[Weekend Wrap-Up] Bill Murray Stares At Stay-Pufts

By (@AtomicLagoon) | Stuff | April 24, 2021 at 11:21 pm

I have some good news. The price of the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife cereal has dropped from around $40 down to $20 on eBay. My dream of biting into some ectoplasm-shaped marshmallow sugar balls grows closer to reality every day.

But enough about cereal. Bill Murray recently appeared in a short YouTube video with director Ivan Reitman, in which the two reacted to the Mini-Pufts reveal clip. “That’s funny!” Murray said, “That’s got the feel, doesn’t it?” Reitman agreed.

Personally, it still feels a bit more Gremlins than Ghostbusters, maybe going for that Minions money, but we’ll have to see how the movie plays out when it releases in November.

Let’s see what else is going on this week.

  • Jacob Tremblay and Peter Dinklage will co-star in Legendary’s Toxic Avenger reboot, according to Variety. The reboot sounds like it sticks to the original plot, following a janitor who gets hit with some toxic goo and becomes the “Monster Hero” Toxie. Producers Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Entertainment, the original creators of Toxic Avenger, are also involved.
  • Destroy All Monsters will arrive on Xbox Game Pass on April 29. Play as Crypto-137 and, I don’t know, mess around with cows and stuff. Do alien things.
  • Justin Simien has been tapped to direct another film adaptation of the classic Disneyland and Disney World dark ride, The Haunted Mansion, or so says Deadline. Apparently, it will be a “completely different take” compared to the 2003 Eddie Murphy film. How about this: What if instead of the ghosts of people, the mansion is actually haunted by the ghosts of dinosaurs? Universal, are you writing this down?
  • Mezco Toys has some Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters figures available for pre-order. They come in two boxed sets, Round 1 and Round 2, each for $85.00. Round 1 includes Godzilla, Mothra, Anguirus, and Rodan, while Round 2 features King Ghidorah, Minilla, Gorosaurus, and Baragon. The figures are expected to ship out from November 2021 to January 2022.

  • RLJE Films and the horror streaming service Shudder have acquired Great White, according to The Wrap. The film, which will hit theaters this summer and Shudder later on in the year, stars Katrina Bowden, and is described as a mix of the horror, thriller, and supernatural genres.