Remember the pre-buzz on a fan generated Ghostbusters calendar mentioned awhile back? Well, it’s first month is now available online – say hello to Miss January. Yes, Miss January. The big surprise turns out to be that the calendar is a bit on the spicy side. Kind of like those calendars you see at the autoshop, only these are for the HQ firehall.
Head on over to GBfans.com to check it out.
With only a matter of days until Be Kind Rewind hits theaters, the already eclectic marketing campaign turns it up a notch. For starters, the movie website takes the movie premise and expands it to the internet – Jerry (Jack Black) has erased the internet and they must now rebuild it as best they can, termed “sweding” by the makers of the film. This web sweding includes a replacement imdb.com listing for Ghostbusters and some swell Swede Ghostbusters wallpaper. The site also contains a replacement YouTube site, complete with the trailer for the sweded films, as we’ve seen before.
But even more interesting is the news that the director of the film, Michel Gondry, is hoping to give the directors of the films lovingly rebuilt in Be Kind Rewind a chance to do the same back.
“I can’t tell you what will or won’t come to pass,” Sugarman said. “But we think it’s as much fun for Ivan Reitman to play with ‘Be Kind Rewind’ as it is for us to play with ‘Ghostbusters.’ A lot of people in the film industry have a great sense of humor about this stuff.”
Ernie Hudson talked Ghostbusters at a recent interview and in addition to making all the usual comments on the game, he expresses a regret that the stars didn’t voice the Real Ghostbusters cartoon. The article also mentions that Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis are still interested in making a third movie. This isn’t terribly startling news – they’ve always said they wanted to do another – but what was interesting was that the article states Ramis and Aykroyd apparently have a fourth script already worked out!
Thanks to Nevil for the heads up.
[update] Initially the fourth script seemed attributed to Hudson during the interview, but with a careful read it seems more like a random statement by the interviewer without collaboration.
Oh sure, it was probably a given, but when the man wears a Ghostbusters t-shirt to press interviews for his own Oscar-bound film, you don’t have to take it for granted anymore. It’s now fact – Jason Reitman is a Ghostbusters fan.
Missed this last year, and then had to wait until now to share it. But it’s worth a chuckle. Done all your, I dunno… shopping? Baking? Fasting? If I don’t get to talk to you before the New Year, happy holidays.