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Ghostbusters reboot news roundup

September 11th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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OK, so we don’t normally do a Ghostbusters news round-up but tonight we have three interesting bits of GB news and we’re far too lazy to do three separate posts.

OK, here we go…

It looks like filming on Paul Feig’s reboot is set to head to New York next week, according to TribecaCitizen: “Around Church/Duane for “Flapjack,” shooting Saturday. That’s what theGhostbusters reboot is going by, because actually telling people might lead to massive disruptions of this very important cultural moment. It stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon. The majority of the shoot is in Boston.”

This is interesting since Paul Feig confirmed last week that there is only two weeks of filming left…

Next up, Mattel, who, until this year, produced the recent line of original Ghostbsuters movie figures, has signed a deal to be the global master toy licensee for next year’s movie too.

The film, directed by Bridesmaid’s Paul Feig, will hit screens in July 2016 with an all-female team in Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.

Rocket Licensing is managing the UK and Ireland licensing campaign for Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters reboot.

“Of the top film events of the coming year this is possibly the one that has the highest levels of awareness and anticipation – from both filmgoers and the licensing community,” said Mark Caplan, SVP, global consumer products, Sony Pictures Entertainment.

“We’re looking forward enormously to bringing the new Ghostbusters to a waiting world and delighted that Rocket, with its excellent work on the Classic brand, will be building the licensing campaign for the new brand in the UK and Ireland.”

Also, according to Toynews, “for the first phase of the UK licensing campaign, Rocket is targeting publishing, apparel, nightwear, underwear, social stationery, stationery, confectionery, gifts and homeward.”

And finally, in a recent Q&A with IMDB via Twitter, Feig was asked when we’ll see a teaser for the movie and he answered, as we expected, that it’ll probably be before Christmas:

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