Yeah. Dubailand. A giant (they don’t do small in Dubai) Universal Studios in Dubai is in the works, with the official website talking about rides such as Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure and Revenge of the Mummy, and park attractions such as Waterworld and The Blue Brothers. Basically stuff you’d expect in a Universal Studios.
Now, via the website of someone working on the project in some capacity, come a series of art concepts, including the New York Zone… complete with Ghostbusters firehall! Now word on whether the park will incorporate anything similar to the old Universal Studios shows or having an Ecto-1 driving around the park. Honestly, from what I can make from the website that reported the concept art, the project that started four years ago hit a financial bump, but may or may not be back on track. And if it does get made, you still have to go to Dubai to see it. But hey… still so cool.
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With a wash of new 4K TVs at CES this past month (think of 4K as super HD, at roughly four times the resolution of a Blu-ray), people started asking what the hell they could watch on them. Sony jumped up quick to announce they were working on a host of 4K titles, from the recently wrapped five seasons of Breaking Bad to older titles in the catalog, including Ghostbusters.
With 50 models of 4K TVs shown at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, it looks like a decent gamble and if it pays off, Ghostbusters fans will get home video version of Ghostbusters that is basically equal (if not slightly better than) the theoretical resolution of the 35mm negative.
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[VIA Hollywood Reporter]
Entertainment Tonight, which was really, like, barely started in 1984, was on the red carpet for the LA premiere of Ghostbusters, and given that we just passed the 28th anniversary of that event, it was nice of them to share!
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Seth “Family Guy” MacFarlane is making the move to the silver screen, but not with one of this hit TV shows, but an actual buddy flick, Ted. Now, it’s true, Ted is about a guy and his not-so-imaginary friend, a talking teddy-bear, but it’s still a big step away from the anything-goes cartoons he’s used to. How did he plot the line between real and absurd? He watched Ghostbusters;
What made you want a CGI talking teddy bear in your first film?
All of my experience has been in animation, so I felt it would be good to include an animated element. But making Ted was also about finding a balance between that sort of sledgehammer-realism of modern comedy, at least in that Judd Apatow style, and capturing the style of comedy that I loved in the ’80s, movies like Back to the Future and Ghostbusters. Those movies were funny for adults, but they also had an element of showmanship to them; there was an element of un-realism. It was always very well-balanced.
Ghostbusters is a movie that we looked to often during Ted’s production process, because it’s a movie that essentially takes place in the real world; New York City is presented as New York City and the characters are all very realistic, but there’s this one element that’s completely unrealistic. By keeping everything else very grounded, they earned that. You don’t have wacky characters in a wacky situation—you have grounded and real characters and one wacky situation for them to deal with.
I hope Ted establishes the modern version of what those ’80s movies accomplished: combining real characters with a fun, outrageous, summer comedy premise.