Emails from SPE02 leak .ost files.
email dated aug 22 2014 (sigh):
Yes could be a win win if pitched to Paul the right way, and Ivan
Reid is ******* smart, saw inclusion of real movie stars as a way to get around iconic bill Murray, wants tone of guardians of galaxy, said he's been sitting on lot trying to think of a way to get chan in a tent pole for us
I said I wished all our producers were thinking that way!
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> On Aug 21, 2014, at 2:13 PM, "Pascal, Amy" <***********> wrote:
> Lets do it all
> This is our marvel
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>> On Aug 22, 2014, at 7:19 AM, "DeLuca, Michael" <*************> wrote:
>> Reid called me man he is fired up!
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On Aug 21, 2014, at 6:08 PM, "Pascal, Amy" <***********> wrote:
I couldn't be more thrilled
We can make this all work
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On Aug 22, 2014, at 8:55 AM, "REID CAROLIN" <**********> wrote:
vice versa! ok lets talk it out and see how to do that. the idea I'm cooking up is a huuuugggge universe. we start with the mythology, develop a think tank for it. come up with the entire universe first, then start into the script(s). not just a comedy at all so I'd want to make sure it isn't tonally burdened by an offshoot movie that's a pure comedy. We see it as a movie that scares the shit out of you like great horror can, makes you laugh your ass off, has real action, real romance. real movie stars. Everything that you want in a blockbuster. Oceans 11 in the paranormal universe. i think this is the biggest franchise in hollywood just waiting to be tapped. and we make it smart and relevant-- dealing with the paranormal forces that we are all tuning out, the battle between dark & light going on all around us, and the crazy few people that come together to fight the good fight. I could go on but I'll stop. started mapping out some ideas already.
On Aug 21, 2014, at 5:37 PM, Pascal, Amy <********> wrote:
Told Russos and telling you .... This is fabulous
Can't wait to hear the whole thing
All my favorite people in one universe including
Chris and Channing
Let's figure out how to make thos dovetail with what paul is doing
And Ivan Reitman
Who just walked into a goldmine
Love you a lot
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sept 7th: Paul Feig to Amy.... (GBFans op note: I cannot believe the extent to which Paul Feig is oblivious to what made GB an all time iconic movie. Your mouth just falls further and further open in disgust as you realize this man's total incompetence of steering any franchise, let alone a goldmine).
Here’s my take on it: It’s a reboot of the franchise in a world (our world) that has never actually had any legitimate contact with the ghost world. Our villain ghost is an executed murderer, a Ted Kazinski type (think Peter Dinklage) who has left behind a manifesto of how he wants to change and destroy the world. When his execution is hit by a supercharged electrical storm, he is turned into a powerful ghost able to rouse other villainous spirits from the ghost world to carry out the ever-expanding plans of his manifesto. Our four new female Ghostbusters come together in an origin story that sees them forming a team based on their diverse skills and plays with the invention and trial-and-error of their various Ghostbusting technology and techniques as they try to stop the villain and his ever growing force of evil ghosts, which is a boring way of saying that we’ll see four very different women come together and figure out in funny, scary and action-packed ways how to save New York City and the world.
This first film will deal with this one mission and the formation of our team and the evolution of their hardware and by the end result in them forming their actual Ghostbusters business, versus starting a business mid-film like the original movie. However, I would like to keep their business as a secret government agency in a world where the government has worked hard to cover up the events of this first reboot in order to keep the public from knowing that there is now a possible reoccurring ghost threat over our country. (I’m playing with the idea that, a la Close Encounters, the government stages an evacuation of mid-town Manhattan to keep the public from knowing about the ghost threat, so that even though most of mid-town Manhattan is a mess after the final battle, they are able to explain it away as a gas explosion or something to that effect. This will keep the franchise from having to denounce the Ghostbusters in a sequel or drop them back into a world in which the public is now fully aware of ghosts. This will give the franchise much more longevity. There’s a funny dynamic we want to play with where the government eventually starts working with the Ghostbusters but has to keep denouncing them publicly, having a Cecily Strong type character always saying terrible things about them in press conferences and then apologizing to them behind the scenes, even though her public attacks on them get more and more personal. “I’m sorry, I just have to make it sound convincing.”)
Tonally, the movie will be a bit scarier and more hi-tech than the original and the set pieces will be bigger, while still being very funny. For example, I want in the third act to have the entire police force and army accompany the Ghostbusters to the final battle but since our villain only wants to deal with the Ghostbusters and wants to make the government look ridiculous, he possesses the entire police and army forces and makes them do a big ridiculous dance number in the middle of Fifth Avenue, thus neutralizing them (and delighting himself). I think that having our main villain be both evil and funny in the ways screws with our world as he’s trying to carry out the points of his manifesto (get revenge on everyone who slighted him, humiliate and take down Wall Street, make the United States look ridiculous to the rest of the world and eventually destroy NYC, which to him is the brain of the US), as well as have fun with the ghosts he picks to carry out various tasks (could be all dead villains and famous criminals he recruits from the ghost world and - in what I think could be a billion dollar idea - recruits the ghosts of evil beings from other parts of the universe - yes, ghost aliens! “Our world isn’t the only place in the universe with bad and dangerous beings that have died, you know. There’s a lot of bored dead monsters out there who are just looking for something to do.”)
Anyway, these are all things we’re experimenting with and are looking forward to exploring as we write the first draft. I hope this helps in your lunch.
Break a leg! :0)
sept 9th 2014: (GBFans op note: Nothing to do with above email)
On Sep 9, 2014, at 8:46 PM, "Pascal, Amy" <***********> wrote:
>>> I don't trust anyone anymore and do t think you should lay this all
>>> put in an email But yes to the meeting Your the boss You don't have
>>> to explain why It's a ghostbusters brain store info meeting
>>> Sent from my Sony Xperia Z2
>>>> On Sep 9, 2014, at 8:44 PM, "Belgrad, Doug" <***********> wrote:
>>>> Are you ok with following to set up mtg? Invites to michael, Dwight, George L, DeLuca, Gump and Lauren G. Ok?
>>>> As we continue to consider the value of IP, Amy, Mike and I have been thinking about and discussing how to maximize the value of Ghostbusters.
>>>> We were galvanized by a creative conversation with Channing, Reid and Joe Russo about how to take this franchise outside of NYC, modernize it and make it feel more like a comic book property.
>>>> Amy and I then had a pretty interesting and exciting meeting with Ivan Reitman. We talked about taking a more expansive view of the brand and trying to find ways to breathe new life into it all aspects, including merchandising, consumer products, tv, animation etc.
>>>> I'm going to set up a meeting this week to discuss how best to capitalize on this Property.
>>>> Amy and I are meant to meet with Ivan and Dan Aykroyd this Saturday to discuss.
Deluca , Michael to Pascal Amy Sept 9th:
To be honest, if we are going to go for a unified mythology like marvel or Star Wars, the new films probably should acknowledge the old ghostbusters somehow
It can be light, but that is part of the fun of seeing things link up
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> On Sep 14, 2014, at 11:26 AM, "Pascal, Amy" <*******************> wrote:
> Yes let's beat this down again
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>> On Sep 14, 2014, at 11:23 AM, "Belgrad, Doug" <***********> wrote:
>> Got a mildly annoying call from Ivan this morning. He has been thinking since our conversation yesterday and says that he's realizing how important the mythology is to our property. Therefore, he thinks Paul's story should exist in a world where Ghostbuster events of the 80's are known. We talked about it for a while, but it just made me worry that now he and Danny think they have more creative control as protectors of the franchise than they even had before.
>> Anyway, I told him we really need to do a brand study to learn what people expect or care about from a movie and what they don't.
>> But there you go...
Amy to Paul Feig:
On Oct 21, 2014, at 5:27 AM, Paul Feig <************> wrote:
> Yeah, we had a nice meeting with Ivan. I’m open to everything and heard all his ideas. I didn’t commit to any but took away his headlines, some of which I agree with and others that I don’t. But he gets the reboot and that this movie will take place in a different world from the original. He just is looking for nods to the old movie, which Katie has been wanting to do anyway. Will there be as many nods as Ivan would like? Probably not. But at this point, I just want to see how our first draft shakes out and what it can hold and what it can’t and then we’ll take it from there. But the bottom line is that we heard Ivan and he made it clear that he wouldn’t get in our way, that he would definitely weigh in on things but that in the end, the decisions were ours to make. We’ll see if he sticks to that but for now he feels heard and respected and it was good to get inside his head. I genuinely like him and he remains one of my comedy directing heroes. So, all good at the moment. But we will make this movie our own. It will be a full reboot.
> As for Katie and I, we’re already in the next move. She is working away on the big story and I’ve been sending her more ideas and she will be sending me some materials very soon, maybe even today. We’ll probably do some sort of loose outline but are basically diving right into the script. The plan is to have a rough first draft by end of December but I won’t turn anything in until I think it’s good. But as of now, the plan is to get something together quickly. I’ll give you updates as we go.
> I’m in NYC and had a meeting with Leslie Jones last night, who just got made a regular on SNL yesterday. She’s fabulous and could be an awesome Ghostbuster. I really think she’s going to break pretty big from SNL, so it’s nice to be in on the ground floor with her. I was supposed to sit down with Emma Stone too but she’s in rehearsals for Cabaret and is apparently having some voice issues and so isn’t allowed to talk outside of rehearsals. But I’ll sit with her again soon. I already have a nice relationship with her.
> That’s what’s up, my friend. Talk soon.
> On Oct 21, 2014, at 1:19 AM, Pascal, Amy <***********> wrote:
>> ivan was so happy it made me nervous
>> whats the next move
>> not to rush you but is katie gonna start writing do you guys do
>> outlines how does it work?
>> can we really have a script by december?
>GBFans Op note:
It looks like Ivan was trying to salvage atleast a shred of dignity for the original movies by atleast getting them acknowledged. As we can see he ultimately failed.
As of late October that's the latest name Paul Feig has decided would be a great GB, Leslie Jones
https://www.google.com/search?q=Leslie+ ... 20&bih=989.
Words simply fail. Can any director be more demonstrably unqualified to lead and reboot a goldmine of a franchise than Paul Feig?