Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: James Bond Is Back In First Trailer For 'Spectre' Starring Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, & More Watch: James Bond Is Back In First Trailer For 'Spectre' Starring Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, & More Terrence Malick's Next Film With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender Reportedly Gets Titled Terrence Malick's Next Film With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender Reportedly Gets Titled Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Bloody And Bruised In First Trailer For Boxing Drama 'Southpaw' Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Bloody And Bruised In First Trailer For Boxing Drama 'Southpaw' New Infographic Lays Out Canonical 'Star Wars' Timeline With Films, TV And Books New Infographic Lays Out Canonical 'Star Wars' Timeline With Films, TV And Books First Official Image: Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' First Official Image: Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Watch: First Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' With Abigail Breslin Watch: First Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' With Abigail Breslin Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join Watch: Explore The Loneliness Of Sofia Coppola's Films With This Supercut Watch: Explore The Loneliness Of Sofia Coppola's Films With This Supercut 10 Terrible Films Starring Great Actors 10 Terrible Films Starring Great Actors Watch: Tom Hanks Acts Out His Filmography In 7-Minutes On 'The Late Late Show' Watch: Tom Hanks Acts Out His Filmography In 7-Minutes On 'The Late Late Show' New Directors/New Films Review: Jia Zhang-ke Produced 'K' Is A New Take On Franz Kafka's 'The Castle' New Directors/New Films Review: Jia Zhang-ke Produced 'K' Is A New Take On Franz Kafka's 'The Castle' Viggo Mortensen Reveals He Turned Down Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' Auditioned For 'Reservoir Dogs' Viggo Mortensen Reveals He Turned Down Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' Auditioned For 'Reservoir Dogs' Jonathan Nolan Says His Original Ending To 'Interstellar' Was “Much More Straightforward” Jonathan Nolan Says His Original Ending To 'Interstellar' Was “Much More Straightforward” The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Phil Lord & Chris Miller Reportedly Looking At Director's Chair For 'Ghostbusters 3'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 20, 2014 at 9:00AM

In an industry hellbent on rebooting, remaking, spinning off and repackaging toys, comic books, TV shows and more, Phil Lord and Chris Miller are the rare example of guys who make whatever they touch fresh, creative and hugely entertaining. On paper, it was hard to see what "21 Jump Street" could become, but in execution Lord and Miller created a ludicrously hilarious buddy movie. And in "The Lego Movie," the pair used the framework of a toy movie for a subversive, wildly inventive adventure infused with pure imagination. And everything they've touched (including "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs") has been a smash at the box office. So, who ya gonna call for "Ghostbusters 3"?
1
Phil Lord Chris Miller Elizabeth Banks The Lego Movie

In an industry hellbent on rebooting, remaking, spinning off and repackaging toys, comic books, TV shows and more, Phil Lord and Chris Miller are the rare example of guys who make whatever they touch fresh, creative and hugely entertaining. On paper, it was hard to see what "21 Jump Street" could become, but in execution Lord and Miller created a ludicrously hilarious buddy movie. And in "The Lego Movie," the pair used the framework of a toy movie for a subversive, wildly inventive adventure infused with pure imagination. And everything they've touched (including "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs") has been a smash at the box office. So, who ya gonna call for "Ghostbusters 3"?

According to Nikki Finke, the pair are in talks to direct the forever-developing sequel, replacing Ivan Reitman who recently pulled himself from the gig. And certainly, one just has to read the opening paragraph to understand why Sony—where the duo made "21 Jump Street" and the forthcoming "22 Jump Street"—wants these guys. It would be a massive jolt of energy to "Ghostbusters 3," which has been sagging in the development chain forever, and would certainly bring a fresh perspective to the sequel.

But there are a couple of things to consider. Firstly, even though Sony is aiming to start shooting in early 2015, we'd wager that Lord and Miller will want to take a crack at Etan Cohen's script and put it more in line with their sensibilities. And that would mean yet another round of writing, which would probably mean getting Reitman and Dan Aykroyd to sign off on it again. That process could delay things, or perhaps be something Lord and Miller aren't interested in. Moreover, after the smash hit "The Lego Movie," is the next career move these guys want to make a sequel to something they didn't even start? They probably can get any wacky idea they have up their sleeve made at this point, though perhaps this gig could help them leverage financing for a passion project.

Lots to consider, but this writer would rather than see Lord and Miller take on an original gig rather than a sequel we don't really need. [via Digital Spy]

This article is related to: Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Ghostbusters 3


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


Check out Indiewire on LockerDome on LockerDome

E-Mail Updates