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 [...]
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 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, [...]