Principal photography has ended on the dark comedy Trash Fire, from writer-director Richard Bates Jr. (Excision, Suburban Gothic). Starring Adrian Grenier (Entourage) and Angela Trimbur, the film is a comedy take on psychological thrillers, focusing on a man forced to confront his past when he and his girlfriend end up entangled in a web of lies, deceit and murder. It also stars Fionnula Flanagan, AnnaLynne McCord, Matthew Gray Gubler, Sally Kirkland, Ray Santiago, Ezra Buzzington and Molly McCook. Circle of Confusion’s Lawrence Mattis and Matt Smith and Snowfort Pictures’ David Lawson Jr. produced. Filming took place in Los Angeles.
Sony is in what we hear are very early internal talks to develop a Ghostbusters animated feature, with Ivan Reitman said to be likely to produce, though no writer has been hired. If it moves forward, the film would add to the studio’s push to build the franchise on par with Marvel’s cinematic universe. The studio just wrapped filming on the female-driven reboot of the franchise, which unites the Bridesmaids team of director Paul Feig and co-stars Kristen Wiig, and Melissa McCarthy, along with Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones rounding out the new team of paranormal investigators. It is also developing a more male centric spinoff with Channing Tatum attached as a possible star. Of course, the first animated incarnation of the team assembled in the 1984 comedy classic was Dic’s The Real Ghostbusters. The toon take on a live-action film franchise follows the lead of Transformers; Ant-Man scribes Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari are set to pen an animated feature that’s an origin story that focused on Cybertron, the planet from which the good and bad Transformer robots hail.