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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.

Bill Murray Explains His Lack of Interest in 'Ghostbusters III', Compares It to Going Back to High School

Bill Murray did an interview with Dazed Digital out today, and while the whole thing is full of good stuff, the highlight was him discussing his lack of interest in Ghostbusters III. The interview seems to have been conducted prior to Harold Ramis's passing so Murray's opinions then on Ghostbusters III may be moot now, but here's what he said nonetheless:

Interviewer: Talking about friendships, has not wanting to do another Ghostbusters film hurt your relationship with the other guys?

Murray: Oh, that I'm not in a rush to do the Ghostbusters movie? We made the first Ghostbusters – it was one of the great movies, one of the great entertainments of all time. Then we made a [...]

Rick Moranis Discusses 'Spaceballs' and 'Ghostbusters' Sequels

The reclusive Rick Moranis gave a rare interview to Heeb magazine this week to promote his new comedic music album My Mother's Brisket. The full interview is worth reading for fans of Moranis's work, but most interestingly, he revealed some info about proposed sequels to Spaceballs and Ghostbusters during the chat.

In the movie Spaceballs, Mel Brooks's character Yogurt makes a reference to a sequel entitled Spaceballs II: The Search for More Money, but no movie sequel was ever made. "Mel wanted to do a sequel after it became a cult video hit," Moranis reveals. "It wasn’t a box office hit. It was a cult video hit, and MGM [...]

Let's Face It, 'Ghostbusters III' Isn't Happening and It's Probably a Good Thing

Ghostbusters III, which has been in development since the late 90s, has been delayed again, according to The Hollywood Reporter. We reported two weeks ago that the movie was set to film this summer, but the latest news is that the Ghostbusters III won't be ready until "fall at the earliest." After nearly two decades of delays on this project and news that Bill Murray won't be involved, I think it's time to throw in the towel on rallying for a new Ghostbusters, everybody on the internet. When has picking up a franchise years later ever resulted in a good movie? Or even an okay movie? [...]

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 [...]

Phil Lord and Chris Miller Turned Down Directing 'Ghostbusters III'

Ghostbusters III is hitting more roadblocks. Jeff Sneider at The Wrap is reporting that directing team Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) have turned the project down. Last month, Nikki Finke reported that the duo was in talks for the job, and Sneider says they were the studio's top choice and that the studio is now meeting with other directors.

Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two Ghostbusters movies, was originally set to direct the third, but he stepped down following the death of original Ghostbuster Harold Ramis. With Ghostbusters III once again without a director nearly two decades into [...]

Sony Presses on with 'Ghostbusters III' Script After Harold Ramis's Death

The last time we checked in on the status of Ghostbusters III it was maybe happening, but THR reports that the project was in motion before the death of original Ghostbusters co-writer Harold Ramis and allegedly had planned cameos for Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, and even Bill Murray (there's no mention of fellow Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson) "to set up a baton-passing to a trio of newcomers." With news of Ramis's passing earlier this week, Sony and director Ivan Reitman are reportedly in talks deciding how to move the project forward and rewrite the script penned by Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky and reworked by Tropic Thunder's [...]

Left Handed Radio: 'You Don't Dance Off Red Tape'

On this episode: parents give their son the gift of accepting his gay stuff, Fauxnaise is a vegan sandwich spread that sounds like a nasal spray (but it's not), a body is taken off life support, New Yorkers defend the firehouse from 'Ghost Busters' from becoming a Pier 1 Imports, a creepy murderer gets really desperate on the phone, Ricky is vegan now and also he's magic, Dave finds out his dad was indeed The World's Greatest Dad, an international war begins between America and Holland, and a taste of Big Mister 7 (the new flavor of Big Mister with 7 pounds of ground beef).

Left Handed Radio is [...]

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 [...]

'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.

Ivan Reitman Steps Down as 'Ghostbusters III' Director, Production Moving Forward

Yesterday evening, Deadline released a lengthy statement by Ghostbusters III director Ivan Reitman, who finally broke his silence on the status of the sequel after the death of Harold Ramis. Following Ramis's passing, Reitman has decided he no longer wants to direct the franchise reboot but will work with the production to help find the right person to helm it. Considering Reitman directed both of the original Ghostbusters movies and Ramis is now gone, the thought of a Ghostbusters III seems more and more like a bad idea now, though Sony is eager to breathe life back into the franchise. "It was such an amazing time in my [...]

Someone Is Funding a 'Ghostbusters II' Documentary on Kickstarter

Oregon-based filmmaker Bradley Bjornstad has taken to Kickstarter to raise money for a pair of Ghostbusters II-related projects. He's asking for $100,000 to make a documentary about how the production of the disappointing sequel went awry, and he's also looking to use the money to create "a definitive Ghostbusters 2 Extended Cut" with deleted scenes from the cutting room floor restored back into the movie, including a key plot point about Louis Tully (Rick Moranis) training to be a Ghostbuster that didn't make it into the final cut of the film.

Bjornstad wants the documentary to feature interviews with "every main cast member and the main principles behind the camera," [...]

Jason Reitman on Bill Murray: "He's Like a Jazz Musician"

“While almost all of the dialogue in original [Ghostbusters] screenplay is echoed on screen, the Venkman character is completely improvised. It's as if Bill Murray was given a mumblecore-style essay about each scene and then permitted to say whatever he wanted as long as he got the point across… He's like a jazz musician who knows, 'I have eight measures here and have to hit this note here and as long as I follow those rules everything else is up to me.'"

- Writer/director Jason Reitman to EW about the improvisation skills of Bill Murray in his dad Ivan's movie Ghostbusters.

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 [...]