Apparently Channing Tatum Wants to Do a ‘Ghostbusters’ Spinoff with Christ Pratt

A Ghostbuster, huh?

That’s right, you heard me. According to emails hacked out of the Sony Pictures mainframe (or, more likely, a Sony exec’s iPh—er, Xperia Z3), Channing Tatum really wants to star in a Ghostbusters spinoff with Chris Pratt.

On August 21, Tatum himself sent an email to Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal telling her just how rad said project would be:

Let us show the world The DarkSide and let us fight it with all the glory and epicness of a HUGE BATMAN BEGINS MOVIE. I know we can make this a huge franchise. Fun adventure craziness. COME OONNNN!!!

And Sony took this email very seriously. The very next day, Columbia Pictures (which is owned by Sony) co-president of production Hannah Minghella sent an email to her fellow honchos shedding more light on the proposal. In it she explains that Joel and Anthony Russo of Captain America: The Winter Soldier fame are involved, and she sounds very intrigued, to say the least,:

So… in a curious turn of events – the Russos and Channing want to develop Ghostbusters as a vehicle for Channing and Chris Pratt to do together…The Russos, Channing and Reid have been brainstorming ideas and want to create a whole new mythology that would support multiple movies (the way that Nolan reinvented Batman). To be clear – the Russos want to produce (not direct) and while Channing and Chris are looking for a movie to do together they haven’t mentioned this to him yet because they weren’t sure how we’d react.

Surprise, Chris Pratt!

So what about the previously announced Paul Feig-directed all-female Ghostbusters reboot? Don’t worry. That’s still on. If Sony does go ahead with this Russo/Channing/Pratt project, it would be a spinoff of the Feig movie, which would apparently serve as the foundation of a new, “simultaneously super scary while also super funny…Ghostbusters universe.”

That’s right. Ghostbustsers universe. Ugh.

[Via Screen Rant]

David Letterman Announces Official Farewell Date

Who will be dave's last guest?

On the April 3, 2014, David Letterman created a tsunami in the entertainment business when announced that he would be retiring some time in 2015.

Now we finally know the exact date of the late night legend’s final show: Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Mark it down on the 2015 kitten wall calendar your weird aunt is going to give you for Christmas. It’ll make her happy. (If she ends up giving you a weird decorative soap basket, just set a reminder in your iPhone like a normal person.)

There’s no word yet on when Stephen Colbert will make his Late Show debut, and neither Dave nor his production company, Worldwide Pants, have given any clues as to his final guest. However, I would give Bill Murray 4-1 odds. He was Dave’s first ever guest on NBC’s Late Nite with David Letterman way back in 1982, and he’s made dozens of (always hilarious) appearances since. Quite frankly, it would be a huge disappointment if Murray weren’t involved in the final show one way or another.

[via Deadline]

Finally Official: ‘Better Call Saul’ Gets a Two-Night Premier Starting February 8

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Better Call Saul was originally supposed to debut…well, like right now, in November 2014. However, AMC pushed the date back to “early” 2015 and then refused to give us an actual concrete date—probably just to mess with us, because they know we’re all Breaking Bad junkies.

But today, finally, after a bunch of teasers, we finally have a date. In fact, we have two dates, because Better Call Saul is getting a two-night premiere. Episode one airs Sunday, February 8, at 10pm ET, and episode two airs Monday, February 9, also at 10pm ET.

Of course, if you’re like me, you’re first thought upon hearing the date was, “Oh no! That’s probably the night of the Super Bowl! I’ll be way too drunk and full of chicken wings to remember to switch over the AMC when the game is over.”

But don’t worry, friends. The Super Bowl is actually on February 1 this year. You will have a whole week to recover.

‘Evil Dead’ TV Show Gets Greenlight from Starz

Starring Bruce Campbell

Director Sam Rami teased a possible Evil Dead TV show this past summer at Comic-Con. However, he really didn’t offer up any actual information.

Today we have information. Starz has announced that they have officially greenlit the show, which will be called Ash Vs. Evil Dead. Rami himself will write and direct the pilot, and Bruce Campbell will reprise his genre-defining role as the titular Ash.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Bruce Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its ‘Evil’ grip.

Of course, it’s been 33 years since the first Evil Dead movie came out and 23 years since the last Evil Dead movie came out. So there’s no guarantee that Rami and Campbell will be able to recapture the magic that made Evil Dead a classic. But I’m sure fans of the franchise would rather see them try and fail than not try at all.

[via EW]

Unsubstantiated Internet Rumor of the Week: Superman Prequel TV Series “Krypton” In the Works?

A New David S. Goyer project?

So far there is only one source for this rumor (Bleeding Cool), and they have very little information about it. But I’m going to relay the info to you anyway, because I like rumors, and because, if true, this one would be awesome.

Are you ready? Cause here it is: David S. Goyer, the man who scripted the Dark Knight Trilogy and Man of Steel, is currently working on a Superman prequel television series called Krypton.

That’s all we know right now. Perhaps it would focus on the relationship between Zod and Jor-El. Maybe it would be a courtroom procedural about a Kryptonian patent lawyer. Anything is possible—except the presence of Kal-el, because he wasn’t born yet. Which means this show—er, rumor—would probably not exist without the success of that other DC Comics superhero prequel show, Gotham.

This is all be good news if you liked Man of Steel and its Krypton scenes. (Which I did.) And seeing as how Bleeding Cool has been right about other big stories in recent months, we need to give this rumor some credence.

‘Walking Dead’ Creator Confirms the Zombie Apocalypse Is Not a Dream, In Case You Were Worried

Before we get started, let me assure you that this post does NOT contain Walking Dead spoilers…unless you somehow didn’t know The Walking Dead is about the zombie apocalypse. In which case, sorry moron.

Anyway, let’s get to the point. There have been theories circulating blogs and internet message boards for quite some time that suggest the entire series could be a goddamn dream. What if Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) never really woke up from the coma? (Sorry, I don’t consider plot details from Season 1, Episode 1 to be spoilers.) What if the whole thing is a fabrication of his comatose mind and there is no zombie apocalypse?

Like I said, this theory has been going around for a while, and we already know it’s false because AMC is doing a Walking Dead spinoff with a completely different set of unrelated characters set in the same post-zombie apocalyptic world, and it would be pretty weird if that was also Rick Grimes’s dream.

Still, last week somebody over at Uproxx wrote an article about these theories. And even though the article plainly stated that the theories are horseshit, it nevertheless concluded by asking—nay, demanding—that creator Robert Kirkman confirm, once and for all, that it’s not all a dream.

He did:

Then he messed with us:

I knew it!

[via Screenrant]

TLC Cancels ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Because Child Molestation Is a Bit Too Real for Reality TV

Bad news, everybody. TLC has officially cancelled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, your favorite reality show about obese hillbillies.

The reason? Mama Boo Boo (actual name June Shannon, pictured here) is dating a convicted child molester who just finished a 10-year sentence FOR MOLESTING HER EIGHT-YEAR-OLD RELATIVE.

I wish I was kidding—about the child molester, about the fact that a mother of young children would date such a man, about the fact that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was a television program that actually existed—but I am not. Apparently Shannon was dating the man ten years ago when he went to prison, and I guess the fact that he forced himself on a child wasn’t a deal-breaker, because they’re back together now that he’s out.

As a result, this woman with no discernible talent, skill, or intelligence—who had nevertheless become the well-paid star of a famous reality TV show—has totally shredded her family’s meal ticket.

When TMZ first reported the news yesterday, TLC’s response was that they would be “reassessing” the show’s future—meaning they just needed time for their lawyers to get all the paper work in order.

Today they officially pulled the plug. Instead of giving you an actual excerpt from their actual statement, though, I’ll give you this rough translation:

“We thought it would probably be a bad thing to have a reality show about children living with a child molester. So we cancelled it.”

Good call, guys.

[via THR]