Ghostbusters 3 is not a film I’m particularly keen to see made, but at this point I really want it to happen just so people can stop asking Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray about whether or not it is going to happen. No one likes to talk about the project like Aykroyd likes to talk about it, and when the big question was put to him this week — is it happening? — he says yes, and suggests that it’ll happen with or without Bill Murray. And he’d like to see one of the Criminal Minds cast members suit up to battle the supernatural. Read More »
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There’s been a lot of indirect word about Ghostbusters 3 over the past two years, mostly via tubthumping from Dan Aykroyd and amusing dismissals of the project from Bill Murray. One person from whom we haven’t heard much is Ivan Reitman, director of the original film and the man contracted to direct the third.
Now Mr. Reitman says that “”Virtually everything you’ve read on the internet [about Ghostbusters 3] is not accurate.” What does that mean? Read More »
Dan Aykroyd seems to be massaging the truth when it comes to Ghostbusters 3. He has no problem talking about the long gestating and perma-rumored project, but even when the co-writer, co-star and co-producer offers up a supposed confirmation, it has to be taken with a grain of salt. Last month, for example, he “confirmed” some casting rumors that actors like Bill Hader and Anna Faris were being considered for roles in the new film.
The Playlist went right to the source and asked Hader about these rumors. Guess what? He has no idea what Aykroyd is talking about. That doesn’t mean Aykroyd is lying, just that the process isn’t nearly as far along as he made it sound. Read Hader’s quote and more after the jump.
UPDATE: Anna Faris has commented too. Read about it below.
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“I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost,” but I am afraid when more Ghostbusters 3 information comes out. Much like a fourth Indiana Jones film, Ghostbusters 3 is one of those projects I dreamed about as a kid but never thought I’d see happen. Yet with every rumor about a script, Bill Murray appearance and production start date, the 10-year-old in me begins to smile…and then worry that it’s going to be screwed up.
Well, add another bit of info to the ever-growing pile as co-writer, producer and star of the franchise, Dan Aykroyd was recently on a Chicago radio station and confirmed that not only is Ghostbusters 3 currently casting, but that several names are already “strong possibilities.” Find out exactly who after the jump. Read More »
While Sam Raimi is working on explaining how the Wizard got to Oz, there’s another film in production that’ll tell the story of what happens after Dorothy left. That film is called Dorothy of Oz and it’s a 3D animated sequel to the 1939 original about Dorothy being transported back to help a new group of misfits find the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion in order to defeat an evil Jester who wants to take over Oz. Directed by Daniel St. Pierre, the film sports a start studded voice cast including Lea Michele, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Jim Belushi, Oliver Platt and Patrick Stewart and is reportedly scheduled for release in April 2012. We’ve already seen some character sketches, but now a bunch of concept art has surfaced that gives us a good idea of what to expect from the film. We’ve got the photos and more after the jump. Read More »
Will there be a Ghostbusters 3, or will there not be? According to everyone but Bill Murray, the project is definitely happening. Mr. Murray has called it a crock, a myth, and just about every other unkind word a gentleman might use. More specifically, he has disparaged the talents of The Office writer/producers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, who penned the first Ghostbusters 3 draft after writing the bomb Year One.
Dan Aykroyd was recently asked about his reaction to Mr. Murray’s comments, and in his answer he offered not so much a defense of Msrs. Stupnitsky and Eisenberg, but a defense of the script, which he’s now working on directly. Read More »
Warner Bros has released a new movie trailer for the hybrid live-action/computer animated feature adaptation Yogi Bear on IGN.The first teaser trailer went online in July — if you missed it, click here (or maybe don’t). Hit the jump to watch the new trailer now.
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Earlier today there was a poster for the new film version of Yogi Bear (in 3D!); now there’s a teaser trailer that continues the trend of rather terrible character design, but bolsters it with a really weird-looking mix of live action and CGI animation. Smart move on Warner Bros.’ part, releasing the poster and trailer separately so as to get extra coverage out of the materials. Check out the trailer below, and be prepared to never want to venture into a State Park again. Read More »