Posts tagged as ghostbusters 3

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 [...]

Bill Murray May Have Literally Shredded the Ghostbusters 3 Script

I guess Bill Murray finally found the time to give that Ghostbusters 3 script a read. Extremely reliable news source The National Enquirer has reported that Murray hated it so much he physically shredded the script and sent it back to Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd, along with a note saying, “No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!” Now, it is tempting to decide that this story is simply too AMAZING to be true, like unicorns or fairies, but, as with unicorns and fairies, we must still believe. We must always believe.

Bill Murray Will Make A Great FDR As Soon As He Checks His Voicemail

It's only a matter of time before every project in Hollywood grinds to a halt awaiting Bill Murray's go-ahead. Which is as it should be. Vulture reported yesterday that Murray will play FDR in an film adaptation of the radio play Hyde Park On The Hudson, which will span the 1939 visit to America by Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. However, director Roger Mitchell and the rest of the cast and crew might be tentatively ringing Murray's doorbell this July to see if they should get his trailer ready, as it remains unclear if Murray is completely signed-on as of yet.

This morning, Deadline claims [...]

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 [...]

Ghostbusters Slimes On Back to the Big Screen This October

Ghostbusters is coming to theaters! Again!

It'll be interesting to see whether a new generation of fans falls under the spell of such a well-respected classic. While it's still unclear how wide the October re-release will be, it appears to be an effort to gauge whether it's worth making a Ghostbusters 3. Cause, you know, god forbid we just make an original movie. Better to re-release all the old ones to test whether sequels will be profitable.

And at the very least, going to see Ghostbusters in theaters will be a great addition to your 1984 Theme Party (other activities: dancing to Funkytown, giving each other side [...]

Casting a New Class of Ghostbusters: A Wishlist

Last week saw stories break that not just one, but two actors have had discussions about being in the oft-rumored and much-fervored for Ghostbusters III. Those actors? Dane Cook and Ashton Kutcher. Reading this, I found myself staring at my computer screen wondering if we’d all been punked. Cook and Kutcher in a Ghostbusters movie is the comedic equivalent of the Jonas Brothers joining Paul and Ringo for a “reunion” tour.

I'd say that most diehard fans want this movie to happen. There hasn’t been anything like Ghostbusters since the glory days of Hook and Ladder #8, even the Carpathian-tastic sequel. The deadpan jokes, the surprisingly spooky moments, [...]

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 [...]

Dan Aykroyd: Ghostbusters 3 Is Shooting Next Year With or Without Bill Murray

What's a worse idea than a new Ghostbusters movie? A new Ghostbusters movie without Bill Murray in it. But that's just what we may be getting, according to Dan Aykroyd: Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray. That is our hope. We have an excellent script. What we have to remember is that Ghostbusters is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold [Ramis], myself and Sigourney [Weaver]. The concept is much larger than any individual role and the promise of Ghostbusters 3 is that we [...]