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Ivan Reitman says more Ghostbusters movies are in development

03.21.2017

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After all of the vitriol directed towards Paul Feig's GHOSTBUSTERS on the road to its release, it seemed as though the film would either have to be a steaming pile of garbage or a comedic masterpiece, but the final product wound up generating little emotion from me one way or another. Other opinions may differ, but I didn't find GHOSTBUSTERS to be good or bad, it simply...was. Sony Pictures was obviously hoping that the movie would have been a bigger success, and GHOSTBUSTERS producer Ivan Reitman admitted to io9 that he was disappointed in the film.

We certainly would’ve loved to have a larger hit, but considering the last film was almost 30 years ago, it really did extremely well. I think the film cost too much, frankly, and that’s the real issue. I personally had other points of view in terms of where the film should go and it was kind of a continuous conversation with Paul [Feig] about that. But Paul was the filmmaker on this one and he’s a very talented director. I wanted to give him enough room to do the film he thought it should be.

Despite that disappointment, Reitman still believes that GHOSTBUSTERS is a "wonderful [intellectual property] because it has so many storytelling opportunities." There are several GHOSTBUSTERS projects on the way, including a comic and a VR video-game, but Reitman also confirmed that "multiple new movies" are being developed, the first of which will be the animated GHOSTBUSTERS film.

We jumped into an animated film [after the last movie] and we are developing live-action films. I want to bring all these stories together as a universe that makes sense within itself. Part of my job right now is to do that.

Ivan Reitman hopes that the animated GHOSTBUSTERS film will be released in theaters in 2019 or 2020, but he can't guarantee it. "It depends on on how fast we can get it all together," said Reitman. "It’s hard to make an animated film." I remain unconvinced that the GHOSTBUSTERS really needs to be a big movie franchise, but here we are.

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6:05PM on 03/22/2017

I was hoping for a Seth Rogen version

Wouldve been way better imo
Wouldve been way better imo
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5:57PM on 03/22/2017

Forget it ever happened.

Can't we forget the last version ever happened? Some probably already have I'm sure. Just cast the Damn movie correctly (with dudes) and write a decent script. It can't be that fucking hard. Keep Paul feig away from it. There are so many actors that would make great ghostbusters and storylines to explore. Anyone have an actor they want to see don a proton pack??
Can't we forget the last version ever happened? Some probably already have I'm sure. Just cast the Damn movie correctly (with dudes) and write a decent script. It can't be that fucking hard. Keep Paul feig away from it. There are so many actors that would make great ghostbusters and storylines to explore. Anyone have an actor they want to see don a proton pack??
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1:24PM on 03/22/2017

LOL

Imagine talking about your children this way.
1st Amazing.
2nd Not as good as the first but entertaining.
3rd "Despite that disappointment" we are going for number 4.
Imagine talking about your children this way.
1st Amazing.
2nd Not as good as the first but entertaining.
3rd "Despite that disappointment" we are going for number 4.
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7:56AM on 03/22/2017
The comments on the last film are rather carefully worded, meaning it likely was a bomb but is still politically dangerous. Maybe next time make a film aimed at the audience that actually goes to see films and if they startsaying bad things about the project listen and adapt instead of telling them to go to hell.
The comments on the last film are rather carefully worded, meaning it likely was a bomb but is still politically dangerous. Maybe next time make a film aimed at the audience that actually goes to see films and if they startsaying bad things about the project listen and adapt instead of telling them to go to hell.
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2:09AM on 03/22/2017
Personally I think the Feig movie sucked, but I guess it still turned out some profit though not enough to warrant a sequel. I'd say they should go the Deadpool way in making the movie cheaper but bump up the ratings to R. Keep the story a bit more grounded and don't make it as a straight up comedy where they burst into awkward dance montages or sexist jokes every few minutes. Make the villain scary for once and go easy on the CG. And for crap sake USE THE GODDAMN GHOST TRAPS
Personally I think the Feig movie sucked, but I guess it still turned out some profit though not enough to warrant a sequel. I'd say they should go the Deadpool way in making the movie cheaper but bump up the ratings to R. Keep the story a bit more grounded and don't make it as a straight up comedy where they burst into awkward dance montages or sexist jokes every few minutes. Make the villain scary for once and go easy on the CG. And for crap sake USE THE GODDAMN GHOST TRAPS
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5:46PM on 03/22/2017
Fuckin a man. Agreed.
Fuckin a man. Agreed.
10:07PM on 03/21/2017
Urgh. Give it up already.

Reitman is right, though. That shit-ass remake did cost too much. Why? How? The CGI was horrid and the film looked like it was shot on an iPad.
Urgh. Give it up already.

Reitman is right, though. That shit-ass remake did cost too much. Why? How? The CGI was horrid and the film looked like it was shot on an iPad.
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9:55PM on 03/21/2017
Never got around to watching the reboot, the trailers just didn't look funny and the reviews were mixed at best. Might catch it on HBO or Netflix eventually just to see what all the fuss is about. I still think a continuation of the first 2 films is what most people want to see, however with Ramis gone and Murray unwilling, the best we can hope for is a film with Akroyd and Hudson doing a passing of the torch style film to the next set of Ghostbusters. I'm thinking something like Creed, except
Never got around to watching the reboot, the trailers just didn't look funny and the reviews were mixed at best. Might catch it on HBO or Netflix eventually just to see what all the fuss is about. I still think a continuation of the first 2 films is what most people want to see, however with Ramis gone and Murray unwilling, the best we can hope for is a film with Akroyd and Hudson doing a passing of the torch style film to the next set of Ghostbusters. I'm thinking something like Creed, except a comedy. Seems better than any other ideas I've heard for this series so far.
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8:58PM on 03/21/2017
Neither good nor bad is a cop out excuse to not give a definitive opinion on this movie. Been with this site for years and years and cant recall an editor saying that about any other movie. Just sayin.
Neither good nor bad is a cop out excuse to not give a definitive opinion on this movie. Been with this site for years and years and cant recall an editor saying that about any other movie. Just sayin.
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8:43PM on 03/21/2017
I would still rather see a Ghostbusters film with Ernie Hudson playing all four characters, but wth different personalities than seeing a sequel to the 2016 film.
I would still rather see a Ghostbusters film with Ernie Hudson playing all four characters, but wth different personalities than seeing a sequel to the 2016 film.
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10:23AM on 03/22/2017
What is the f**king deal with your "Hate Groupies" @The_Soloist ?! Almost every f**king comment you make you have the same 3 or 4 regular c*nts trolling you every time. WTF?!?!
What is the f**king deal with your "Hate Groupies" @The_Soloist ?! Almost every f**king comment you make you have the same 3 or 4 regular c*nts trolling you every time. WTF?!?!
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8:29PM on 03/21/2017

Meh

Last one as average a movie you'll see. Wasn't terrible, wasn't good. They were trying way too hard to be funny though.
Last one as average a movie you'll see. Wasn't terrible, wasn't good. They were trying way too hard to be funny though.
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8:18PM on 03/21/2017
They should make an LGBTQ version of Ghostbusters, it would be wicked.
They should make an LGBTQ version of Ghostbusters, it would be wicked.
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8:11PM on 03/21/2017
Please, be an animation movie. I don't care about the new Ghostbusters.
Please, be an animation movie. I don't care about the new Ghostbusters.
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8:10PM on 03/21/2017
Lol, his first quote their was basically a nice way of saying it was all Paul Feigs fault lol, which clearly it was. The movie was pretty much a complete flop, you cant deny that. The movie had a 144 million dollar tag not including P&A, the movie did 229 mill worldwide, 128 mill domestic, 100 foreign----so the studio likely got back 65 mill stateside, and 30-ish from overseas, and another 40ish in dvd/blueray sales, for a total of 135 mill-ish, BOMB
Lol, his first quote their was basically a nice way of saying it was all Paul Feigs fault lol, which clearly it was. The movie was pretty much a complete flop, you cant deny that. The movie had a 144 million dollar tag not including P&A, the movie did 229 mill worldwide, 128 mill domestic, 100 foreign----so the studio likely got back 65 mill stateside, and 30-ish from overseas, and another 40ish in dvd/blueray sales, for a total of 135 mill-ish, BOMB
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8:02PM on 03/21/2017
I don't like the new Ghostbusters movie that much but I'm just excited to see more Ghostbusters movies coming out.
I don't like the new Ghostbusters movie that much but I'm just excited to see more Ghostbusters movies coming out.
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7:41PM on 03/21/2017
An animated movie would work, especially if they could get all the originals back to do voice work like they did for the video game like a decade ago. And frankly with the way that technology is progressing, animation could get to the point where actors aging is no problem anyway. Look at Rogue One with Tarkin. As long as the guys can still speak an animated movie could work. Just please ignore the fact that this last abortion ever existed and continue on from GB 1 & 2, and pass the torch via
An animated movie would work, especially if they could get all the originals back to do voice work like they did for the video game like a decade ago. And frankly with the way that technology is progressing, animation could get to the point where actors aging is no problem anyway. Look at Rogue One with Tarkin. As long as the guys can still speak an animated movie could work. Just please ignore the fact that this last abortion ever existed and continue on from GB 1 & 2, and pass the torch via mentoring or just do GB 3 as an animated movie.
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