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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 [...]

There's Already a Sequel to 'The Lego Movie' in the Works

The new animated comedy The Lego Movie is coming out this weekend, but the studio behind it has already started work on a sequel. The Wrap reports that Jared Stern (The Internship, Mr. Popper's Penguins) has been hired to co-write the sequel with an unnamed writer. "Advanced market research" says that the movie will be a big hit when it comes out this weekend, and it's been receiving unanimous critical acclaim so far. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), The Lego Movie features a voice cast that includes Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick [...]

Kristen Wiig Is In for the 'MacGruber' Sequel

The idea of a sequel to Will Forte's cult hit SNL spinoff film MacGruber is definitely a hypothetical thing at this point, but his co-star Kristen Wiig said in a recent interview that she's interested in reprising her role for MacGruber 2, if it ever gets off the ground. Talking to Collider to promote The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Wiig says she's "hoping" the movie gets made and "Last I heard, they're working on a script, so I'm in … I loved making that movie."

Will Forte has been talking about making a sequel for a while now and told us recently that he's yet to get started [...]

Brett Ratner Signs Back On to Direct 'Beverly Hills Cop IV'

Director Brett Ratner is back on board Beverly Hills Cop IV, Deadline reports. Ratner was attached to direct the sequel a couple years ago, but the project was called off when Eddie Murphy was unhappy with the script and backed out. After that, Ratner produced a CBS one-hour pilot for a Beverly Hills Cop spinoff centered on Brandon T. Jackson as Axel Foley's son, Aaron Foley, but the network passed on it and Beverly Hills Cop IV was put back into development in July. Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, the duo who wrote Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol and the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, are writing the script. This is [...]

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.

Surprise Hit 'We're the Millers' Is Getting a Sequel

The comedy We're the Millers was a surprise hit when it was released last summer, and now, it's being turned into a franchise. THR reports that a We're the Millers sequel is in the works, with the movie's four stars – Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Will Poulter, and Emma Roberts – expected to return although no deals are in place. The original's director, Rawson Marshall Thurber, is also returning, while a new writer, Adam Sztykiel (Due Date, NBC's upcoming midseason sitcom Undateable), is being brought on.

The first movie starred Sudeikis as an experienced pot dealer who hires Aniston, Poulter, and Roberts's characters to be his fake family so [...]

Elizabeth Banks Is Making Her Feature Directorial Debut with 'Pitch Perfect 2'

Elizabeth Banks is set to make her directorial debut with the sequel to Pitch Perfect, THR reports. Banks originated the idea for the first movie, a comedy about college a cappella groups, and also co-starred in and produced it. Kay Cannon is returning to write Pitch Perfect 2, and Banks will also be reprising her character. Stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are also expected to return. Though Banks has never directed a feature before, she has previously directed shorts for Funny Or Die and the American Heart Association and a segment in the anthology film Movie 43.

Ben Stiller Says 'Zoolander 2' Is "On Hold"

It looks like the wait for the long-rumored Zoolander sequel has just gotten longer. In an interview with ShortList Magazine, Ben Stiller had the following to say about the next time he'll play Derek on the big screen:

What’s the latest on Zoolander 2? Will it ever happen?

Right now, it’s on hold. There’s a script we like, but I don’t want to force it, because people who love that movie really love it, so I want to make sure we do the sequel the right way. Mike Myers did it well with the Austin Powers movies – they were all funny, and very ‘of their time’. And [...]

The 'Anchorman 2' Superticket Costs $33 and Gets You the Movie 2 Days Early, Plus a Digital Copy

We reported last month that AMC Theaters is making Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues available to fans two days early via a "superticket," and now, AMC has released full details on how that'll work. Basically, you pay $33 and then get to see the movie two days early, on December 16th rather than its release on December 18th, and it comes with a digital download of the movie, which will be available weeks before its DVD release, and a digital download of Wake Up, Ron Burgundy, the alternate cut of the original Anchorman. Check out a video Ferrell made as Ron Burgundy (in case you aren't sick [...]

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 [...]

'Ride Along 2' Is Going to Be a Movie

It's only been a month since the Kevin Hart-Ice Cube action-comedy Ride Along came out, but the film is already getting a sequel. Universal has greenlit a sequel to the film, and Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are closing their deals to return, Deadline reports. There's no word on what the plot to Ride Along 2 entails, but it's expected to include more action and will be more multi-cultural "to expand the demos."

The first movie's director, Tim Story, is also returning to direct Ride Along 2, and the script is currently being finalized by Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay, who co-wrote the final draft of the original. [...]

Here's a Clip of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Doing Michael Caine Impressions in the Sequel 'The Trip to Italy'

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's sequel to their comedy The Trip, called The Trip to Italy, was filmed last year. Here's the first clip from it, in which Coogan and Brydon revive their Michael Caine impressions and do a bunch of other Dark Knight Rises impressions. The Trip to Italy was filmed as a six-part TV series and is also edited into a movie version, like the original. There's no word on when audiences will be able to see it, but here's a funny clip at least.

Here's the Trailer for '22 Jump Street'

22 Jump Street, the sequel to last year's 21 Jump Street reboot, is due out next summer, and this trailer for it just dropped. The movie brings back original stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, as well as directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and supporting cast members Ice Cube, Nick Offerman, Rob Riggle, and Dave Franco.