Movie Talk: ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel in the Works; New ‘Mouse Guard’ Film Adaptation

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (July 19, 2016) Mark Ellis, Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp and Ashley Mova discuss the following:


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According to a report from The Wrap, plans are already in motion for a sequel to Paul Feig‘s female-led reboot to Ghostbusters starring Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon. Speaking to the outlet, president of worldwide distribution for Sony, Rory Bruer said the Ghostbusters world is alive and well and expects Ghostbusters to become an important brand and franchise. He finished saying there’s no doubt in his mind a sequel will happen. Ghostbusters came in second place during its first weekend in theaters, grossing an estimated $46 million from 3,963 screens.  The film is on track to unseat the 1984 Ghostbusters as the highest grossing horror comedy of all time.

According to THR, David Petersen‘s 10-year running, Eisner-winning comic book series Mouse Guard is set for a film adaptation with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story screenwriter Gary Whitta. 20th Century Fox has optioned Petersen’s best-selling work for an adaptation penned by Whitta with Reeves producing alongside Boom! Studios’ Ross Richie and Stephen Christy. Reeves is only set in a producing capacity at this time. Mouse Guard is set in a world of sentient mice who live in a medieval era that parallels the same age in human history, though in their world there are no humans. The story revolves around a brotherhood of mice known as the “Mouse Guard” who have sworn an oath to serve their fellow civilian mice in times of need, including making safe passage for them through the wilderness and protecting them from predators. Fox plans to use the technology pioneered for Apes (and used earlier this year in The Jungle Book) for a live-action/CG hybrid film. No release date has been set.

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Fresh off the announcement of Star Trek 4 with Chris Hemsworth returning, Paramount has released its final trailer for Star Trek Beyond before its planned release in theatres this week. In the latest film, the Enterprise is a few years into its five-year mission when a mysterious force attacks and the crew must survive on an unknown planet filled with its own conflict. The film screened for critics a couple weeks ago with the buzz universally strong. Star Trek Beyond is directed by Justin Lin, with a script by Simon Pegg. The film stars the returning crew of Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, and Karl Urban, alongside newcomers Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella. It opens this Friday in theatres.

The latest trailer for Tate Taylor’s upcoming thriller The Girl on the Train has been released, giving us another good look at the director’s follow up to the James Brown biopic Get On Up. The film stars Emily Blunt as Rachel, who is devastated by her recent divorce, and spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. One morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds soon after. The film also stars Allison Janney, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Haley Bennett, Edgar Ramirez, and Lisa Kudrow. The Girl on a Train opens in theatres on October 7th.

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Universal has released a ton of new images from Jason Bourne, the movie that reunites Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass in their most popular franchise to date. It’s been 10 years since Jason Bourne walked away from the agency that trained him to become a deadly weapon and now he finds himself back in action battling a sinister network that utilizes terror and technology to maintain unchecked power. The film also stars Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones, Riz Ahmed, and Ato Essandoh. Jason Bourne opens in theaters on July 29th.

The first footage from Vin Diesel’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage in the form of teaser trailer announcement has been posted by Diesel on his Facebook page. After the failed xXx: State of the Union starring Ice Cube, Xander Cage marks the triumphant return of Diesel back to the role. Disturbia director D.J. Caruso is behind the camera in a story which finds Xander coming out of a self-imposed exile to face off against a deadly alpha warrior named Xiang. Racing against Xiang and his team to recover a seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box, Xander recruits an all-new group of extreme cohorts and finds himself in a vast conspiracy that suggests corruption in the world’s most powerful governments. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is scheduled to hit theatres on January 20th, 2017.

OPENING THIS WEEK

Ice Age: Collision Course – Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.

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Lights Out – When Rebecca (Teresa Palmer) left home, she thought that her childhood fears were behind her. As a young girl growing up, she was never really sure of what was real when the lights went out at night. Now, her little brother Martin (Gabriel Bateman) is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that jeopardized her safety and sanity. Holding a mysterious attachment to their mother (Maria Bello), the supernatural entity has returned with a vengeance to torment the entire family.

MAIL BAG

Ninad Khandekar writes

Hey guys, Love everything you do and keeps my day fresh.

So I recently saw Brick from Rian Johnson and I loved it. I just saw it because I loved Looper and can’t wait to see what he bring to Episode 8. So my question is that is there any director whose previous films you loved even more than the one that made him famous?

Damon Ward writes

Hey guys,

My question is what is the worst movie in your opinion that deserves an immediate remake? I’d prefer a movie that came out from 2000s and forward. My choice would be The Last Airbender.

Thanks for taking my question.

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