Just when you think they’ve run out of ideas of what to use for a movie, four studios get in a bidding war for movie rights to the classic arcade game, “Asteroids“.
Who ya gonna call? Well, Columbia called Lee Eisenberg, and Gene Stupnitsky to write a script for a new Ghostbusters movie staring the original cast!
Now, whether or not they’ll get the original cast remains to be seen, because of the terms:
No deals will be made with the original cast until the script is ready, but the gross percentage will certainly be an issue. Sony has a standing policy not to allow more than 25% of first dollar gross out the door.
So, why are people thinking that the originals might be back? From the same article:
The scribes just wrote “Year One,” a comedy that was directed by Ramis. Ramis with Aykroyd wrote the first two installments of the films. Ivan Reitman directed both the 1984 original and the sequel that was released in 1989. The close proximity between the writers and original Ghostbuster Ramis is evidence that the ghost chasers have sparked to the idea of returning.
Minor spoilers ahead
Communication with the past, warning about things that you may or may not be able to change, universe course corrections… I’m talking about “Lost”, right? Nope. I’m talking about “Frequency”.
We were catching up on some old movies while we’re waiting for new episodes of LOST (and other shows… new Earl this Thursday!), and decided to rent “Frequency”, which I’ve never seen. Much to my surprise, one of the characters in the movie is none other than Elizabeth Mitchell, who plays “Juliet” on LOST. It was a pretty good movie, a little predictable in places, but fun none the less. If you haven’t seen the movie, check it out.