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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Expendables Poster Makes Me Giggle Like a Little Girl, Ghostbusters News Makes Me Frown Like Andy Rooney

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 1:42 PM

I wrote about The Expendables a few months ago:

The Expendables (August 20)—Written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, starring Stallone, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, with reported cameos from Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. After August 20, no one will refer to 2010 as "2010." History books shall refer to it only as "The Year of The Expendables."

Now the flick has a poster, which I would happily get a full-chest tattoo of:

In less Stallone-ariffic news, New York has the lowdown about Sony wanting to ditch Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman and get somebody younger to helm Ghostbusters III.

Reitman was just 42 years old when he directed the first Ghostbusters sequel in 1989, and at the time had the most lucrative track record in comedy filmmaking: Twins and Ghostbusters II grossed some $300 million that same year. But now, at 63, Reitman (whose last movie was the bomb My Super Ex-Girlfriend) is precisely what the studio isn't looking for: While the second draft of the script for Ghostbusters III—penned by The Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky—won’t be handed in until May, insiders say that by introducing a group of twentysomething 'busters, Columbia's brass hopes to do with the franchise what it's doing with Spider-Man by hiring on (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb. (Via.)

The idea of a Reitman-less Ghostbusters just feels wrong, but maybe that's my nostalgia getting the better of me.

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