This Labor Day weekend, for one week only, you can see the 1984 comedy classic 'Ghostbusters' on the big screen, digitally restored in all its slimy, Stay-Puft glory. And now Sony has delivered a special 30th anniversary trailer for the film, which will also be getting a special Blu-ray re-release. Hail Gozer!
Comic-Con 2014 is just around the corner, and while we can't wait to get the lowdown on the most-anticipated movies and TV shows coming in the years ahead, we can't forget about all the exclusive toys and merchandise that'll be offered to attendees.
From those super-sweet Funko Pop! figures to 'Alien' in a box, there's arguably too much coolness to handle. But don't worry! We've taken the liberty and scoured through all the many Comic-Con 2014 toy offerings and hand picked some of our favorites. If you're one of those crazy kids making their way to San Diego in a couple weeks, be sure to keep these products on your radar.
In early 1984, the team behind ‘Ghostbusters’ was fairly confident that they had a hit. Test screenings had gone well, but for director Ivan Reitman, something was missing. What Reitman wanted was a song, only 20 seconds or so in length, near the opening of the film as the then soon-to-be Ghostbusters -- Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) –- enter the New York Public Library.
The biggest problem with the concept of 'Ghostbusters 3' is the fact that 'Ghostbusters' still very much exists and is pretty much perfect. This fact will be reconfirmed when the original is re-released later this summer as part of the film's 30th anniversary celebration, which will also include a new Blu-ray release.
A great movie feels like alchemy -- you can't see the seams in the construction. That's why it's always fun to discover B-roll of a bonafide classic and see how that delicious, perfect sausage was made. These unearthed alternate takes from the set of 'Ghostbusters' don't feel entirely real, mainly because it's hard to imagine such a perfect movie not appearing out of thin air, fully formed.
With the passing of Harold Ramis, we were hoping that it would also put to rest the possibility of a third 'Ghostbusters' film. But Sony announced that they are going forward with 'Ghostbusters 3,' and now director Ivan Reitman has clarified they plan to start within the next year, though he will no longer be on board as the director.
As part of the American International Toy Fair going on in New York City, LEGO invited press to the Javitz Center, known for housing NY Comic-Con, to preview its upcoming toy lines. Everything from LEGO DUPLO to the 'LEGO Movie' line was introduced in a big reveal of 246 sets. While we've already detailed one of the coming debuts for 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' here's just some of what was shown from the coming 30th anniversary set for 'Ghostbusters,' the new 'Star Wars Rebels' figures and more.
Yep, it's official: we're getting a 'Ghostbusters' LEGO set.
Originally submitted last year as part of LEGO's Cuusoo competition (where fans design their own sets in hopes of them actually getting mass produced), the "Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary" set will include the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle and four figures representing Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddmore. And yeah, this is the kind of thing that makes us want to be kids again so we can play it with guilt-free.
The CW's 'Arrow' remains on break for the next few weeks, but what of the proposed 'Flash' spinoff, where last we saw Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) bathed in electrified chemicals and speeding toward his destiny? The first casting snippets for the 'Flash' TV series have emerged from 'Ghostbusters' star Ernie Hudson, revealing some surprising changes to the DC mythology!
'Ghostbusters 3' has remained alive in fans' hearts thanks to hopeful chatter from original star Dan Aykroyd, though all the on-and-off development issues have placed this in the category of "we'll believe it when we see it." However, new reports have emerged claiming that the sequel will finally begin filming next year, perhaps even with two new stars attached.