Friday, August 12, 2016

Paul Feig: no more reboots/remakes (no sequel?)

From The Independent UK, ((Asked when he would even consider reimagining another classic film property, he told The Huffington Post: “No, no, no. No, I will not,” drawing attention to the fact that most of his filmography is original material. ))
Paul Feig won't be rebooting another franchise anytime soon. He took a lot beatings in the social media world for rebooting Ghostbusters. It certainly sounds like he's throwing in the towel.
The movie isn't a bomb. It will probably won't break even in the theaters, but will on the home market. A fellow blogger also mentioned that Sony very quietly canceled the male spinoff movie and you haven't heard a word about it.
I really didn't have the hatred for the movie like others did, and I even liked the first trailer. However, it is starting to look like Sony really knew they didn't have the golden goose on their hands they were hoping for. Sony is losing about 70 million from this reboot. Ouch.
I think Comic Book Girl made a good point and Sony should have just made the movies a distance sequel to the original GB franchise and made it a mixture of men and women. At least make some of the main characters related to the first movie's characters. While I don't agree with Feig's politics, I think he is a good director. (Loved Bride's Maids, Heat and Spy) He might bounce back from this.
And, it looks like Sony is no longer interested in making any kind of sequel to this movie. And, the biggest burn to Sony has to be that WB's Suicide Squad made GB's take in one week with critics roasting it on Rotten Tomatoes. Suicide Squad will probably hit 400 million by this weekend worldwide.
There is still hope. From Heatstreet, ((Sony is not commenting, but now The Hollywood Reporter is reporting the “Ghostbusters universe” will now consist of an animated movie and a TV spin-off. The exploits of Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen Wiig have been abandoned. ))

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