Columbia Pictures has released a red band trailer for their upcoming comedy Bad Teacher, which follows Cameron Diaz as a foul-mouthed, money-hungry, middle school teacher who competes against another teacher (Lucy Punch) for the attentions of a substitute teacher (Justin Timberlake) who comes from a rich family.
Written by The Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (who also wrote Ghostbusters III, which, at this rate, won't be made until 2018) and directed by Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard, Orange County), Bad Teacher looks like the ultimate vehicle for Diaz, who, in the trailer, exhibits all kinds of, well, bad behavior: Cursing at her students; smoking marijuana; and treating gym teacher Jason Segel as horribly as possible. Watch the trailer >> Posted 02.23.11 by Ryan
Ivan Reitman has confirmed to MTV that he will return to direct Ghostbusters III and that screenwriters Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky have indeed delivered a draft of the script.
They have delivered a draft. We are working our way through another draft ... good work is being done and all of us have our fingers crossed.
The director was asked about a few script spoilers that Sigourney Weaver let slip last month — that the movie will follow her son Oscar's rise as a Ghostbuster and Bill Murray will return as a ghost — but the director decided it's best not to say anything.
I'm not going to comment on what's in the script and on what Sigourney may or may not have said. She's been so busy on Avatar, I've not been able to find her. There's some very cool things in the new draft, let's just put it that way.
So when will Ghostbusters 3 start production? "I hope to start shooting in this next year," Reitman revealed. That could mean that Harold Ramis was right in thinking that Ghostbusters III would be in theaters by 2011. Posted 01.14.10 by Ryan
Harold Ramis needs to pick up the phone. When it comes to Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II director Ivan Reitman's return for Ghostbusters III, Ramis has said "I don't think he wants to," however Reitman has already said he might be interested in returning. Reitman told MTV:
I've never ruled [directing Ghostbusters III] out. Icertainly was responsible in every capacity for the first two movies so I certainly wouldn't wander away from the third one -- especially if it's something we all think is worth doing.
Reitman agreed with Ramis that he thought the third movie would revolve around a younger group of characters, perhaps even a female or two. "That was certainly in the outline they proposed," said Reitman.
Reitman claims the script, written by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg (The Office), should be delivered "in a month or so." At that time, who will be in and who won't be, will become a lot more clear. Posted 06.10.09 by Ryan
It's been 25 years since the birth of the Ghostbusters franchise and the original creative team is working on a new flick. In a telephone interview yesterday, Comingsoon.net talked to writer/director Harold Ramis (Year One, Analyze This, Groundhog Day) and received some info on the upcoming Ghostbusters III.
Ramis and Dan Aykroyd wrote the scripts for the first two movies and both starred with Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver. Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, who are regular writers for The Office, are developing a first draft of the script and Ramis says he's optimistic that the new movie will feature most of the original cast:
I wrote the story for the new movie with [Eisenberg and Stupnitsky], and Dan [Aykroyd] and I've been consulting. We're justwaiting to see a first draft and where we are ... Everyone says they'll do it; they've all saidthey'll do it. No one has signed anything yet--we haven't signedanything either--but there's the spirit of willingness in the air.
Ramis also talked about whether he or original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman will helm the new movie:
I don't think he wants to;I'm not sure I want to. It's just a lot of open questions.Until we see a script, I don't think anyone really knows how they feelabout it. Everyone's open to doing it, that's the main thing, that'swhat got it moving forward..
In addition, Ramis said that there will be a younger team of Ghostbusters this time around, with the original characters acting more as mentors.
Ghostbusters III is currently scheduled for release sometime in 2012. Posted 06.09.09 by reelz
Stoners and geeks and inner children everywhere rejoice. Ghostbusters III may actually be happening. Talking cryptically on the subject to the Boston Globe while at a House of Blues opening (no comment), Dan Aykroyd said, "Script is commenced early summer. Hope to be in production by late fall 2009." Hmm...while that verb tense is vague, we'll take it to mean that a script is in the works. Here's what else we (kinda, sorta) know:
Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky of The Office are listed as writers, while old Ivan Reitman looks to be on to produce, per usual. Chances are decent that along with Aykroyd, Bill Murray would be on board, and perhaps Harold Ramis. Chances are less good that Sigourney Weaver would come back, and even less good that Rick Moranis would come out of hiding for the film. For certain, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the first film, and the release of a new video game based on it, so if ever there were a time for another, now would be good, at least for marketing reasons. Posted 02.23.09 by reelz