Movie Talk: More ‘Ghostbusters’ Films in Development; ‘Vampire Chronicles’ Films Cancelled

     November 29, 2016

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (November 29th, 2016) John Campea, Jeremy Jahns, Mark Ellis, Kristian Harloff, Ashley Mova and Wendy Lee discuss the following:

  • More Ghostbusters movies in development according to Ivan Reitman
  • Opening this week
  • Leslie Mann and John Cena to star in Judd Apatow-produced The Pact
  • Christopher Nolan‘s Oscar chances

Image via Sony

The release of Ghostbusters this summer was intended to jump-start the franchise again but unfortunately didn’t hit with audiences and box office like Sony had hoped. As of now, no other movies appear to be on the horizon however, according to the director of the first two original Ghostbuster films, that may not be the case. Speaking to the Mr. Wavy podcast, via a report from Slash Film, Ivan Reitman did offer Ghostbusters fan a small glimmer of hope by saying there are many more films in development.

Back in August of 2014, Universal and Imagine secured the rights to the Anne Rice vampire book series The Vampire Chronicles. The studio then planned an interconnected movie series written and directed by The Fault in Our Stars helmer Josh Boone. Now, that planned has been scrapped as Rice herself took to Facebook to announce that she has regained the theatrical rights to The Vampire Chronicles, adding that she now plans to turn the books into a prestige TV series.


Jackie – A grieving Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman) examines her husband’s (John Carroll Lynch) legacy as the nation mourns his death.



Image via Lionsgate

Lionsgate has released a couple new images of Rita Repulsa from the upcoming Power Rangers. Featuring Elizabeth Banks as the film’s villain, Rita will soon do battle with five ordinary high school kids from the small town of Angel Grove. Directed by Project Almanac’s Dean Israelite, the movie is set to hit theatres on March 24th, 2017.

Variety reports that Leslie Mann and John Cena will join Ike Barinholtz in The Pact, produced by Point Grey’s Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The film follows three parents who, upon discovering that their daughters have made a pact to lose their virginities on prom night, go out and try and stop them before it’s too late. No release date has been set.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spider-Man actor Tom Holland is set to join Daisy Ridley in Lionsgate‘s Chaos Walking. Holland will play the role of Todd Hewlitt, a boy living in a post-apocalyptic world where everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts with constant, never-ending Noise; and a germ has supposedly killed all the women. One month from his birthday, Todd stumbles upon a spot of complete silence where he encounters Daisy Ridley’s Viola. The movie will be directed by Doug Liman with a release date yet to be determined.


Daniel Fitzpatrick writes:

Hello Collider crew from Ireland. My question is about Galen Erso in Rogue One. Do you think he will survive? There have been a lot of rumors of Jyn and her band of rebels dying but no so much Galen. Surely he would be useful to the rebels in destroying the Death Star in Episode IV if he was alive? Or maybe he’s still in Imperial custody (if he’s not dead of course). Do you think he will survive the film?

Matthew writes:

At this point it seems inevitable that Christopher Nolan will win an Oscar, but with his many talents which category do you think he will win first: Best original screenplay, best adapted screenplay, best director, or best picture?



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