expectations. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs? What a terrible idea. Doing 21 Jump Street as a movie is a terrible idea. The LEGO Movie sounds like a terrible idea. If people think [22 Jump Street] is a good idea, we’re screwed."

- Director Chris Miller in an interview with Collider quelling expectations for 22 Jump Street by explaining that all of his and directing partner Phil Lord's movies sound awful on paper.

Ivan Reitman Steps Down as 'Ghostbusters III' Director, Production Moving Forward

Yesterday evening, Deadline released a lengthy statement by Ghostbusters III director Ivan Reitman, who finally broke his silence on the status of the sequel after the death of Harold Ramis. Following Ramis's passing, Reitman has decided he no longer wants to direct the franchise reboot but will work with the production to help find the right person to helm it. Considering Reitman directed both of the original Ghostbusters movies and Ramis is now gone, the thought of a Ghostbusters III seems more and more like a bad idea now, though Sony is eager to breathe life back into the franchise. "It was such an amazing time in my [...]

Bill Murray Explains His Lack of Interest in 'Ghostbusters III', Compares It to Going Back to High School

Bill Murray did an interview with Dazed Digital out today, and while the whole thing is full of good stuff, the highlight was him discussing his lack of interest in Ghostbusters III. The interview seems to have been conducted prior to Harold Ramis's passing so Murray's opinions then on Ghostbusters III may be moot now, but here's what he said nonetheless:

Interviewer: Talking about friendships, has not wanting to do another Ghostbusters film hurt your relationship with the other guys?

Murray: Oh, that I'm not in a rush to do the Ghostbusters movie? We made the first Ghostbusters – it was one of the great movies, one of the great entertainments of all time. Then we made a [...]

Sony Presses on with 'Ghostbusters III' Script After Harold Ramis's Death

The last time we checked in on the status of Ghostbusters III it was maybe happening, but THR reports that the project was in motion before the death of original Ghostbusters co-writer Harold Ramis and allegedly had planned cameos for Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, and even Bill Murray (there's no mention of fellow Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson) "to set up a baton-passing to a trio of newcomers." With news of Ramis's passing earlier this week, Sony and director Ivan Reitman are reportedly in talks deciding how to move the project forward and rewrite the script penned by Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky and reworked by Tropic Thunder's [...]

Richard Donner Says a 'Goonies' Sequel Is Happening

It's been nearly 30 years since the '80s classic Goonies premiered, and director Richard Donner says he's now working on a sequel. When being annoyed by a TMZ photog last week about whether or not he plans to make another comic book movie, Donner gave a surprising response when he said "Uh, if you call Goonies a comic book. We're doing a sequel." Donner said that he hopes all of the main cast returns for the sequel, but he didn't give any details about whether they'd be reprising their roles or returning for cameo appearances. According to Variety, Goonies star Sean Astin said last year that he [...]

Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine Reveal Plans for a 'Tucker & Dale vs. Evil' Sequel

Good news for fans of Eli Craig's 2010 Canadian comedy horror Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. During a panel discussion at HorrorHound Weekend in Cincinnati, the real-life Tucker & Dale Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine made a surprise announcement to the audience that a sequel is already in the works. In the clip below, the guys explain how Tudyk incorrectly told a reporter at SXSW that the sequel wasn't happening, only to be corrected by a "producery-type guy" a few days later. While the story only has an outline and the script still needs to be written, Tudyk and Labine said that making the next Tucker & Dale [...]

The Sketch Group WOMEN Made the Perfect 'Hangover' Sequel

Just a few days after Barack Obama ragged on the Hangover sequels on Between Two Ferns, here's a new video from LA-based sketch group WOMEN (made up of Pat Bishop, Dave Ross, Jake Weisman, and Allen Strickland Williams) called "The Hangover Part IV" that's super funny.

Here's the Opening Musical Number from 'Muppets Most Wanted'

The Muppets sequel Muppets Most Wanted hits theaters March 21st, and this new trailer was just released, which shows the movie's opening musical number, "We're Doing a Sequel." It features all your favorite Muppets and a bunch of winky inside Hollywood terminology.