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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 Ghostbusters 3 Script Is Done and Has Been Sent to Bill Murray

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, [...]

'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 [...]

Bill Murray Still Hasn't Gotten Around to Reading the Ghostbusters 3 Script

Everyone involved in making Ghostbusters 3 is waiting on Bill Murray to read the script and give it the thumbs up. The entire project hangs in the balance, and Murray could truly not give a shit. It's amazing. Here's what he had to say about it yesterday to Howard Stern: STERN: Is it true that there is a “Ghostbusters 3” and you’re the problem? You will not sign off on this? Do you know about this? MURRAY: Yeah, I guess I’m the problem. Before I was an asset and now I’m the problem. There’s a script somewhere over there. Over there there’s a script and I haven’t read [...]

Ernie Hudson on Ghostbusters 3: "Bill has been the hold up"

Here's Ernie Hudson on the progress of the mythical Ghostbusters 3: Dan and Harold are working on the script. If it happens we will see but Bill has been the hold up. His definition of good is a little bit different than everybody elses. So we will see, I would love to see it happen. I know the fans have been asking for it…so hopefully.

His definition of good is a little bit different! I'll be honest, I'm going to trust the guy who's definition of good is Get Low, Broken Flowers, and Lost in Translation over pretty much everyone else involved with this project. I mean, no [...]

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 [...]

Ivan Reitman Is Considering Ruining Ghostbusters For Everyone by Casting Ashton Kutcher

Oh, dear. Apparently Ivan Reitman is considering casting Ashton Kutcher in Ghostbusters 3? Bill Murray! The fate of this movie is in your hands! Please do the right thing! People still have fond memories of a Ghostbusters franchise that doesn't involve Ashton Kutcher. Let's keep it that way.