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Paul Feig Might Direct a 'Ghostbusters' Reboot with Female Leads

Here's a new twist in the ongoing saga that is Ghostbusters III: According to Variety, Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is currently in talks with Sony to direct an all-female Ghostbusters reboot with a brand new script. It's not clear yet whether the Feig reboot will replace the long in-the-works sequel, which original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman left in March after the death of Harold Ramis. In any case, Feig already has his next project lined up directing Melissa McCarthy in Spy, so there's plenty of time to either get angry about unnecessary reboots or assemble your lady Ghostbusters dream team.

Sony Presses on with 'Ghostbusters III' Script After Harold Ramis's Death

The last time we checked in on the status of Ghostbusters III it was maybe happening, but THR reports that the project was in motion before the death of original Ghostbusters co-writer Harold Ramis and allegedly had planned cameos for Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, and even Bill Murray (there's no mention of fellow Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson) "to set up a baton-passing to a trio of newcomers." With news of Ramis's passing earlier this week, Sony and director Ivan Reitman are reportedly in talks deciding how to move the project forward and rewrite the script penned by Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky and reworked by Tropic Thunder's [...]

Is the New 'Ghostbusters' Movie a Remake, Not a Sequel?

Dan Aykroyd and Company have been working on a third Ghostbusters movie on and off for the past 15 years, but in an interview today with Collider, Ivan Reitman, director and producer of the original two movies and a producer on the third  one, referred to the new Ghosbusters specifically as a remake and not a sequel:

"I think Ghostbusters probably should be remade, if we can get it all right. We’re working on it, so we’ll see."

Maybe this is just Reitman misspeaking, as everything we’ve heard about the movie up until now indicates that it’ll be a sequel (albeit with the old Ghostbusters passing the torch to [...]

Etan Cohen Is the Man Who Will Make 'Ghostbusters 3' the Critical Darling and Box-Office Megahit We Know It Must Be

Joining new Community showrunners David Guarascio and Moses Port on the shortlist of comedy writers taking high-profile jobs that have them facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles right off the bat is Men in Black 3/Tropic Thunder screenwriter Etan Cohen, who's been hired to take over writing duties on Ghostbusters 3 from Office writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg. Maybe he will be able to crack this uncrackable nut, crafting the perfect script that gets Bill Murray on board, lives up to the original, and satisfies even the most internet-inflamed fanboy. Or it'll be another few years of rumors and infighting that'll result in either a cancelled project or a [...]

No Bill Murray Role in Ghostbusters 3 Is "A Surety," Admits Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd has finally woken up and smelled the roses, who happen to be wearing a perfume called Eau de Bill Murray Will Never Do Ghostbusters 3. "It’s a surety that Bill Murray will not do the movie," he said. "However, there is still interest from the studio." He also promises that even in the case of a Murrayless threequel, "We’re not going to do a movie that exploits the franchise. The script has to be perfect." Perfect, eh? Well, considering that two scripts have already been attempted, those standards should ensure that this will-they-make-it saga continues until we are all real ghosts, just waiting to be [...]

Phil Lord and Chris Miller Reportedly in Talks to Direct 'Ghostbusters III'

On Tuesday, original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman announced that he was stepping down as director of the upcoming sequel, but he assured fans that he was helping the production find an equally perfect director. According to Nikki Finke, Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller are reportedly in talks to replace Reitman, which is a hopeful update that Ghostbusters III still has a chance of being great. No word on how this will affect Lord and Miller's desire to do a Clone High movie, but directing Ghostbusters seems like a fair excuse.

Let's Face It, 'Ghostbusters III' Isn't Happening and It's Probably a Good Thing

Ghostbusters III, which has been in development since the late 90s, has been delayed again, according to The Hollywood Reporter. We reported two weeks ago that the movie was set to film this summer, but the latest news is that the Ghostbusters III won't be ready until "fall at the earliest." After nearly two decades of delays on this project and news that Bill Murray won't be involved, I think it's time to throw in the towel on rallying for a new Ghostbusters, everybody on the internet. When has picking up a franchise years later ever resulted in a good movie? Or even an okay movie? [...]

The Lost Roles of Chris Rock

Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and examine the parts they turned down, wanted but didn’t get, and the projects that fell apart altogether. This week, we turn our attention to Chris Rock, one of the most prominent stand-ups of his generation as well as an accomplished actor and writer. Let’s take a look at the roles Chris Rock almost played over the years, including Jimmy Olsen in Tim Burton’s Superman movie, voicing KITT the Talking Car in the Knight Rider reboot, and starring in a Richard Pryor [...]

'Ghostbusters 3' Has a New Writing Staff

At this point, the journey to make a third Ghostbusters movie can be the subject of a movie itself. Sure, it would be a documentary probably entitled "Ghostbusted" but a movie nonetheless. As the video above suggests, a new team of folks is taking a crack at the long awaited sequel. There's no word yet on who these writers are but I wouldn't be surprised if the next draft involves Ray scientifically signing a bunch of skulls filled with a mysterious liquid that turns them into ghosts.

Run, Run From the Haunting Specter of a Ghostbusters 3 With No Bill Murray

The latest word in unnecessary threequels: Bill Murray's refusal to make Ghostbusters 3 will not stop Dan Aykroyd, who says he'll just re-cast the part of Peter Venkman. The weirdest thing about this is that Aykroyd assures audiences that Rick Moranis will be involved in the third movie, because “None of us would want to do the movie without having him as a participant." Why he doesn't feel that way about Bill Murray, whose role in the original film was about twelvety billion times more important than Moranis', is a mystery the likes of which no one has seen since the outbreak of unexplained paranormal activity in 1980s [...]

Ivan Reitman Steps Down as 'Ghostbusters III' Director, Production Moving Forward

Yesterday evening, Deadline released a lengthy statement by Ghostbusters III director Ivan Reitman, who finally broke his silence on the status of the sequel after the death of Harold Ramis. Following Ramis's passing, Reitman has decided he no longer wants to direct the franchise reboot but will work with the production to help find the right person to helm it. Considering Reitman directed both of the original Ghostbusters movies and Ramis is now gone, the thought of a Ghostbusters III seems more and more like a bad idea now, though Sony is eager to breathe life back into the franchise. "It was such an amazing time in my [...]

Scary Halloween News: Studio Wants to Film Murray-less 'Ghostbusters' Reboot This Summer

Deadline reports that Sony Pictures is planning for original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman to film the new Ghostbusters reboot this summer (which they specifically refer to as a "reboot" and not a "sequel"). Sure, this is just the latest in a seemingly-endless string of updates on a project that's been in the works for 15 years, but the fact that the movie now has a shooting schedule is something new, and the looming destruction of the popular franchise should scare fans of the original shitless just in time for Halloween. Presumably, Reitman will be working from a script by Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder/Idiocracy/Men in Black 3), [...]

Bill Murray "Won't Be Involved" in Another Ghostbusters :( !

Good news: Dan Aykroyd is very confident that there will be a Ghostbusters 3 very soon. He told the Metro:

We've got a brilliant new writer on it and we'll be passing the torch on to a new generation. We're working on it to make it just right to satisfy our fans. I'm confident we'll be in production in the next year.

Bad news: Dan Aykroyd also told the Metro that Bill Murray "won't be involved." He explained:

It's sad but we're passing it on to a new generation. Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill. My preference would be to have him involved but at [...]

A Smiling Bill Murray Calls Ghostbusters 3 a "Possibility"

Check out a brief interview Bill Murray did with Chicago's WGN, in which he talks mostly about the Cubs and the toll-free voicemail service he uses instead of getting an agent. His unorthodox career strategy has been widely known for a while but it's fun to see him discuss it like a teenager who's getting one over on his parents. When the interviewer asks how many messages he usually gets, he responds smirking, "Oh, I don't know. See you'd have to answer it everyday." This explains why he's been the subject of not one but two "Lost Roles" columns. In the clip he also calls Ghostbusters [...]