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Lately, the writer-director has turned his attention to making us laugh, and also scream in horror at the state of the world, with the Oscar-winning [*The Big Short* ](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/big-short/) and next week's _[Vice](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/vice/)_, in which [Christian Bale](http://www.empireonline.com/people/christian-bale/) plays former US Vice-President, Dick Cheney. 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Lately, the writer-director has turned his attention to making us laugh, and also scream in horror at the state of the world, with the Oscar-winning [*The Big Short* ](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/big-short/) and next week's _[Vice](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/vice/)_, in which [Christian Bale](http://www.empireonline.com/people/christian-bale/) plays former US Vice-President, Dick Cheney. In this week's podcast, McKay chats to Chris Hewitt about that film, about his new approach, and his very real brush with death.","Then, in the podbooth, Chris is joined by Helen O'Hara, *Empire* Editor-in-Chief Terri White, and James Dyer to tackle a question about the 2019 movie news story they'd like to see, discuss the news stories that broke this week, from Missions Impossible to the _[Spider-Man: Far From Home](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/spider-man-far-home/)_ trailer, and then review _[Glass](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/glass/)_, _[Mary Queen Of Scots](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/mary-queen-scots/)_ and _[Beautiful Boy](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/beautiful-boy/)_. And, in true Adam McKay fashion, there may be one or two LOUD NOISES. 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And that’s precisely the premise of *[John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/john-wick-3/)*, with the titular hitman now ‘excommunicado’ from the criminal underground, banned from the Continental hotel, and facing a $14 million bounty on his head. Factor in new faces including [Halle Berry](https://www.empireonline.com/people/halle-berry/) and [Anjelica Huston](https://www.empireonline.com/people/anjelica-huston/) and the return of director [Chad Stahelski](https://www.empireonline.com/people/chad-stahelski/), and this is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated films of the year. The first trailer has arrived with more majestically-handled ultra-violence – watch it here:","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":{"url":"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7XM597XO94","provider":"youtube"},"displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"embeds"},{"content":"*Phew*. This is looking like a fantastic follow-up to the further mythologising of *[John Wick: Chapter 2](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/john-wick-chapter-two/review/)* – and then there’s the *action*. Samurai-sword-wielding assassins on bikes! Wick smashing faces with books! Those horse-riding scenes in the middle of New York! As for the plot, this is picking up immediately after the closing scene of the last film, with Wick having one hour’s head start to escape the city before the bounty goes live. With the trailer showing scenes in the desert, it looks like he’ll get out eventually – but with no small effort on his part.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"We’ll be hooking *John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum* straight up to our veins when it hits UK cinemas on 17 May. 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And that’s precisely the premise of *[John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/john-wick-3/)*, with the titular hitman now ‘excommunicado’ from the criminal underground, banned from the Continental hotel, and facing a $14 million bounty on his head. Factor in new faces including [Halle Berry](https://www.empireonline.com/people/halle-berry/) and [Anjelica Huston](https://www.empireonline.com/people/anjelica-huston/) and the return of director [Chad Stahelski](https://www.empireonline.com/people/chad-stahelski/), and this is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated films of the year. The first trailer has arrived with more majestically-handled ultra-violence – watch it here:","*Phew*. This is looking like a fantastic follow-up to the further mythologising of *[John Wick: Chapter 2](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/john-wick-chapter-two/review/)* – and then there’s the *action*. Samurai-sword-wielding assassins on bikes! Wick smashing faces with books! Those horse-riding scenes in the middle of New York! As for the plot, this is picking up immediately after the closing scene of the last film, with Wick having one hour’s head start to escape the city before the bounty goes live. With the trailer showing scenes in the desert, it looks like he’ll get out eventually – but with no small effort on his part.","We’ll be hooking *John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum* straight up to our veins when it hits UK cinemas on 17 May. 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They're reuniting for a new project, with [Issa Rae](http://www.empireonline.com/people/issa-rae/) set to co-star in *The Lovebirds*.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"This time around, Aaron Abrams, Brendan Gall and Martin Gero wrote the script, which will see Nanjiani and Rae playing a couple on the brink of a break up. They're suddenly embroiled in a bizarre and hijinks-filled murder mystery and as the man and woman get close to clearing their names and solving the case, they need to figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night. It sounds like it has shades of _[Game Night](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/game-night/)_, but we're intrigued to see what it becomes in the hands of the actors and Showalter.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"Paramount is fast-tracking this one, with the cameras set to start rolling next week. Nanjiani has just been announced as announcing the Oscar nominations alongside Tracee Ellis Ross next week, and has a couple of films on the way – action comedy *Stuber* (12 July) and sci-fi spin-off _[Men In Black International](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/men-black-international/)_, arriving before it on 14 June. 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They're reuniting for a new project, with [Issa Rae](http://www.empireonline.com/people/issa-rae/) set to co-star in *The Lovebirds*.","This time around, Aaron Abrams, Brendan Gall and Martin Gero wrote the script, which will see Nanjiani and Rae playing a couple on the brink of a break up. They're suddenly embroiled in a bizarre and hijinks-filled murder mystery and as the man and woman get close to clearing their names and solving the case, they need to figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night. It sounds like it has shades of _[Game Night](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/game-night/)_, but we're intrigued to see what it becomes in the hands of the actors and Showalter.","Paramount is fast-tracking this one, with the cameras set to start rolling next week. 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And now Netflix wants to muscle in on adapting one of his tomes, hiring the likes of [Kiernan Shipka](http://www.empireonline.com/people/kiernan-shipka/), Shameik Moore, [Isabela Moner](http://www.empireonline.com/people/isabela-moner/), Jacob Batalon, [Odeya Rush](http://www.empireonline.com/people/odeya-rush/) and more for *Let It Snow*.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"Published in 2008, the bestseller saw Green writing alongside Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson. _[Finding Dory](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/finding-dory/)_ co-writer Victoria Strouse worked on the script for this one, which follows what happens when a once-in-century snowstorm hits a small town on Christmas Eve. 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But it's also reality, as Hart and Story are now attached to the latest incarnation of this long-developing game adaptation.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"Exactly what shape this new take will have remains to be seen – Lionsgate and Hasbro are still putting the pieces together, and there's no writer attached (or at least announced) yet.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"But while it seems an unlikely concept, a movie based on the game has been in the works in some form or other for years, with the likes of [Andrew Niccol](http://www.empireonline.com/people/andrew-niccol/) and even [Ridley Scott](http://www.empireonline.com/people/ridley-scott/) attached in the past, with ideas including a young man from the game looking to make it rich and another with a character falling down into a version of the Monopoly world, which sounds a little too close to Hart's work on _[Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/jumanji-welcome-jungle/)_.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"This one will bubble away in develop for a while as the other elements are gathered, but Hart is probably happy for something else to focus on besides his being ditched from the Oscars hosting hob. 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[Kevin Hart](http://www.empireonline.com/people/kevin-hart/) is making... A Monopoly movie... with [Tim Story](http://www.empireonline.com/people/tim-story/). 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And he's locked in his first actor for the movie, with [Anne Hathaway](http://www.empireonline.com/people/anne-hathaway/) making a deal to play the Grand High Witch.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"Zemeckis' take, which he's also writing, is looking to hew more closely to the 1973 novel than [Nicolas Reog](http://www.empireonline.com/people/nicolas-roeg/)'s 1990 film. But it'll still tell the story of a seven-year-old boy who learns that witches are real and have a dark plan for the children of the world. 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Before either kicks off shooting she'll be seen in _[Serenity](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/serenity-2019/)_ (due 1 March) and *The Hustle*, which has a 10 May release date.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"***Keep up to date with all the latest movie news, [click here](https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/empire-magazine?utm_source=dynamic&utm_medium=bws&utm_campaign=bau_empire&utm_content=inarticletext){:rel=nofollow} to subscribe to *Empire* on Great Magazines and have the latest issue delivered to your door every month.***","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"}],"heroImage":[{"id":"5c45590c9e24f0172e3e352a","altText":"Anne Hathaway","caption":"","credits":"","image":{"fileName":"anne-hathaway.jpg","name":"anne-hathaway.jpg","path":"one/empire-images/articles/5c3f912afd0c0bc84449c507","width":640,"height":480,"mimeType":"image/jpeg"}}],"content":["[Robert Zemeckis](http://www.empireonline.com/people/robert-zemeckis/) has been plotting a new adaptation of [Roald Dahl](http://www.empireonline.com/people/roald-dahl/) tome *The Witches* for a while now, but with _[Welcome To Marwen](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/welcome-marwen/)_ out in the world, he can start to focus on the fantasy pic. And he's locked in his first actor for the movie, with [Anne Hathaway](http://www.empireonline.com/people/anne-hathaway/) making a deal to play the Grand High Witch.","Zemeckis' take, which he's also writing, is looking to hew more closely to the 1973 novel than [Nicolas Reog](http://www.empireonline.com/people/nicolas-roeg/)'s 1990 film. But it'll still tell the story of a seven-year-old boy who learns that witches are real and have a dark plan for the children of the world. Hathaway will play the role brought to life by [Anjelica Huston](http://www.empireonline.com/people/anjelica-huston/) in the '90s version.","While Hathaway had been trying to figure out scheduling for this [and the *Sesame Street* film](https://www.empireonline.com/people/anne-hathaway/anne-hathaway-wanted-sesame-street-movie/), everything has been ironed out and she can make them both. 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The latest film targeted by the Mouse House is _[The Hunchback Of Notre Dame](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/hunchback-notre-dame/)_.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"Disney has hired *M Butterfly* playwright [David Henry Hwang](http://www.empireonline.com/people/david-henry-hwang/) to work on a new script based on the 1996 cartoon and the Victor Hugo source material it drew from. The plan is to craft a live-action movie musical, with [Alan Menken](http://www.empireonline.com/people/alan-menken/) returning to write the music again, teaming up with *Wicked*'s [Stephen Schwartz](http://www.empireonline.com/people/stephen-schwartz/). The pair's addition is interesting, since they worked on a stage musical version for Disney in Europe, but won't be referencing that directly (even if they might share some of the same songs from the animated effort).","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"_[Beauty And The Beast](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/beauty-beast-2/)_'s [Josh Gad](http://www.empireonline.com/people/josh-gad/) is aboard to produce and, according to *Deadline*, could end up in the lead, but casting has not started yet. There's no sign yet of when the film, currently simply titled *Hunchback* might hit Disney's release schedule. The company's latest conversion job, _[Dumbo](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/dumbo-2019/)_, lands on 29 March.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"***Keep up to date with all the latest movie news, [click here](https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/empire-magazine?utm_source=dynamic&utm_medium=bws&utm_campaign=bau_empire&utm_content=inarticletext){:rel=nofollow} to subscribe to *Empire* on Great Magazines and have the latest issue delivered to your door every month.***","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"}],"heroImage":[{"id":"5c45590b9e24f0172e3e3528","altText":"Disney's The Hunchback Of Notre Dame","caption":"","credits":"","image":{"fileName":"hunchback-disney.jpg","name":"hunchback-disney.jpg","path":"one/empire-images/articles/5c3f909dfd0c0bc84449c4e2","width":640,"height":480,"mimeType":"image/jpeg"}}],"content":["If you can hear a distant ringing of bells, it's because Disney has landed on the latest story it wants to unearth from the archives and give a live-action makeover. The latest film targeted by the Mouse House is _[The Hunchback Of Notre Dame](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/hunchback-notre-dame/)_.","Disney has hired *M Butterfly* playwright [David Henry Hwang](http://www.empireonline.com/people/david-henry-hwang/) to work on a new script based on the 1996 cartoon and the Victor Hugo source material it drew from. The plan is to craft a live-action movie musical, with [Alan Menken](http://www.empireonline.com/people/alan-menken/) returning to write the music again, teaming up with *Wicked*'s [Stephen Schwartz](http://www.empireonline.com/people/stephen-schwartz/). The pair's addition is interesting, since they worked on a stage musical version for Disney in Europe, but won't be referencing that directly (even if they might share some of the same songs from the animated effort).","_[Beauty And The Beast](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/beauty-beast-2/)_'s [Josh Gad](http://www.empireonline.com/people/josh-gad/) is aboard to produce and, according to *Deadline*, could end up in the lead, but casting has not started yet. There's no sign yet of when the film, currently simply titled *Hunchback* might hit Disney's release schedule. The company's latest conversion job, _[Dumbo](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/dumbo-2019/)_, lands on 29 March.","***Keep up to date with all the latest movie news, [click here](https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/empire-magazine?utm_source=dynamic&utm_medium=bws&utm_campaign=bau_empire&utm_content=inarticletext){:rel=nofollow} to subscribe to *Empire* on Great Magazines and have the latest issue delivered to your door every month.***"],"embeds":[],"images":[],"imageGalleries":[],"pullQuotes":[],"publicationDate":1547669460000,"author":{"id":"5c44b9ba9e24f0172e3b748e","fullname":"James White","furl":"james-white"},"people":[{"id":"5c44ba809e24f0172e3bf5a4","furl":"david-henry-hwang","name":"David Henry Hwang","composed":{}},{"id":"5c44b9c49e24f0172e3b7e0f","furl":"alan-menken","name":"Alan Menken","composed":{}},{"id":"5c44b9c49e24f0172e3b7e0e","furl":"stephen-schwartz","name":"Stephen Schwartz","composed":{}},{"id":"5c44b9c29e24f0172e3b7c46","furl":"josh-gad","name":"Josh Gad","heroImage":[{"id":"5c44b9c29e24f0172e3b7c3d","altText":"Josh Gad","caption":"Josh Gad","credits":"TMDB","image":{"fileName":"oyEprEGF1aqWAqUZNx3yujJ9gPn.jpg","name":"oyEprEGF1aqWAqUZNx3yujJ9gPn.jpg","width":540,"height":720,"mimeType":"image/jpeg","path":"one/empire-tmdb/people/54415/profiles"}}],"composed":{"heroImage":["5c44b9c29e24f0172e3b7c3d"]}}],"film":[{"id":"5c44bc169e24f0172e3cb786","furl":"hunchback-notre-dame-3","title":"The Hunchback Of Notre Dame","website":"","heroImage":[{"id":"5c44bc169e24f0172e3cb785","altText":"The Hunchback Of Notre Dame","caption":"The Hunchback Of Notre Dame","credits":"TMDB","image":{"fileName":"cHada6eEf0hCOr25paU9YEt6N6l.jpg","name":"cHada6eEf0hCOr25paU9YEt6N6l.jpg","width":1280,"height":720,"mimeType":"image/jpeg","path":"one/empire-tmdb/films/10545/images"}}],"composed":{"heroImage":["5c44bc169e24f0172e3cb785"]}},{"id":"5c44bc2f9e24f0172e3cc07b","furl":"beauty-beast-2","title":"Beauty And The Beast (2017)","website":"","heroImage":[{"id":"5c44bc2f9e24f0172e3cc07a","altText":"Beauty And The Beast (2017)","caption":"Beauty And The Beast (2017)","credits":"TMDB","image":{"fileName":"l4Xj74NDYzdH7iiOYn1i1FFso0c.jpg","name":"l4Xj74NDYzdH7iiOYn1i1FFso0c.jpg","width":1280,"height":720,"mimeType":"image/jpeg","path":"one/empire-tmdb/films/321612/images"}}],"composed":{"heroImage":["5c44bc2f9e24f0172e3cc07a"]}},{"id":"5c44bc3e9e24f0172e3cc5b7","furl":"dumbo-2019","title":"Dumbo (2019)","website":"","composed":{}}],"apiVersion":"1.0","createdAt":1547669661893,"createdBy":"testClient","v":1,"primaryPublication":{"id":"5b5ef0e371fda32230981b74","preview":null,"name":"Empire","urlSlugHide":true,"furl":"empire","stationCode":"","language":"en","googleAnalyticsId":"","fbiaAudienceNetworkPlacement1":"","hostname":{"id":"59e4c911f9648a12d2ed73f5","primary":"https://stg.empireonline.com"},"composed":{"hostname":"59e4c911f9648a12d2ed73f5"}},"urls":["empire/movies/news/disney-ringing-bells-new-hunchback/"],"composed":{"heroImage":["5c45590b9e24f0172e3e3528"],"author":"5c44b9ba9e24f0172e3b748e","images":[],"imageGalleries":[],"publications":["5b5ef0e371fda32230981b74"],"categories":["5c44b9b09e24f0172e3b6b96"],"primaryPublication":"5b5ef0e371fda32230981b74","people":["5c44ba809e24f0172e3bf5a4","5c44b9c49e24f0172e3b7e0f","5c44b9c49e24f0172e3b7e0e","5c44b9c29e24f0172e3b7c46"],"film":["5c44bc169e24f0172e3cb786","5c44bc2f9e24f0172e3cc07b","5c44bc3e9e24f0172e3cc5b7"]}},{"id":"5c45590b9e24f0172e3e3527","title":"Bryce Dallas Howard And Octavia Spencer Starring In Fairytale Ending","subtitle":"","furl":"bryce-dallas-howard-octavia-spencer-starring-fairytale-ending","urlOverride":"bryce-dallas-howard-octavia-spencer-starring-fairytale-ending","publications":[{"id":"5b5ef0e371fda32230981b74","amp":null,"preview":null,"name":"Empire","urlSlugHide":true,"furl":"empire","stationCode":"","language":"en","hostname":{"id":"59e4c911f9648a12d2ed73f5","primary":"https://stg.empireonline.com"},"composed":{"hostname":"59e4c911f9648a12d2ed73f5"}}],"primarySyndicatePosition":0,"categories":[{"id":"5c44b9b09e24f0172e3b6b96","name":"News","furl":"news","parent":{"id":"5c44b9b09e24f0172e3b6b8f","name":"Movies","furl":"movies"},"composed":{"parent":"5c44b9b09e24f0172e3b6b8f"}}],"pageTemplate":"article","published":{"state":"published","scheduledEnd":null,"wasPublished":true},"target":"international","isLegacy":true,"legacy":{"id":"5c3f8faefd0c0bc84449c4c3","collection":"articles","publication":"empire","furl":"bryce-dallas-howard-octavia-spencer-starring-fairytale-ending","url":"movies/news/bryce-dallas-howard-octavia-spencer-starring-fairytale-ending/","cms":"http://bantam.empireonline.com/edit.php?c=articles.content&_id=5c3f8faefd0c0bc84449c4c3","urlHistory":[],"createdAt":1547669422520},"toplistFeature":false,"hiddenArticle":false,"excerpt":"Actors from 2011's The Help have been finding ways to reunite on other...","metaTitle":"","metaDescription":"The Help stars are reuniting. 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They'll co-star in female ensemble pic *Fairytale Ending*.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"The pair will also produce the film for Universal, working alongside _[Ted](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/ted/)_/*Family Guy*'s [Seth MacFarlane](http://www.empireonline.com/people/seth-macfarlane/) and Erica Huggins. The actual plot is being kept a secret for now, though the script comes from [Jim Hecht](http://www.empireonline.com/people/jim-hecht/) and Tracy McMillan.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"This marks the latest collaboration for *Help* veterans, as Spencer has [already agreed to work](https://www.empireonline.com/people/jessica-chastain/michael-showalter-direct-jessica-chastain-octavia-spencer-new-comedy/) alongside [Jessica Chastain](http://www.empireonline.com/people/jessica-chastain/) in a still-untitled Christmas comedy.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"Spencer was last seen in _[Instant Family](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/instant-family/)_, and has the lead in new Blumhouse thriller *Ma*. She'll also voice Dab-Dab the duck in *The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle*. Howard will be heard as the central pooch in _[A Dog's Way Home](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/dogs-way-home/)_, out here on 25 January, has directed an episode of _[Star Wars](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/star-wars-group/)_-based TV series *The Mandalorian* and will be part of the cast for _[Rocketman](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/rocketman/)_, due on 24 May.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"***Keep up to date with all the latest movie news, [click here](https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/empire-magazine?utm_source=dynamic&utm_medium=bws&utm_campaign=bau_empire&utm_content=inarticletext){:rel=nofollow} to subscribe to *Empire* on Great Magazines and have the latest issue delivered to your door every month.***","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"}],"heroImage":[{"id":"5c45590a9e24f0172e3e3526","altText":"Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer","caption":"","credits":"","image":{"fileName":"howard-spencer.jpg","name":"howard-spencer.jpg","path":"one/empire-images/articles/5c3f8faefd0c0bc84449c4c3","width":640,"height":480,"mimeType":"image/jpeg"}}],"content":["Actors from 2011's _[The Help](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/help-2/)_ have been finding ways to reunite on other projects for a while now, and the latest combo finds [Bryce Dallas Howard](http://www.empireonline.com/people/bryce-dallas-howard/) and [Octavia Spencer](http://www.empireonline.com/people/octavia-spencer/) teaming up for a new comedy. They'll co-star in female ensemble pic *Fairytale Ending*.","The pair will also produce the film for Universal, working alongside _[Ted](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/ted/)_/*Family Guy*'s [Seth MacFarlane](http://www.empireonline.com/people/seth-macfarlane/) and Erica Huggins. The actual plot is being kept a secret for now, though the script comes from [Jim Hecht](http://www.empireonline.com/people/jim-hecht/) and Tracy McMillan.","This marks the latest collaboration for *Help* veterans, as Spencer has [already agreed to work](https://www.empireonline.com/people/jessica-chastain/michael-showalter-direct-jessica-chastain-octavia-spencer-new-comedy/) alongside [Jessica Chastain](http://www.empireonline.com/people/jessica-chastain/) in a still-untitled Christmas comedy.","Spencer was last seen in _[Instant Family](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/instant-family/)_, and has the lead in new Blumhouse thriller *Ma*. 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Daniels has been busy with sci-fi satirical series *Upload*, which will debut on Amazon's Prime Video this year.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"***Keep up to date with all the latest movie news, [click here](https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/empire-magazine?utm_source=dynamic&utm_medium=bws&utm_campaign=bau_empire&utm_content=inarticletext){:rel=nofollow} to subscribe to *Empire* on Great Magazines and have the latest issue delivered to your door every month.***","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"}],"heroImage":[{"id":"5c4559099e24f0172e3e3524","altText":"Steve Carell, Greg Daniels","caption":"","credits":"","image":{"fileName":"carell-daniels.jpg","name":"carell-daniels.jpg","path":"one/empire-images/articles/5c3f8ee2fd0c0bc84449c4ac","width":640,"height":480,"mimeType":"image/jpeg"}}],"content":["While he's largely focused on his film career since departing the TV halls of Dunder Mifflin and the Stateside version of *The Office*, S[teve Carell](http://www.empireonline.com/people/steve-carell/) has dabbled in producing small screen shows. Following on from a recent decision to [guest star on a series for Apple](https://www.empireonline.com/people/steve-carell/steve-carell-joins-reese-witherspoon-jennifer-aniston-new-tv-drama/), though, he's partnering with *Office* boss [Greg Daniels](http://www.empireonline.com/people/greg-daniels/) on a new comedy set in a very different sort of workplace, developing and planning to star in *Space Force*.","The basic concept for this one is inspired by US President Trump's idea of a sixth branch of the military, responsible for defending the country's interests in the cold, hard vacuum of outer space.","Netflix has handed this one a straight-to-series order, and also brokered a rich deal for Carell to star as the show's lead (he's going to recur on the Apple show, but we imagine there might be some schedule juggling). The pair will now focus on assembling a writers' room and figuring out how many episodes to craft for the first season.","Carell appears in [Adam McKay](http://www.empireonline.com/people/adam-mckay/)'s _[Vice](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/vice/)_, which arrives on UK screens on 25 January. 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Don't go expecting the sort of dangerous behaviour you saw in _[Red Sparrow](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/red-sparrow/)_, but there are big questions about her past in the first trailer for new drama _[Red Joan](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/red-joan/)_.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":{"url":"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkecgBW-Y80","provider":"youtube"},"displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"embeds"},{"content":"Based on the true-life story of Melita Stedman Norwood who (spoiler alert) was exposed as an actual spy, this at first finds Joan Stanley (Dench), living in contented retirement in suburbia at the turn of the millennium. 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Confronted with an impossible question – what price would you pay for peace?","Trevor Nunn directs this one, working from Lindsay Shapero's script, and the cast also includes Stephen Campbell Moore, Ben Miles and Stephen Boxer. *Red Joan* lands in UK cinemas on 19 April.","***Keep up to date with all the latest movie news, [click here](https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/empire-magazine?utm_source=dynamic&utm_medium=bws&utm_campaign=bau_empire&utm_content=inarticletext){:rel=nofollow} to subscribe to *Empire* on Great Magazines and have the latest issue delivered to your door every month.***"],"embeds":[{"url":"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkecgBW-Y80","provider":"youtube"}],"images":[],"imageGalleries":[],"pullQuotes":[],"publicationDate":1547657760000,"author":{"id":"5c44b9ba9e24f0172e3b748e","fullname":"James White","furl":"james-white"},"people":[{"id":"5c44bb4b9e24f0172e3c3b29","furl":"judi-dench","name":"Judi Dench","heroImage":[{"id":"5c44bb4b9e24f0172e3c3b1b","altText":"Judi Dench","caption":"Judi Dench","credits":"TMDB","image":{"fileName":"7zqn87hMABLWVoEEUvowkBGgOu8.jpg","name":"7zqn87hMABLWVoEEUvowkBGgOu8.jpg","width":950,"height":1426,"mimeType":"image/jpeg","path":"one/empire-tmdb/people/5309/profiles"}}],"composed":{"heroImage":["5c44bb4b9e24f0172e3c3b1b"]}},{"id":"5c44b9ea9e24f0172e3b9e41","furl":"sophie-cookson","name":"Sophie Cookson","heroImage":[{"id":"5c44b9ea9e24f0172e3b9e3f","altText":"Sophie Cookson","caption":"Sophie Cookson","credits":"TMDB","image":{"fileName":"gaHxEnDxiQnU1ioXTILwe93zZmb.jpg","name":"gaHxEnDxiQnU1ioXTILwe93zZmb.jpg","width":1000,"height":1500,"mimeType":"image/jpeg","path":"one/empire-tmdb/people/1282054/profiles"}}],"composed":{"heroImage":["5c44b9ea9e24f0172e3b9e3f"]}},{"id":"5c44baef9e24f0172e3c1c67","furl":"tom-hughes","name":"Tom Hughes","composed":{}}],"film":[{"id":"5c44bc399e24f0172e3cc42d","furl":"red-sparrow","title":"Red Sparrow","website":"","heroImage":[{"id":"5c44bc399e24f0172e3cc42c","altText":"Red Sparrow","caption":"Red Sparrow","credits":"TMDB","image":{"fileName":"p8mOp8OgGth0ceSac4GndNi3sez.jpg","name":"p8mOp8OgGth0ceSac4GndNi3sez.jpg","width":1280,"height":720,"mimeType":"image/jpeg","path":"one/empire-tmdb/films/401981/images"}}],"composed":{"heroImage":["5c44bc399e24f0172e3cc42c"]}},{"id":"5c44bc429e24f0172e3cc709","furl":"red-joan","title":"Red Joan","website":"","composed":{}}],"apiVersion":"1.0","createdAt":1547657953430,"createdBy":"testClient","v":1,"primaryPublication":{"id":"5b5ef0e371fda32230981b74","preview":null,"name":"Empire","urlSlugHide":true,"furl":"empire","stationCode":"","language":"en","googleAnalyticsId":"","fbiaAudienceNetworkPlacement1":"","hostname":{"id":"59e4c911f9648a12d2ed73f5","primary":"https://stg.empireonline.com"},"composed":{"hostname":"59e4c911f9648a12d2ed73f5"}},"urls":["empire/movies/news/judi-dench-accused-treason-red-joan-trailer/"],"composed":{"heroImage":["5c4559089e24f0172e3e3522"],"author":"5c44b9ba9e24f0172e3b748e","images":[],"imageGalleries":[],"publications":["5b5ef0e371fda32230981b74"],"categories":["5c44b9b09e24f0172e3b6b96"],"primaryPublication":"5b5ef0e371fda32230981b74","people":["5c44bb4b9e24f0172e3c3b29","5c44b9ea9e24f0172e3b9e41","5c44baef9e24f0172e3c1c67"],"film":["5c44bc399e24f0172e3cc42d","5c44bc429e24f0172e3cc709"]}},{"id":"5c4559089e24f0172e3e3521","title":"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Trailer For The Final Episodes","subtitle":"","furl":"unbreakable-kimmy-schmidt-trailer-final-episodes","urlOverride":"unbreakable-kimmy-schmidt-trailer-final-episodes","publications":[{"id":"5b5ef0e371fda32230981b74","amp":null,"preview":null,"name":"Empire","urlSlugHide":true,"furl":"empire","stationCode":"","language":"en","hostname":{"id":"59e4c911f9648a12d2ed73f5","primary":"https://stg.empireonline.com"},"composed":{"hostname":"59e4c911f9648a12d2ed73f5"}}],"primarySyndicatePosition":0,"categories":[{"id":"5c44b9b09e24f0172e3b6b96","name":"News","furl":"news","parent":{"id":"5c44b9b09e24f0172e3b6b8f","name":"Movies","furl":"movies"},"composed":{"parent":"5c44b9b09e24f0172e3b6b8f"}}],"pageTemplate":"article","published":{"state":"published","scheduledEnd":null,"wasPublished":true},"target":"international","isLegacy":true,"legacy":{"id":"5c3f6151fd0c0bc84449c2db","collection":"articles","publication":"empire","furl":"unbreakable-kimmy-schmidt-trailer-final-episodes","url":"movies/news/unbreakable-kimmy-schmidt-trailer-final-episodes/","cms":"http://bantam.empireonline.com/edit.php?c=articles.content&_id=5c3f6151fd0c0bc84449c2db","urlHistory":[],"createdAt":1547657553374},"toplistFeature":false,"hiddenArticle":false,"excerpt":"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is about to wrap up its final half season (4B,...","metaTitle":"","metaDescription":"Unbreakable! 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The result has been an entertaining blend of surreality, silliness and one or two topical issues.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"So now is our final chance to get that catchy theme tune lodged in our brain as we enjoy new adventures with Kimmy ([Ellie Kemper](http://www.empireonline.com/people/ellie-kemper/)), Titus (Tituss Burgess), Lillian ([Carol Kane](http://www.empireonline.com/people/carol-kane/)), Jacqueline ([Jane Krakowski](http://www.empireonline.com/people/jane-krakowski/)) and more. Kimmy's looking to find success in publishing, while Titus is trying to make his ex jealous with a new relationship... We'll see if our heroine finally gets a happy ending when the new episodes arrive on 25 January.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"***Keep up to date with all the latest movie news, [click here](https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/empire-magazine?utm_source=dynamic&utm_medium=bws&utm_campaign=bau_empire&utm_content=inarticletext){:rel=nofollow} to subscribe to *Empire* on Great Magazines and have the latest issue delivered to your door every month.***","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"}],"heroImage":[{"id":"5c4559089e24f0172e3e3520","altText":"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt","caption":"","credits":"","image":{"fileName":"kimmy-schmidt.jpg","name":"kimmy-schmidt.jpg","path":"one/empire-images/articles/5c3f6151fd0c0bc84449c2db","width":640,"height":480,"mimeType":"image/jpeg"}}],"content":["*Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt* is about to wrap up its final half season (4B, according to Netflix's listing) and the trailer for the last episodes is now online.","One of Netflix's big successes, the show was plucked from development hell at NBC, and given free rein for [Tina Fey](http://www.empireonline.com/people/tina-fey/) and [Robert Carlock](http://www.empireonline.com/people/robert-carlock/)'s imaginations. The result has been an entertaining blend of surreality, silliness and one or two topical issues.","So now is our final chance to get that catchy theme tune lodged in our brain as we enjoy new adventures with Kimmy ([Ellie Kemper](http://www.empireonline.com/people/ellie-kemper/)), Titus (Tituss Burgess), Lillian ([Carol Kane](http://www.empireonline.com/people/carol-kane/)), Jacqueline ([Jane Krakowski](http://www.empireonline.com/people/jane-krakowski/)) and more. Kimmy's looking to find success in publishing, while Titus is trying to make his ex jealous with a new relationship... We'll see if our heroine finally gets a happy ending when the new episodes arrive on 25 January.","***Keep up to date with all the latest movie news, [click here](https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/empire-magazine?utm_source=dynamic&utm_medium=bws&utm_campaign=bau_empire&utm_content=inarticletext){:rel=nofollow} to subscribe to *Empire* on Great Magazines and have the latest issue delivered to your door every month.***"],"embeds":[{"url":"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxyhtxKzeQE","provider":"youtube"}],"images":[],"imageGalleries":[],"pullQuotes":[],"publicationDate":1547657340000,"author":{"id":"5c44b9ba9e24f0172e3b748e","fullname":"James White","furl":"james-white"},"people":[{"id":"5c44b9ba9e24f0172e3b74b2","furl":"tina-fey","name":"Tina Fey","heroImage":[{"id":"5c44b9ba9e24f0172e3b7496","altText":"Tina Fey","caption":"Tina Fey","credits":"TMDB","image":{"fileName":"7yJNtRogHfDFkeB6I0WCjCwTwfh.jpg","name":"7yJNtRogHfDFkeB6I0WCjCwTwfh.jpg","width":400,"height":600,"mimeType":"image/jpeg","path":"one/empire-tmdb/people/56323/profiles"}}],"composed":{"heroImage":["5c44b9ba9e24f0172e3b7496"]}},{"id":"5c44ba229e24f0172e3bc3ed","furl":"robert-carlock","name":"Robert Carlock","composed":{}},{"id":"5c44b9fc9e24f0172e3baabc","furl":"ellie-kemper","name":"Ellie Kemper","heroImage":[{"id":"5c44b9fc9e24f0172e3baab7","altText":"Ellie Kemper","caption":"Ellie Kemper","credits":"TMDB","image":{"fileName":"tOelDZAM7N3WQwln6KiAlzxgmEK.jpg","name":"tOelDZAM7N3WQwln6KiAlzxgmEK.jpg","width":640,"height":907,"mimeType":"image/jpeg","path":"one/empire-tmdb/people/475512/profiles"}}],"composed":{"heroImage":["5c44b9fc9e24f0172e3baab7"]}},{"id":"5c44bb049e24f0172e3c244a","furl":"carol-kane","name":"Carol Kane","heroImage":[{"id":"5c44bb049e24f0172e3c2442","altText":"Carol Kane","caption":"Carol Kane","credits":"TMDB","image":{"fileName":"tftY60jQYQBcpGjqAzKIiFNZV2J.jpg","name":"tftY60jQYQBcpGjqAzKIiFNZV2J.jpg","width":300,"height":450,"mimeType":"image/jpeg","path":"one/empire-tmdb/people/10556/profiles"}}],"composed":{"heroImage":["5c44bb049e24f0172e3c2442"]}},{"id":"5c44b9d49e24f0172e3b8bd5","furl":"jane-krakowski","name":"Jane Krakowski","heroImage":[{"id":"5c44b9d49e24f0172e3b8bc7","altText":"Jane Krakowski","caption":"Jane Krakowski","credits":"TMDB","image":{"fileName":"2HKMhJ9xMc5XdWEwqezXCVQmRTV.jpg","name":"2HKMhJ9xMc5XdWEwqezXCVQmRTV.jpg","width":540,"height":720,"mimeType":"image/jpeg","path":"one/empire-tmdb/people/13636/profiles"}}],"composed":{"heroImage":["5c44b9d49e24f0172e3b8bc7"]}}],"apiVersion":"1.0","createdAt":1547657553374,"createdBy":"testClient","v":1,"primaryPublication":{"id":"5b5ef0e371fda32230981b74","preview":null,"name":"Empire","urlSlugHide":true,"furl":"empire","stationCode":"","language":"en","googleAnalyticsId":"","fbiaAudienceNetworkPlacement1":"","hostname":{"id":"59e4c911f9648a12d2ed73f5","primary":"https://stg.empireonline.com"},"composed":{"hostname":"59e4c911f9648a12d2ed73f5"}},"urls":["empire/movies/news/unbreakable-kimmy-schmidt-trailer-final-episodes/"],"composed":{"heroImage":["5c4559089e24f0172e3e3520"],"author":"5c44b9ba9e24f0172e3b748e","images":[],"imageGalleries":[],"publications":["5b5ef0e371fda32230981b74"],"categories":["5c44b9b09e24f0172e3b6b96"],"primaryPublication":"5b5ef0e371fda32230981b74","people":["5c44b9ba9e24f0172e3b74b2","5c44ba229e24f0172e3bc3ed","5c44b9fc9e24f0172e3baabc","5c44bb049e24f0172e3c244a","5c44b9d49e24f0172e3b8bd5"]}},{"id":"5c4559089e24f0172e3e351f","title":"Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters Sequel Already Has A Teaser Trailer","subtitle":"","furl":"jason-reitman-ghostbusters-sequel-already-teaser-trailer","urlOverride":"jason-reitman-ghostbusters-sequel-already-teaser-trailer","publications":[{"id":"5b5ef0e371fda32230981b74","amp":null,"preview":null,"name":"Empire","urlSlugHide":true,"furl":"empire","stationCode":"","language":"en","hostname":{"id":"59e4c911f9648a12d2ed73f5","primary":"https://stg.empireonline.com"},"composed":{"hostname":"59e4c911f9648a12d2ed73f5"}}],"primarySyndicatePosition":0,"categories":[{"id":"5c44b9b09e24f0172e3b6b96","name":"News","furl":"news","parent":{"id":"5c44b9b09e24f0172e3b6b8f","name":"Movies","furl":"movies"},"composed":{"parent":"5c44b9b09e24f0172e3b6b8f"}}],"pageTemplate":"article","published":{"state":"published","scheduledEnd":null,"wasPublished":true},"target":"international","isLegacy":true,"legacy":{"id":"5c3f5c1afd0c0bc84449c248","collection":"articles","publication":"empire","furl":"jason-reitman-ghostbusters-sequel-already-teaser-trailer","url":"movies/news/jason-reitman-ghostbusters-sequel-already-teaser-trailer/","cms":"http://bantam.empireonline.com/edit.php?c=articles.content&_id=5c3f5c1afd0c0bc84449c248","urlHistory":[],"createdAt":1547656218140},"toplistFeature":false,"hiddenArticle":false,"excerpt":"Just when we’d got our heads around the fact that a Ghostbusters sequel has...","metaTitle":"","metaDescription":"The 'secret' Ghostbusters continuation has a first teaser. 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Yes, this film that we only just found out about *already* has a tiny little trailer. There’s production value behind it too – this is no basic logo reveal, with Reitman Jr. helming the clip himself. Take a look here:","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":{"url":"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDnqiTuETkc","provider":"youtube"},"displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"embeds"},{"content":"As brief a teaser as this is, it boasts some impressively moody visuals, that iconic music from Elmer Bernstein, and – yes – a fresh glimpse at the Ecto-1. Also confirmed: the film is only a year and a half away, with a ‘Summer 2020’ release in place. According to *[Entertainment Weekly](https://ew.com/trailers/2019/01/16/jason-reitman-ghostbusters-movie-teaser/)*, who broke the teaser, the clip is meant to invite questions about who the owner of the spooky barn is, and why they’ve got the old Ghostbusters vehicle hidden away.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"Reitman’s *Ghostbusters* sequel was revealed a matter of hours ago, and is confirmed to take place in the universe of the first two films – though the filmmaker also said he has “so much respect” for [Paul Feig’s 2016 reboot](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/ghostbusters-2016/review/) following an all-female Ghostbusters team in a separate timeline. As for [Ivan Reitman](https://www.empireonline.com/people/ivan-reitman/), he’s given the idea the firm thumbs up, saying his son’s concept for a sequel had him “crying by the end of it, it was so emotional and funny.” It remains to be seen how many of the original cast signs up, and who the new cast will include – but for now, watch that teaser above and get pondering.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"***Keep up to date with all the latest movie news, [click here](https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/empire-magazine?utm_source=dynamic&utm_medium=bws&utm_campaign=bau_empire&utm_content=inarticletext){:rel=nofollow} to subscribe to *Empire* on Great Magazines and have the latest issue delivered to your door every month.***","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"}],"heroImage":[{"id":"5c4559079e24f0172e3e351e","altText":"Ghostbusters 2020 teaser","caption":"","credits":"","image":{"fileName":"ecto-1.jpg","name":"ecto-1.jpg","path":"one/empire-images/articles/5c3f5c1afd0c0bc84449c248","width":640,"height":480,"mimeType":"image/jpeg"}}],"content":["Just when we’d got our heads around the fact that [a *Ghostbusters* sequel has secretly been in production](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/jason-reitman-directing-new-ghostbusters-sequel/) with [Jason Reitman](https://www.empireonline.com/people/jason-reitman/) at the helm continuing his father’s most iconic creation, something more has emerged from the ether: not a spirit or a glob of ectoplasm, but a teaser video. Yes, this film that we only just found out about *already* has a tiny little trailer. There’s production value behind it too – this is no basic logo reveal, with Reitman Jr. helming the clip himself. Take a look here:","As brief a teaser as this is, it boasts some impressively moody visuals, that iconic music from Elmer Bernstein, and – yes – a fresh glimpse at the Ecto-1. Also confirmed: the film is only a year and a half away, with a ‘Summer 2020’ release in place. According to *[Entertainment Weekly](https://ew.com/trailers/2019/01/16/jason-reitman-ghostbusters-movie-teaser/)*, who broke the teaser, the clip is meant to invite questions about who the owner of the spooky barn is, and why they’ve got the old Ghostbusters vehicle hidden away.","Reitman’s *Ghostbusters* sequel was revealed a matter of hours ago, and is confirmed to take place in the universe of the first two films – though the filmmaker also said he has “so much respect” for [Paul Feig’s 2016 reboot](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/ghostbusters-2016/review/) following an all-female Ghostbusters team in a separate timeline. As for [Ivan Reitman](https://www.empireonline.com/people/ivan-reitman/), he’s given the idea the firm thumbs up, saying his son’s concept for a sequel had him “crying by the end of it, it was so emotional and funny.” It remains to be seen how many of the original cast signs up, and who the new cast will include – but for now, watch that teaser above and get pondering.","***Keep up to date with all the latest movie news, [click here](https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/empire-magazine?utm_source=dynamic&utm_medium=bws&utm_campaign=bau_empire&utm_content=inarticletext){:rel=nofollow} to subscribe to *Empire* on Great Magazines and have the latest issue delivered to your door every month.***"],"embeds":[{"url":"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDnqiTuETkc","provider":"youtube"}],"images":[],"imageGalleries":[],"pullQuotes":[],"publicationDate":1547656020000,"author":{"id":"5a0ecfd9d7aa8e33ecab37c3","fullname":"Willow Green"},"author_custom":"Ben 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Things went a little quiet after that movie didn't set the box office alight despite generally positive reviews (and a wave of annoying fanbaby responses to the female-focused cast). Now, though, plans are afoot for another new story, this time a more direct continuation of the first two films from the 1980s. And the man behind it? [Jason Reitman](http://www.empireonline.com/people/jason-reitman/).","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"Yup, he's someone with no small connection to the original _[Ghostbusters](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/ghostbusters/)_ films, as his dad [Ivan](http://www.empireonline.com/people/ivan-reitman/) directed them, and brought his son along for the ride. \"I’ve always thought of myself as the first *Ghostbusters* fan, when I was a 6-year-old visiting the set. I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans,\" Reitman tells *Entertainment Weekly*. \"This is the next chapter in the original franchise. 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No word yet on whether surviving original 'busters [Dan Aykroyd](http://www.empireonline.com/people/dan-aykroyd/), [Bill Murray](http://www.empireonline.com/people/bill-murray/) or [Ernie Hudson](http://www.empireonline.com/people/ernie-hudson/) will appear in any capacity, but you've got to figure Reitman will aim for cameos...","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"***Keep up to date with all the latest movie news, [click here](https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/empire-magazine?utm_source=dynamic&utm_medium=bws&utm_campaign=bau_empire&utm_content=inarticletext){:rel=nofollow} to subscribe to *Empire* on Great Magazines and have the latest issue delivered to your door every month.***","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"}],"heroImage":[{"id":"5c4559069e24f0172e3e351c","altText":"Jason Reitman","caption":"","credits":"","image":{"fileName":"jason-reitman.jpg","name":"jason-reitman.jpg","path":"one/empire-images/articles/5c3e83e6fd0c0bc84449bdee","width":640,"height":480,"mimeType":"image/jpeg"}}],"content":["When [Paul Feig](http://www.empireonline.com/people/paul-feig/)'s 2016 _[Ghostbusters](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/ghostbusters-2016/)_ reboot was announced, it was as part of an excitable Sony talking up a sprawling spirit-capturing universe that would encompass various films. Things went a little quiet after that movie didn't set the box office alight despite generally positive reviews (and a wave of annoying fanbaby responses to the female-focused cast). Now, though, plans are afoot for another new story, this time a more direct continuation of the first two films from the 1980s. And the man behind it? [Jason Reitman](http://www.empireonline.com/people/jason-reitman/).","Yup, he's someone with no small connection to the original _[Ghostbusters](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/ghostbusters/)_ films, as his dad [Ivan](http://www.empireonline.com/people/ivan-reitman/) directed them, and brought his son along for the ride. \"I’ve always thought of myself as the first *Ghostbusters* fan, when I was a 6-year-old visiting the set. I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans,\" Reitman tells *Entertainment Weekly*. \"This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ‘80s happened in the ‘80s, and this is set in the present day.\"","Reitman has cooked up a story that will follow on from the two his father made, working with _[Monster House](http://www.empireonline.com/movies/monster-house/)_'s [Gil Kenan](http://www.empireonline.com/people/gil-kenan/) to write the script. And he has the stamp of approval from Reitman senior. \"It will be a passing of the torch both inside and out,\" the elder Reitman says. \"It was a decision he had to come to himself. He worked really hard to be independent and developed a wonderful career on his own. So I was quite surprised when he came to me with Gil and said, 'I know I’ve been saying for 10 years I’m the last person who should make a *Ghostbusters* movie, but... I have this idea.' Literally, I was crying by the end of it, it was so emotional and funny.\"","And lest you think Reitman is dumping on Feig's effort? Not so... \"I have so much respect for what Paul created with those brilliant actresses, and would love to see more stories from them,\" he adds. \"However, this new movie will follow the trajectory of the original film.\" [For more from the director, head to EW's site](https://ew.com/movies/2019/01/15/new-ghostbusters-movie-jason-reitman). The plan is for this new entry to kick off shooting in a few months and arrive for summer 2020. No word yet on whether surviving original 'busters [Dan Aykroyd](http://www.empireonline.com/people/dan-aykroyd/), [Bill Murray](http://www.empireonline.com/people/bill-murray/) or [Ernie Hudson](http://www.empireonline.com/people/ernie-hudson/) will appear in any capacity, but you've got to figure Reitman will aim for cameos...","***Keep up to date with all the latest movie news, [click here](https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/empire-magazine?utm_source=dynamic&utm_medium=bws&utm_campaign=bau_empire&utm_content=inarticletext){:rel=nofollow} to subscribe to *Empire* on Great Magazines and have the latest issue delivered to your door every month.***"],"embeds":[],"images":[],"imageGalleries":[],"pullQuotes":[],"publicationDate":1547600700000,"author":{"id":"5c44b9ba9e24f0172e3b748e","fullname":"James White","furl":"james-white"},"people":[{"id":"5c44b9bf9e24f0172e3b79c5","furl":"paul-feig","name":"Paul Feig","heroImage":[{"id":"5c44b9bf9e24f0172e3b79c2","altText":"Paul 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