For those looking for more information on the Beatboxers that performed with Ray Parker Jr. in London, here you are;
Featured in the film are Neil Thomas, Bellatrix, and MC Zani, all members of The Beatbox Choir, though Thomas was replaced by Testament to perform with Ray Parker Jr for reasons unknown. We’re trying to find out if there’s a place to get a copy of their cover.
Ray Parker Jr. is currently in the UK, as part of his promotional work for the 118 118 information directory service, as well as to put in an appearance at the MCV awards later in the week apparently. Parker took a moment to talk about Ghostbusters with ITN. Mostly he jokes about getting a part in the third movie and confirming that he has not been contacted about providing any music.
Confusingly, Yahoo UK has more of ITN’s footage than ITN does on their site, featuring Parker performing Ghostbusters along with some amazing beatboxers (best cover I’ve heard in awhile.) Also, it appears one of the UK based Ghostheads was on hand. Speak up! Who are you?
Thanks to Mark of the UK Ghostbusters for the heads up (whom I’m assuming isn’t the gentleman in the video – or at least if he is, he didn’t cop to it.)
[UPDATE] Thanks Carl! Nice work!
yes im the guy in the vid.
Ray Parker jr, was awesome to meet, a really friendly guy aswell.
the beatbox version, is addictive, the more i hear it, the more i like it.
obvisously, you would call 118 118, and ask for the ghostbusters phone number 🙂
IGN has posted a new interview with Brendan Goss, Executive Producer on the Ghostbusters video game, which also comes with two new screenshots;
We knew from day one that there would be a great deal of pressure to do the franchise justice. There is no middle ground for this title — we will either be hailed for returning a childhood memory to all its glory or be hunted by an angry mob with torches and pitch forks for tainting everyone’s favorite movie. At the same time, everyone on the team recognized what a huge opportunity this is for the company and for each of us to participate in the Ghostbusters universe. It was a massive boost when the talent and Sony pictures gave us the feedback that we had really hit the mark and delivered the experience that they were hoping for.
Mr. Hough has sent in an article from Cinema Blend that claims Production Weekly, a film trade magazine, available only through expensive subscription, has listed Ghostbusters 3 in the latest issue (#650, March 5th). More interesting is that while no surprise actors are listed as attached, the listing does say Apatow Productions is attached. I’m not willing to shell out $60 to confirm, but the Production Weekly website does list that this issue does include Ghostbusters 3 as a listing. This is not the same as an official announcement from Sony/Columbia that production is greenlit – it’s possible that this listing is only included because Aykroyd, Ramis and Columbia have all confirmed that a script has been commissioned, and the Apatow connection has long been a rumour. Production Weekly may have some insight into that, but none that Cinema Blend (who presumably saw the issue) read, so for the time being this is encouraging, but still not final confirmation.
If anybody is going to pass this along to AICN or similar, please make a point of including a link to Proton Charging this time. Thanks.