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 [...]
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, [...]
Moment of truth time for Ghostbusters 3: after spending all this time writing a script and talking about it, will the guys trying to get this movie made be able to convince the unpredictable Bill Murray to get on board? Hell, it seems like they've made it this far without really talking to Bill or getting a real confirmation from him, and they can't do it without him. Says Entertainment Weekly: "Ivan Reitman, the man who directed and produced 1984′s box-office smash Ghostbusters and its 1989 sequel, says a 'very good script' for a third film in the knee-slapping ghost-hunting franchise has been sent to Bill Murray." Also, yes, [...]
Here's a section of an interview Making Of did with Harold Ramis last year but just released now for some reason. In it, he discusses their approach to Ghostbusters 3, where the project was at the time, an earlier script that Dan Aykroyd wrote that sent the Ghostbusters to hell, and the special effects in the original movies.
There has been a lot of talk of this Ghostbusters 3 movie that's in the works, something that I'm not so sure is a great idea. And neither is Bill Murray, based on interviews he's given. But that won't stop 'em from making it! Apparently, the script is currently being revised by Dan Aykroyd. Here's how he responds to questions about Bill Murray's shit talking:
"I think he was concerned that the writing on Ghostbusters 3 by these guys would not be up to standard, but I can tell you firsthand, I'm working on the script now and those two — Stupnitsky and Eisenberg — wrote [...]