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First Photo for ‘Ghostbusters 2020’ Released as Filming Begins

Director Jason Reitman took to his Instagram to officially announce the commencement of filming on Sony’s Ghostbusters 2020 in Alberta, Canada with a first look photo featuring stars Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon in character. Reitman appears also in the photo, alongside his father Ivan Reitman who directed the first two Ghostbusters films.

It seems Grace’s familiar specs tease a lineage with Egon Spengler.

Grace, known also for her roles in Captain Marvel and Annbelle Comes Home, will star in the 2020 film along with Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things and 2017’s IT). Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) will play their mother. Sigourney Weaver recently confirmed that she and the original cast were reprising their roles for the sequel. read more

Sigourney Weaver to Return as Dana Barrett in New ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel

Director Jason Reitman has maintained a code of silence about the possibility of any iconic actors of the original Ghostbusters franchise returning to his highly-anticipated 2020 sequel, but Sigourney Weaver just let something incredible slip in an interview with Parade Magazine: Dana Barrett’s back!

That’s right, the professional musician turned Zuul, turned Terror Dog, turned mother of the human vessel for the return of Vigo: Scourge of Carpathia, will be facing off against whatever the latest terror of New York City turns out to be in the upcoming film! Parade’s interview with Sigourney Weaver might have spoiled a few surprises with this announcement, but the text surrounding her quote gives cause for even more excitement: read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: June 2019 Blu-Ray Releases

We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to!

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Buy / Wait / Rent, a monthly article devoted to the most highly-anticipated horror releases on blu-ray. Here you will find the best home video releases of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of June 2019! read more

‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel to be Laden with Practical Effects Over CGI

Dan Aykroyd dropped more hints regarding the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel that is sure to excite fans all over the world. During an interview with 660 News the comedy actor revealed the creators of the upcoming film are sticking to the use of practical effects instead of Computer-generated imagery, or CGI, as much as possible.

Aykroyd said, “I’m always urging to use puppets, I’m always urging to go back to the mechanicals. But CGI is so efficient and easy to use but I think that all of us are on board with the idea of maybe doing mechanicals and puppets where we can.” read more

Sony Sets Summer 2020 Release Dates for ‘Morbius’ and ‘Ghostbusters’

Two of Sony’s most talked about properties received release dates this week (according to deadline), as Spider-Man’s Living Vampire Morbius and a classic Ghostbusters sequel will be released during the summer season of 2020.

Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters will open on July 10, 2020 and Morbius (starring Jared Leto as the “not-quiet-dead” vampire) will come out three weeks later on July 31.  As of now, both films will have their respective opening weekends to themselves, with no current competition slated to open on either date. read more

Jason Reitman to Co-Write & Direct Sequel to Original ‘Ghostbusters’ Series

Fasten your seat belts, because the Ecto-1 is about to ride again! Entertainment Weekly reports that Jason Reitman will direct a sequel to 1984’s Ghostbusters and 1989’s Ghostbusters III, based on a script co-written by Reitman and Gil Kenan (Monster House). Reitman is the son of Ivan Reitman, the legendary director of the original series, and he even played the role of the unimpressed birthday boy at the beginning of the second movie. In his interview with EW, he fondly recalls his experiences on the set of the original film: read more

Mezco Toyz Displays Massive Collection of Upcoming Horror Toys at New York Comic Con

Horror News Network was on site at Day One of the 2018 New York Comic Con to bring you the hottest horror toys on display at the show! This year, Mezco Toyz’s booth was jam packed with tons of incredible properties in a variety of different formats. Featuring 12″ figures, puppets, dolls, and even jack in the boxes, nearly every popular horror franchise was represented, including Halloween, Friday the 13th, Ghostbusters, Evil Dead 2, Dawn of the Dead, The Warriors, A Clockwork Orange, Kong: Skull Island, Living Dead Dolls, It, The Nun, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Annabelle, The Exorcist, Chucky, Beetlejuice, Trick ‘r Treat, and Hellraiser, there was literally something for everyone! You can check out all of our photos from the event below: read more

Ivan Reitman Plans to Link ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot to Original and Explore International Settings for Future Films

Over the past few months, producers (and original creators) Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd have publicly slammed director Paul Feige for the financial failure of last summers Ghostbusters reboot. Both have expressed nothing but love for the new cast of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon; and they believe that the film’s flaw was Feige’s unreasonably high budget and expensive reshoots, which were required to complete the film.

With Feige out of the picture Reitman and Aykroyd are free to go in any new direction they please, and they alone are responsible for the success or failure of upcoming Ghostbusters installments. Yesterday, Ivan Reitman and Ernie Hudson sat down for a Facebook Live Q&A to celebrate “Ghostbusters Day.” During the event, Reitman shared some of his ideas for future installments. Here’s what he had to say: read more

Dan Aykroyd on ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Director Paul Feig: “He Will Not Be Back On The Sony Lot Anytime Soon”

Now that the promotional period for last summer’s Ghostbusters reboot has died down, the film’s producers are more likely to say what’s on their mind about the success of the project (or lack thereof… the film earned approximately $128 million at the domestic box office against a budget of $144 million).

Over the weekend, Aykroyd appeared on Brittain’s Channel 4 show, Sunday Brunch. When asked about the 2016 Ghostbusters film, he didn’t hold back. His comments were edited from future airings of the episode, but Deadline has transcribed his statements: read more

Ivan Reitman Discusses Ghostbusters 2016 and the Franchise’s Future

Ghostbusters (2016) earned approximately $128 million at the domestic box office against a budget of $144 million. It picked up an extra $100 million overseas, but it’s safe to say that the film underperformed financially. The film’s performance led to questions and speculation about the future of Ghostbusters-related projects. Fortunately, Ivan Reitman (director of the original two films, and producer of the reboot) has a plan for the future. He recently sat down with io9 to reflect on last year’s project and shed some light on his ideas for the franchise. Here’s what he had to say: read more