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An Alleged 2009 Draft of the 'Ghostbusters III' Script Has Leaked Online

Over the years Ghostbusters III has transformed from a sequel stuck in development hell to a reboot directed by Paul Feig, but for longtime fans who have wondered what the original sequel may have looked like prior to the death of Harold Ramis earlier this year, today is your lucky day. According to Bloody Disgusting, a draft of the original sequel penned by Office writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg has leaked online. Its authenticity hasn't been officially confirmed yet, but the script — labeled "Second Draft — 04/08/2009" — is definitely worth the look for Ghostbusters fans. Here's an excerpt from Bloody Disgusting's summary:

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Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Will Be "Really Scary" And Respect the Original Films

Following yesterday's news that he had teamed up with writer Katie Dippold to make the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, Paul Feig sat down with Entertainment Weekly to shed some light on his vision for the film. Feig put a lot of emphasis on his respect for the original films and the pressure of taking on a Ghostbusters movie especially in the wake of Harold Ramis's death and Bill Murray's lack of interest in continuing the franchise:

I love origin stories. That’s my favorite thing. I love the first one so much I don’t want to do anything to ruin the memory of that. So it just felt like, [...]

Bill Murray Likes the Idea of a Female 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

While promoting his new movie St. Vincent at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend, Bill Murray was asked by several reporters about the recent news of a possible Paul Feig-directed all-female Ghostbusters reboot and responded with resounding approval. Here's what he had to say when asked about the idea by Access Hollywood's Scott Mantz:

"It sounds great to me. It sounds as good an idea as any other! There are a lot of women that could scare off any kind of vapor! No, it's a grand idea, I don't know who they're talking about, but it's a good idea, I would watch it! I [...]

Here's the Trailer for the 'Ghostbusters' 30th Anniversary Re-Release

Last month it was announced that Ghostbusters would be getting a theatrical re-release on August 29th to celebrate the film's 30th anniversary, and Sony dropped the first trailer yesterday. The re-release will be followed by the Ghostbusters 30th anniversary edition and Ghostbusters II 25th anniversary edition Blu-ray set available on September 16th. Hopefully this re-release will recruit a whole new generation of Ghostbusters fans who can laugh at the film just as much as its very '80s special effects.

Watch Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis Film Alternate Takes for 'Ghostbusters'

Here's some cutting room floor footage from Ghostbusters, in which Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis are filming a bunch of commercials for the commercial-within-the-show. One of the takes involves them calling their business "Ghost Stoppers," which must be an alternate title for the movie that they luckily didn't go with.

Ernie Hudson Still Has Mixed Feelings About Playing Winston in 'Ghostbusters'

"The sad part is the thing that I thought that Ghostbusters would do, which is really kickstart my career into high gear. It never really materialized. I’ve never been told that I’ve gotten a job because of Ghostbusters; I think there have been a few jobs that I’ve lost [because of it]. Since [the movie], I’ve been given and taken advantage of the opportunity to perform a myriad of challenging roles, so what am I complaining about?"

- Fourth Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson — who called the all-female Ghostbusters reboot a "bad idea" last month — explains how Winston went from a fleshed out main character to more of a [...]

Katie Dippold Is Writing the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot for Paul Feig

It looks like the all-lady Ghostbusters reboot is moving forward. Following August's report that Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig was in talks with Sony to direct the long in-the-works sequel-turned-reboot, THR reports today that Feig's collaborator Katie Dippold — who penned the script for The Heat and has also written for MADtv and Parks and Recreation — has officially signed on to co-write the reboot with Feig. Dippold also recently finished writing the script for The Heat 2. No cast has been announced yet for the film, but hopefully someone involved considers some of Bill Murray's suggestions. Feig also gave an update on [...]

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.

Here's What Max Landis's Hypothetical Version of 'Ghostbusters III' Would Be

Earlier this week, entertainment blogger Nikki Finke published a story about Max Landis being hired to write the new draft of Ghostbusters III, which Landis quickly debunked on Twitter, denying any involvement. Max Landis, whose father John Landis often collaborated with fellow '80s comedy kingpins/Ghostbusters people Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ivan Reitman, proceeded to lay out his ideas on Twitter for what he would hypothetically do with Ghostbusters on Twitter and it actually sounds kind of cool, unlike most Ghostbusters III concepts. Here's what he had to say (via /Film):

My full movie concerns several new teams (focusing on one), grown from the Ghostbusters Franchise which is now global [...]

Ivan Reitman on How 'Ghostbusters III' Will Compare to the Original

"Generally, people are always cynical about these things because at their heart they start as financial desires by a studio. But there are really good creative people behind this that are trying their best. It doesn't mean it will be as great a movie as the first one. I hope strangely that it isn't. [laughs] And strangely I hope that it is."

- Ivan Reitman in a new interview with Ain't It Cool News, where he insists that the forthcoming Ghostbusters III film will be more like the original than Ghostbusters II.

Ernie Hudson Hates the Idea of an All-Women 'Ghostbusters' Reboot (Unless It's Sexy)

"I love females. I hope that if they go that way at least they'll be funny, and if they're not funny at least hopefully it'll be sexy. I love the idea of including women, I think that's great. But all-female I think would be a bad idea. I don't think the fans want to see that."

- Fourth Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson gives his ridiculously sexist two cents on Paul Feig's in-the-works reboot in an interview with The Telegraph.

Oh Lord, Dan Aykroyd Wants to Create a Marvel-Style 'Ghostbusters' Universe

The most recent update on the long-rumored Ghostbusters sequel was the news of a possible all-female reboot directed by Paul Feig, but according to Dan Aykroyd, the future of Ghostbusters – or as he calls it, the Ghostbusters "brand" — is now much more than just a movie. According to THR, Aykroyd was asked at an event in London for an update on the movie and said he's shifted his focus from a sequel to a Marvel-style universe: "It’s beyond just another sequel, a prequel, another TV show. I'm thinking what does the whole brand mean to Sony? What does Pixar and Star Wars mean to Disney? [...]

These Middle Schoolers' Remake of the Original 'Ghostbusters' Trailer Proves That the Future Is Not Hopeless

A group of middle school film students at Massachusetts' Raw Art Works art school made a shot-for-shot Ghostbusters trailer remake that was recently posted to Vimeo, and the result is an impressive and adorable indicator of what tomorrow's comedy creators might bring to the table. While the remake trailer cheats by using some original film footage here and there, these kids' vision of a gender-swapped Ghostbusters world where the main stars are tween girls and Sigourney Weaver's part is played by a beanie-wearing dude is nothing short of genius.

'Ghostbusters' Is Getting a Theatrical Re-Release This Summer

Ghostbusters was released 30 years ago this weekend, and for the occasion, the movie is heading back to theaters. Entertainment Weekly reports that a restored and remastered version of the movie will hit 700 theaters nationwide on August 29th. There will also be a 30th/25th anniversary Blu-Ray release of both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II on September 16th. There's also a new Ghostbusters official website made for the 30th anniversary that looks like it was made for the 20th anniversary. Ghostbusters was re-released theatrically super recently in 2011 in what appeared to have been an effort to bolster support for a third movie, which Dan Aykroyd is [...]